King County Transportation Committee to hear about Metro safety

Monday, February 22, 2010

In response to a recent assault in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, Metro General Manager Kevin Desmond will be briefing the King County Council’s Environment and Transportation Committee Tuesday, February 23 at 9:30 am in the KC Council Chambers, about safety measures for keeping passengers and transit operators safe:

The Chambers are located on the 10th floor of the King County Courthouse at Third and James Streets.

The briefing will cover:

  • the number of reported assaults/robberies/personal attacks in the tunnel since its opening,  
  • the history of security provided in the tunnel since its opening,  
  • the terms of the Olympic Security contract,  
  • the recent changes to the contract terms that will now allow Olympic security to intervene,  
  • other executed or planned changes to security in the tunnel.

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