Politicians release results of Rockland County mass transit surveyPosted: Updated:
The recent survey of commuters asking how safe they feel while riding on Rockland County buses, trains or ferries has resulted in 34 percent of the participants admitting having only an average feeling of safety during their daily commute. The commuters did also offer some suggestions to counter their feelings and beef up security measures, including better lighting in parking lots, readily available emergency phones and security cameras. Rockland County Sheriff John Kralik realizes the concerns of the commuters and states, ?Transportation has been a key factor in these terrorist attacks so certainly it is one of the highest priorities that we must face.? He also added that a visible deterrent operation will be seen at stations and park-n-rides throughout the county soon.Assemblyman Ryan Karben and Legislator Ellen Jaffee sponsored the survey. The results from the survey have prompted them to introduce ?Operation Vigilance,? which will push for more security measures at mass transit stations throughout the country.