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Safety For All

Recognizing the flaws of over-policing, a growing number of transit agencies are adopting new public safety measures that are less punitive and more responsive to vulnerable riders. “Safety For All" chronicles how agencies like BART in San Francisco, TriMet in Portland, and SEPTA in Philadelphia are addressing safety concerns by hiring unarmed personnel, developing high profile anti-harassment campaigns, and better connecting riders to housing and mental health services. These interventions also allow transit police to spend less time on “quality of life” offenses and focus more attention on the core mission of deterring violence.