Category Archives: Safety and Security

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. …

Transit Safety in the News: Omnitrans Introduces “Don’t Touch the Driver” Safety Campaign

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FTA’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) Awareness Course

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FTA’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) Awareness Course is available on the Transportation Safety Institute’s (TSI) Learning Management System (LMS). The course can be accessed by following these steps: Go to the TSI LMS located at www.tsi.dot.gov. Click on ‘Course Catalog’ …

Securing Transportation Assets & Operations

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Highway and Motor Carrier (HMC) Section and the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) collaborated with multiple HMC stakeholders to create this security guidance, which serves to enhance security awareness among the industry. This guidance offers …

Lee Tran Electronic Message Video

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“First Observer” Training Program

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TSA’s “First Observer” training program is a voluntary program that provides transportation professionals with training on effectively observing, assessing and reporting suspicious individuals, vehicles, packages and objects. https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/firstobserver It is a series of YouTube videos accessed via the link below. …

2016: Security Guidance Based On Recent Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP)

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Guidance from TSA Information on Tuesday’s attack targeting the Zaventem International Airport and Maelbeek Metro Station in Brussels, Belgium, continues to emerge. Already, reports indicate that the perpetrators involved in the attacks exhibited a number of terrorist tactics, techniques, and …

Lawmakers want better security on U.S. mass transit

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In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, a group of lawmakers in Congress is pushing to increase funding to provide better security on U.S. mass transit systems. On Wednesday, 66 House Democrats urged the Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee …

FRA Rolls Out New Railroad Crossing and Trespassing Website to Increase Rail Safety

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FRA Rolls Out New Railroad Crossing and Trespassing Website to Increase Rail Safety Part of agency’s effort to increase education of railroad crossing safety, reduce fatalities WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today launched …

Examination of Passenger Assaults on Bus Transit Systems

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This research provides a status report on the state of the industry and current conditions under which Florida public transportation systems are operating, and the type, severity, and prevalence of passenger assaults on these systems. The project team will review …