VANDALISM SUPPRESSION BY HELICOPTER. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE 1974 PROGRAM IN SEPTA AREA ON PENN CENTRAL AND READING COMMUTER LINES

This is a report of the third year of use of a helicopter by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority for suppressing vandalism and improving safety on the region's 13 commuter lines. SEPTA funded the program. By the end of the program, 46 percent fewer injuries were experienced by riders of SEPTA commuter trains, a large number of trespassers were ejected from railroad property, damage to switches and signals was down 35 percent and track obstructions had been cut by 19 per cent. There was also a reduction in stealing from freight cars.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Vandalism Suppression Program was also financed in part by the Pennsylvania DOT (Project/Grant T-198), the City of Philadelphia, and the Counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. See also RRIS 12 092224 7601 and 052071 7402.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

    Railroad Division, 12 South 12th Street
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19101
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T-198 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM