Title

TRANSIT-PASSENGER PERCEPTIONS OF TRANSIT-RELATED CRIME REDUCTION MEASURES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2000

Subject Area

planning - personal safety/crime, planning - surveys, ridership - perceptions, mode - bus, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transit, Technological innovations, Surveys, Security measures, Security, Public transit, Passengers, Michigan, Mass transit, Local transit, Lighting, Illumination, Emergency telephones, Crimes aboard buses, Advanced technology

Abstract

Violent crimes against public transit bus operators and passengers in Michigan were studied. The study was funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation and conducted by the University of Michigan in early 1999. A survey approach examined transit passenger perceptions of numerous transit-related crime reduction measures, primarily patrol and security, design actions, and technological innovation. The respondents ranked emergency telephones for passengers and increased lighting as the best crime prevention measures. The survey was part of a wider study that also surveyed transit agencies and transit vehicle operators.