Sep 22, 2020

METRO RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR SECURITY EXCELLENCE

Transit system recognized with APTA Gold Award for security practices
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CINCINNATI – For the fourth time, Metro has received the top honor among mid-size transit systems for security excellence from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a national organization representing the transit industry for more than 100 years.

The APTA Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards recognize innovative and proactive safety and security programs conducted by public transport providers. The awards help the industry by benchmarking successful programs so other systems can implement and fine-tune their programs based on the findings of their peers.

“Congratulations to the award-winning public transit systems for their successful safety and security transportation programs that are models of excellence for the industry,” said APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. “The implementation of these initiatives demonstrates the ongoing commitment to improving safety and security for their passengers, employees and communities in the public transit industry.”

“The safety and security of our passengers is and will always be our top priority,” said Darryl Haley, Metro CEO & General Manager. “We are incredibly honored to be recognized by APTA as an industry leader for our efforts to ensure that all riders have a safe and secure experience every trip.”

Among its security practices, Cincinnati Metro has installed customer-facing monitors that broadcast a live feed of on-board security cameras to promote customer safety and security on board. Metro also utilizes real-time, wireless video monitoring equipment to assist law enforcement in the event of security incidents, and has put into place a number of security related programs and partnerships for operator and emergency personnel training.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 13.5 million rides per year. Learn more about Metro at www.go-metro.com.

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