Transit Crime

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cowboyjones
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby cowboyjones » March 18th, 2015, 11:40 am

I think it would be worth it to point out to anyone who might criticize it that they could have gotten downtown anytime either actually paying for fares, or driving (Because just because they likely had been drinking, doesn't mean they won't drive, of course). It certainly has more to do with St. Patrick's day than free transit rides.

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Re: Transit Crime

Postby seanrichardryan » April 14th, 2015, 9:04 am

Transit on Transit Crime:

1 passenger killed, others hurt in collision of Duluth city buses
http://www.startribune.com/local/299688151.html
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby xandrex » May 26th, 2015, 6:34 pm

PiPress articles plays up fact that mugging included Green Line getaway.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... -assailant

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Re: Transit Crime

Postby FISHMANPET » May 26th, 2015, 6:42 pm

I saw that on the UofM crime alert, and thought "oh brother."

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Nick
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby Nick » May 26th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Jesus Christ the Pioneer Press website is hot garbage

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Re: Transit Crime

Postby mattaudio » January 30th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Metro Transit Driver Sentenced For Soliciting Pregnant Teen On Bus
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/01/2 ... en-on-bus/

Wow.

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Re: Transit Crime

Postby LRV Op Dude » January 30th, 2016, 1:54 pm

mattaudio wrote:Metro Transit Driver Sentenced For Soliciting Pregnant Teen On Bus
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/01/2 ... en-on-bus/

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Anondson
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby Anondson » April 3rd, 2016, 7:58 am

Bus driver attacked. "Possibly life altering injuries".

http://m.startribune.com/several-teens- ... 374407091/

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Anondson
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby Anondson » May 22nd, 2016, 10:01 am

Northstar train vandalized by graffiti while in Big Lake maintenance yard.

http://www.startribune.com/northstar-ra ... 380407811/

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Re: Transit Crime

Postby seanrichardryan » June 2nd, 2016, 11:04 pm

Coon Rapids strip mall owners want to 'immediately discontinue' popular bus stop
Loitering, property rights issues arise at well-used but unofficial drop-off point for riders at Riverdale Crossing shopping center.

http://www.startribune.com/coon-rapids- ... 381726321/
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Anondson
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby Anondson » June 2nd, 2016, 11:22 pm

"Unofficial" because Anoka county hates buses so much the buses must use private property, the public property gets to be used for free flowing cars.

This poor accommodation to buses is what exurban GOP loves about buses, it's easy to screw over.

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Anondson
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby Anondson » September 10th, 2016, 8:22 pm

Bus drivers worry about assaults. In 2015, last year, driver assaults rose 21% from 73 in 2014 to 88 assaults.

http://www.startribune.com/on-the-front ... 393001551/

Some discussion on retrofitting buses to have safety glass like train operators and cabbies have.

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Re: Transit Crime

Postby twincitizen » September 11th, 2016, 10:10 am

Plexiglass "driver shields" are a thing on numerous other transit systems. In addition to protecting a driver from heinous things like assault or getting spit on, I believe it would also decrease accidents (fewer customer distractions while driving) and very slightly improve on-time performance (fewer folks would ask questions or carry on lengthy conversations with the drivers)

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Re: Transit Crime

Postby Anondson » April 12th, 2018, 7:27 am

Bus driver attacked, filmed on video and posted.

http://www.startribune.com/metro-transi ... 479467663/

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Anondson
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Re: Transit Crime

Postby Anondson » April 18th, 2018, 2:26 pm

Arrest made, suspect jailed until hearing.

http://www.startribune.com/man-charged- ... 480145403/


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