Category Archives: Incident and Emergency Management

FTA Releases Update Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

As technical assistance to transit agencies that are considering disaster resilience as a part of their capital investment programs, FTA has updated its resilience benefit tool — the Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool. First developed to evaluate potential resilience projects …

The Challenge of Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail: Understanding How Security Works Against Terrorism

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Terrorists see transit and passenger rail as an attractive target. Designed for public convenience, trains and stations offer terrorists easy access to crowds of people in confined environments where there are minimal security risks and attacks can cause high casualties. …

Space Coast Area Transit: Hurricane Evacuation Manual 2015

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Space Coast Area Transit: Hurricane Evacuation Manual 2015

LeeTran Operating Procedures

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

LeeTran has provided a copy of their operating procedures, which include topics such as: Security Driver Operation Procedures Emergency Procedures Accidents and Incidents Recordable Accidents and Incidents/Accident Review Committee Robbery Procedures Safety Awards Mobile Communication Devices Reporting Traffic Violations Distracted …

Resources for Incident Management of Bomb Threats

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The following links on the page will direct you to several resources which may be useful in the development of operating procedures and increasing situational awareness in the events of a bomb threat. Sarasota County Area Transit has a documented …

TSI’s Transit Supervisor Certification Course (Module 6 – Security)

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Module Objectives Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to: Describe supervisor roles and responsibilities Compare system security, the system security program, and the Security and Emergency Preparedness Plan (SEPP) Analyze threat and vulnerability Review incident priorities …

IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Course Overview An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their …

Bus Operator Safety – Critical Issues Examination and Model Practices Final Report

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

In this study, researchers at the National Center for Transit Research performed a multi-topic comprehensive examination of bus operator-related critical safety and personal security issues. The goals of this research effort were to: Identify and discuss the organizational reporting structure …

TCRP Report 160: Paratransit Emergency Preparedness and Operations Handbook

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

TCRP Report 160: Paratransit Emergency Preparedness and Operations Handbook provides paratransit service providers with guidance, strategies, tools, and resources to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from a range of emergencies. The guidance has applicability to urban, suburban, …

A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents – A Case Study in Florida

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, …