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Thursday, June 6, 2013

See Say App

Brandon Boyette, VP Student Government at
Erie Community College, demonstrates the app
Today the NFTA Transit police introduced their very own See Say app at a press event at Metro's LaSalle Station.  Specifically created for the NFTA, the app, gives people the ability to easily and instantly report suspicious activity to a dispatcher in the NFTA police communications center, while on a Metro bus, a train, in a rail station, at the Buffalo Niagara and Niagara Falls International Airports or at the NFTA-Boat Harbor.

With just a few clicks, a person with the See Say app can share pictures, text and incident location in seconds.  The NFTA transit police department is the fourth police agency to use this type of app for transit use, behind Boston, Atlanta and Santa Clara.  The NFTA is the first to use the app for aviation and marine purposes.

Compatible with iPhones and Androids, See Say captures the phone number of the sender, which is helpful in reaching back to the individual.  It allows for two-way communication and has a camera function.  Reporting can be 100 percent anonymous, if desired, even disabling the camera flash, if the user wants.  The app is free and can be downloaded via the NFTA’s website at nfta.com.