This report presents a wide range of current thinking on the nature of the crime problem on public transit system, its effect on transit patronage, measures taken to meet the problem, projections about what the problem will be in the future, and the kind of research required to meet future needs. The citizen's perception of crime on public transit and its effect on ridership will be an essential factor in the planning and operating of public transportation. These basic crime control strategies are: increase of police manpower including flexible deployment strategies; expansion of electronic devices to complement police patrol; and operational strategies such as the elimination of stops in high crime areas. The application of current knowledge to automated small vehicle systems in discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on the Workshop on Transit Security, Feb. 24-25, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rept.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM