The American Public Transportation Authority(APTA) released its 2017 Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards.The GOLD Award for Security was given to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro). “LA Metro developed a Transit Homeless Action Plan which served as the guide to improve safety for passengers and employees and coordinated outreach and engagement efforts towards the homeless. LA Metro established a 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline that aligned with the “Peace Over Violence” program created by the LA Sheriff’s Department and a non-profit. ”
Communities in Motion is a proud partner with Metro as we are now implementing its Transit Homeless Action Plan. This plan includes the recent deployment of multidisciplinary homeless outreach teams, working with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and PATH (People Assisting the Homeless.