Auburn announces new security program for Tiger Ten late night bus service

Published: September 22, 2017
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Auburn University today announced new security measures for the Tiger Ten late night bus service. The university’s contractor, First Transit, will implement a program that includes hiring a security firm to place security personnel on each bus.

All First Transit employees at Auburn will be trained in the university’s Green Dot Bystander Intervention program by Oct. 30. The program trains individuals in how to interrupt and prevent acts of violence. Subsequently hired First Transit employees will also go through training before being placed into active service.

First Transit will provide a trained employee to monitor the real-time camera system on the Tiger Ten late night buses and report any suspicious or dangerous activity to the Auburn Police Division. First Transit will work with the university to promote the TransLoc real-time bus tracking system’s feature in which students can communicate to the university about their trip and/or their driver.

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