CTA announces new safety, security measures days after man attacked on Red Line

CHICAGO — The CTA is announcing new security measures at all of its rail stations. The announcement comes just days after a man was violently attacked on the Red Line. The CTA has tried a number of things to get a handle on the violence on the train. On Sunday, a group of people approached […]

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TsarKartoshka
TsarKartoshka
786 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Does the plan involve hiring more station attendants and security to play on their phones all day? That'll do the trick.

yumyumdrop
yumyumdrop
324 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Was on the blue line the other day when the conductor came on the car I was in, it smelled like cigarettes or cheap mini cigars. The conductor went into the little room and I guess a homeless lady was smoking. She yelled at her to put it out and we kept on rolling. It actually gave me hope.

illini02
illini02
300 · 2 months ago · Reddit

I still don't understand why it seems most other comparable public transit systems have a text number that you can use to report these things, but CTA refuses to do this. It can't be that hard.

mickcube
mickcube
214 · 2 months ago · Reddit

cops on trains and in stations and not in "transit detail" SUVs outside the stations. that's it. only solution. not a bunch of TSA-looking "security guards" or securitas or any of that shit. cops

i moved here in 2006 and have never seen a cop on a train even once

the MTA has an entire separate police department

AbruptionDoctrine
AbruptionDoctrine
81 · 2 months ago · Reddit

I bought an ebike after getting mugged on the blue line, during rush hour.

I get to work quicker, can find parking easily, and save $5 a day and no longer have to deal with that shit show.

hibearmate
hibearmate
72 · 2 months ago · Reddit

So now we are going to PAY people to watch an elderly man get attacked and call 911 later

got it

problematic_glasses
problematic_glasses
47 · 2 months ago · Reddit

It shouldn't take a viral video to implement more(?) safety measures on the CTA, but I digress.

tavesque
tavesque
44 · 2 months ago · Reddit

We need 4-5 security officers per set of trains from dusk to dawn and they need to actually be patrolling and doing their jobs

CArriaga4897
CArriaga4897
40 · 2 months ago · Reddit

These mf look like 5 foot tall and are dressed like little fugly gremlins midgets, you can see them already struggling splitting the "loot" the took out the poor man's pockets. What a bunch if fucking hyenas, making all this noise but put them ik p against someone of equal energy they'll crumble like the cowards they are.

coreyosb
coreyosb
34 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Someone is gonna CCW illegally on CTA one of these days and smoke one of these dumbfucks. Just a matter of time

2NE1Amiibo
2NE1Amiibo
34 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Ugh this is so sad. I feel the root of the problem really starts with these people that think their actions have no consequences. Where is the respect? Where are their fathers, mothers? Etc. It all starts at home. These people don't have compassion, sympathy, or any care for others. It's really sad

DjProfessorOak
DjProfessorOak
27 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Love this line under the photos "Police released photos of two suspects they believe attacked a man on a CTA" haha the police "BELIEVES" these were the attackers. There is a clear video of those goons attacking a man.

gh3ngis_c0nn
gh3ngis_c0nn
26 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Just let average citizens carry a short sword and shield while in transit… this isn’t that hard

MelanieMooreFan
MelanieMooreFan
20 · 2 months ago · Reddit

It was an old Asian guy that got attacked, why so much hate against Asians by POC in America

pinkpurpleyellow1
pinkpurpleyellow1
19 · 2 months ago · Reddit

How are we going to get these assholes to stop robbing and attacking people on trains?

sexisdivine
sexisdivine
15 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Could they also give instructions on how to board the train. Seriously felt like everyone on the brown line this morning forgot how to move to let others in as well as taking off backpacks for space!

_qua
_qua
13 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Has there been any word on how the victim is doing? I hope he's recovering but that type of injury can certainly be fatal.

pmong73
pmong73
7 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Maybe Law Enforcement could ride the CTA and provide public safety. I know that’s a crazy idea.. but seems like a solution.

Volcano_Tequila
Volcano_Tequila
7 · 2 months ago · Reddit

NYC transit is putting a camera into every car, per a newly announced plan. I don't know if this is a goal in Chicago, but if not, why not? I don't know whether they have added a number to call or text "suspicious activity" on a subway train, as other municipal train systems have done.

charliefourindia
charliefourindia
5 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Shocked to see a thread about crime and security in r/​Chicago

Guessing the check from Soros is running late? /S

andychgo
andychgo
5 · 2 months ago · Reddit

More of nothing?? I would be happily surprised if anything changes

DontSleep1131
DontSleep1131
5 · 2 months ago · Reddit

cops dont have any obligation to serve and protect. the supreme court ruled on this. Uvalde has happened.

still this whole thread wants cops at CTA stations, why? im not to sure. but guaranteed that having police on the cta wont necessarily reduce the problems facing the CTA.

idk im sure my opinion will be controversial though

JWF81
JWF81
5 · 2 months ago · Reddit

Ya know what would help… putting cops back on the trains.