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The Transit Police of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority today began making use of a new smart phone application designed to let people instantly report suspicious activity at NFTA locations directly to a dispatcher at the NFTA police communications center.

The app works for people on a Metro bus, a train, in a rail station, at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls airports and at the NFTA Boat Harbor.

Transit Police Chief George W. Gast said his department is only the fourth law enforcement agency in the country to implement such a smart phone app for public transit and the first department to use it for aviation and marine situations.

“We are always looking for new tools to empower people to help keep our transportation facilities as safe and secure as possible,” Gast said. “With this customized NFTA app we are empowering everyone to be our eyes and ears and it all comes down to ‘If You See Something, Say something,’” he added.

Android and iPhone users can download the NFTA “See Say” application free of charge at nfta.com/police or the iTunes app store.