This App Helps Commuters Report Suspicious Activity to Police

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 21, 2016
References: & sacbee
The new Sacramento Regional Transit app, available for download on both smartphones and tablets, is designed to help riders enjoy a more convenient experience on the county's light rail system while also improving safety standards by helping commuters privately report threatening or suspicious activity.

This particular transit app features a 'Call RT Police' features that allows users to directly contact regional transit police. The app even gives riders the ability to issue anonymous alerts to police whilst including photos, notes and even videos to help empower police to take action quickly.

This app is a great example of transit authorities beefing up security by leveraging the power of crowdsourcing, since riders are best placed to report unsavory activity on buses and trains.