San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System has hired Al Stiehler as Director of Transit Security and Passenger Safety. Stiehler brings several transportation-related roles to his new position, including most recently as chief of field operations for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

According to the Time of San Diego, Stiehler will oversee 64 internal MTS code compliance inspectors and 158 contracted security officers. Officers work in teams of two and are responsible for patrolling 54 stations, three trolley lines and 95 bus routes.