Met Council Adopts Plan to Increase Safety on Buses, Light Rail
The Metropolitan Council has approved a plan to increase safety on Metro Transit buses and trains.
The plan comes as Metro Transit experienced a 54 percent increase in crime reports last year. That increase coincided with an increase in riders, which went up 17 percent in 2022, but still below pre-pandemic levels.
To improve safety, Metro Transit is now focused on buses and trains.
“What people want when they’re using transit is to know that there are people there that are able to help or intervene if necessary,” said Metro Transit spokesperson Drew Kerr.
Metro Transit started a security personnel pilot program last fall. Kerr said the agency is looking to expand it to other locations, including the Brooklyn Center Transit Center.
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