Some stories you may have missed: The straddling bus will soon be a memory, TransitScreen teams up with Panasonic, and BART adopts a Safe Transit policy.
How technology can improve transit safety and security
Local officials are considering a plan to let deputies ride Metro Transit (WI) buses as part of a campaign to crack down on distracted driving.
Winniipeg police are accessing travel information from Winnipeg Transit peggo card users to support investigations but advocates raise privacy concerns.
ICYMI: Sacramento enhances station security, NYC councilor wants NYPD to release stats on fare evasion enforcement, and MTA launches digital library.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (CA) Police Department is now sharing reports of Part 1 crimes with the website CrimeMapping.com.
ICYMI: Crowdfunding sites raise $1 million for TriMet heros, MARTA’s computer systems are at risk, and Lyft replaces its pink mustache with Amp.
Metra (IL) will replace the cameras on its trains with a new system that includes inward-facing cameras to record the actions of engineers.
A federal lawsuit alleges that the BART Watch safety-related mobile application violates the privacy of thousands of passengers.
ICYMI: NJ Transit to add 360-degree cameras on buses, BART tests tech for hearing-impaired riders, and BostonBRT sponsors “Beauty and the Bus” campaign.