Cities Infrastructure & Transportation
March 15th, 2022 1 Minute Read Testimony by Dorothy Moses Schulz

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Dorothy Moses Schulz testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in a hearing entitled "Advancing Public Transportation under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law."

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Chairman Brown, Ranking Member Toomey, and Members of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, thank you for the opportunity to testify. My testimony will focus on transit crime, the decriminalization of fare evasion, broken windows theory, and the public safety effects of fare-free transit.

My name is Dorothy Moses Schulz. I am a retired Metro-North Railroad police captain; one of my assignments was commanding officer at New York City’s landmark Grand Central Terminal. I am also a professor emerita of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). I have been a security consultant for U.S. transit agencies and have conducted safety and security audits on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). I am currently an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Transit security is complicated. While transit agencies receive federal dollars, their budgets and priorities are set by the cities, counties, or regional boards, or a combination of these, that direct their activities.

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Dorothy Moses Schulz is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Policing and Public Safety Initiative, emerita professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and a retired MTA-Metro North Railroad Police captain who has served as a safety and security consultant to transit agencies across the country.


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