PROCEEDINGS OF WORKSHOP ON METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSIT CRIME REDUCTION MEASURES IN AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEMS, HELD AT CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS ON MAY 25-28, 1976

The workshop focused on current methods of assessing the effectiveness of crime and vandalism reduction methods that are used in conventional urban mass transit systems, and on how they might be applied to new AGT systems. Conventional as well as novel methods of assessment were presented and discussed. Among the major issues discussed were the use of critical incident techniques to assess the community's needs with regard to transit security; the establishment of a board similar to the National Transportation Safety Board, which will focus on security issues; and the role of security specialists and management in transit planning. The imformation herein should be of interest to transit security planners and researchers, law enforcement agencies, planners of AGT systems, and in general those people who are concerned with the problems of crime and vandalism in transit systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hawkins, W
    • Sussman, E D
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-27 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0048-77-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM