Metro kicks off anti-sexual harassment campaign

Metro launched an anti-sexual harassment campaign Monday, offering riders a website and e-mail address to report incidents. Hatchet File Photo

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a new anti-sexual harassment campaign Monday with an online portal for riders to report cases to the rail’s police.

Metro Transit Police will follow up on reports submitted on the website. Passengers can also send photo or video evidence to

“This purpose of this outreach is to let people know that it’s not okay to sexually harass people on Metro,” Metro General Manager and chief executive officer Richard Sarles said in a news release. “We are encouraging anyone who may be harassed to report the incident to Metro Transit Police, and we appreciate the support of the advocacy groups in getting our message out into the communities we serve.”

The effort is modeled after a program used on the Boston T and follows activist testimony before the D.C. Council in February that sexual harassment was a problem on the Metro.

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