SEPTA and ELERTS Corp., the leading provider of “See Something Say Something” mobile apps for transit agencies, has announced the public release of ‘SEPTA Transit Watch,’ a mobile app that empowers riders to discreetly report security or safety issues to SEPTA Transit Police in less than 20 seconds.
Public transit agencies face the challenging task of protecting their riders, employees, and property. In response, transportation organizations are now utilizing the highly valuable information source known as crowd-sourced reporting — with smartphones everywhere, getting real-time, incoming information from riders makes a critical difference for responding personnel.
“We count on our customers to help be the eyes and ears of the system, and the SEPTA Transit Watch app now gives them a valuable tool to communicate directly with our police officers,” said SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel. “This effort also enhances our overall “Make the Safe Choice” System Safety campaign by making it easier for riders to share tips that could end up saving a life.”
The SEPTA Transit Watch app is available as a free download on both the Apple and Android stores. To learn how to access the app, click here.