A quick and easy way to communicate directly to Metro. Confidential, secure and anonymous! It's FREE and easy-to-use. Available for iPhone and Android
The LA Metro Transit Watch app is an extension of Metro's Transit Watch L.A. Website, www.transitwatchla.org. The app is a quick, easy and an anonymous way for L.A. Metro transit riders to communicate directly to Metro Sheriffs about suspicious activity or quality of ride problems at a Metro station or while riding a bus or rail line. LA Metro Transit Watch app users have the option of directly calling Metro Sheriffs or instantly sending them a photo or an incident message.
Features in the LA Metro Transit Watch app – Version 1
• TWLA: Access the Transit Watch L.A. website in either Standard or Mobile Version to view the website's anti-terrorism awareness training and videos, transit news and alerts, an awareness quiz and a Kids Korner with puzzles and games. • Report-It: Communicate directly to Metro Sheriffs about suspicious activity or quality of ride problems by calling, taking a photo or sending an incident message. • • Alerts: View TWLA News tweets, Metro LA Alerts tweets, Metro LA Elevator tweets, Metro Service Advisories. • 8-Signs of Terrorism: View a brief version of the website's anti-terrorism awareness training videos as developed by the Department of Homeland Security. • My Reports: (under the More tab) View updates on a reported incident if it was not reported anonymously. • Maps: (under the More tab) View Metro rail, rail construction and Metrolink transit maps.
Available for iPhone and Android The L.A. Metro Transit Watch app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 Wi-Fi +3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi +4G, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular and Android OS. The app is optimized for iPhone 5. Requires IOS 5.) or Later.
TWLA: Transit Watch L.A. Website Users can open the Transit Watch L.A. Website, (www.transitwatchla.org) which features, anti-terrorism awareness training and videos, safety videos and news, an awareness quiz for transit riders and a Kids Korner with games and transit safety information for children.
Report It: Communicate directly to Metro Sheriffs. Users can instantly call Metro Sheriffs for non-emergency incidents or they can instantly send a photo with an incident message directly to Metro Sheriffs. The Report It feature allows app users to participate in the nationwide "See Something, Say Something" anti-terrorism safety campaign as well as communicate quality of ride incidents to Metro Sheriffs. After the user taps the "Report It" tab, the user can choose to call Metro Sheriffs directly or submit an incident report by filling out an easy to use form.
The Report Form: WHAT 1. Take Photo: The user may send one or more pictures with their report. 2. Type of Incident: The user can choose any of the nine listed incident types or choose "other" to type in their own description. WHEN 3. Incident Date: This is automatically filled with the current date and time but the user can set a different date and time if reporting a past incident. WHERE 4. Incident Location: The user can choose among the listed locations or choose "Describe Location" to type in their own description. The "On a Bus" and "On or Near a Rail Line" walk the user through selecting or typing the needed information. REPORTED BY 5. The user can choose to either enter their name, email, phone and/or opt to receive updates on the incident or remain anonymous.
Alerts: Metro Alerts and Advisories The app has an Alerts button that provides a direct link to the Metro L.A. Tweets, Metro Service Advisories, Metro L.A. Elevator Tweets and TWLA alerts and news videos.
8-Signs of Terrorism: Anti-Terrorism Training Videos Users can watch the 8-Signs of Terrorism Videos as Developed by the Department of Homeland Security. The videos are compatible with all mobile devices for easy viewing.
My Reports: Get Updates On A Reported Incident The app allows users to remain anonymous when reporting an incident or they can choose to receive updates directly from Metro about the incident.
Maps: Rail & Metrolink Maps & Construction
The L.A. Metro Transit Watch app makes it easy for users to view maps for Metro Rail, Metrolink and Metro Rail Construction.
Preferences, Feedback & Support: The app allows users can choose to remain anonymous or they can create a profile with their, name, email address and phone number which can be used by Metro to contact the user for more information about an incident. Your feedback and comments regarding the usability and design of the app are important to us. You can report a bug or give us feedback directly from the app, in the more selection.