Putting the Brakes on Rider Harassment: Research Tools, Community Partnerships, and Data-Driven Solutions

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

10:00-11:00a.m. (PT) | Link to register

*This event is co-sponsored by Stop AAPI Hate.

Harassment is keeping riders from using transit and feeling safe. Join a discussion with two transit operators and their community partners to discuss strategies for learning about what riders are facing and how to put an end to it. Taking on harassment on transit doesn't need to be a daunting task—it starts with data collection and setting up community partnerships to guide the process. Speakers will discuss both qualitative data gathering approaches and a new passenger survey tool. How can these be used to make a difference in making public transit safer for everyone? Be a part of the conversation about putting the brakes on rider harassment. 


This webinar is for transit riders, operators, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, government workers, researchers, and anyone who wants to be a part of sharing insights and strategies to address rider harassment and fostering a safer and more inclusive public transit experience for everyone.

MTI Survey Presenter: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, National Transportation Finance Center Director, MTI

Moderator: Annie Lee, Esq., Managing Director of Policy, Chinese for Affirmative Action/Stop AAPI Hate


  • Chantal Hildebrand, Co-Executive Director, Alliance for Girls

  • Meghna Khanna, Deputy Executive Officer, Mobility Corridors, LA Metro

  • Alicia Trost, Chief Communications Officer, BART

*1 PDH credit available


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Asha Weinstein Agrawal, PhD, Annie Lee, Chantal Hildebrand, Meghna Khanna, Alicia Trost

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