Los Angeles' Metro Launches New Phase in Effort to Curb Sexual Harassment
The Los Angeles Metro system is touting the drop in incidents of sexual harassment on its bus and rail system while asking riders to remain vigilant. The "It's Off Limits" campaign resulted in a small, but significant, drop in the number of incidents of sexual harassment in the six months since the program's launch. Surveys taken in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 show a three percent drop in "experienced unwanted sexual contact including, but not limited to, comments, touching or exposure."
Steve Hymon reports in The Source (Metro’s blog) that "the updated message contains the call to action 'Speak Up' and that sexual harassment is off limits on Metro. If you experience it or see it – report it." Options for reporting sexual harassment include a Los Angeles Sheriff's hotline and a free app available for iPhone and Android through Google Play or Apple's App store.