CITIZEN SAFETY AND BUS TRANSIT. A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP IN BETWEEN PERSONAL SAFETY AND BUS TRANSIT USAGE IN THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AREA
The report investigates all of the major factors which effect the relationships between bus transit, crime and the citizen in the Washington, D.C. area. These factors include: (1) Actual reported on-bus incidents; (2) reported incidents that occur at local bus stop intersections and bus stop approaches; (3) incidents observed by bus riders; and (4) attitudes of bus riders and non-riders about bus related personal safety. The report documents the current methods of transit crime reporting and investigates obstacles to the provision of thorough accounting and reporting transit crimes. Major related issues such as passenger victimization, public perception of transit crime vs. actual reported incidence levels, and prerequisites to maintaining the public confidence are discussed in conjunction with recommendations for agencies involved.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 100 p.
- Accession Number: 00080964
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM