Some stories you may have missed last week: DART launches safety and security app, UTA has a Facebook moment, and Transit app closes funding round.
How technology can improve transit safety and security
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (NV) received permission from a federal judge to record audio conversations on RTC buses.
The Toronto Transit Commission launched a public information campaign and mobile safety app to fight harassment and enhance public safety.
The South West Transit Association and Texas Transit Association are posting updates about Texas transit operators affected by Hurricane Harvey.
NJ Transit’s police officers are now equipped with body cameras to wear while they are on patrol.
The Trump administration asked DDOT to remove the Capital Bikeshare station from the White House grounds because of security concerns.
The Sacramento Regional Transit District is using the public address system to reprimand scofflaws at its light rail stations, and people are listening.
This week, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) tested a passenger screening system designed to detect guns and explosives.
SEPTA launched a mobile application that enables riders to discreetly report safety or security issues to transit police.
Privacy advocates question TransLink’s practice of sharing Compass Card traveler data with police.