Project: Personal Security Issues Surrounding Bus Use

Reference: UG263

Last update: 09/09/2003 16:08:14

Objectives

The objective of this research is to examine personal security issues for bus passengers, review and evaluate current crime prevention measures and provide guidance to operators on appropriate measures (including new ones) in a format to be agreed.

Description

The purpose of this project is to build on and update existing guidance to reduce crime and the fear of crime at bus stops, bus stations and on vehicle for staff and passengers. Improving personal security will complement the initiatives on Bus Quality Partnerships and Quality Contracts, and policies to expand the role of the bus and improve the quality of services. Specifically, this project will review current levels of crime against passengers and staff, review and evaluate current crime prevention measures and provide guidance to operators on appropriate measures (including new ones) in a format to be agreed.

Contractor(s)

Oscar Faber
Beaufort House, 94/96 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1PB
0121 262 1900

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £47,000.00

Actual start date: 08 February 2000

Actual completion date: 01 January 2001

Publication(s)

Get on Board: an agenda for improving personal security in bus travel - Guidance
Author: Dft
Publication date: 01/04/2002
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/crime/ps/getonboardanagendaforimprovingpersonalsecurityguidance

Summary of results

  1. The research reviewed adequacy of statistics and developed good practice studies report and guidance on improving personal security in bus travel.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.