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A report was recently released (April 2013) on the Second Right-of-Way Trespass Prevention Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri. The goal of the workshop, co-sponsored last year by the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, was to identify and share existing industry leading practices and explore new strategies that the rail industry could pursue to reduce the number of right-of-way and trespasser incidents and fatalities. The conference agenda was developed by a team of leading industry experts and covered pedestrian safety issues; hazard management; design, technology, and infrastructure; enforcement; intentional deaths/acts; and community outreach. Please refer to the workshop report (PDF).
The Security Manpower Planning Model is a flexible decision support tool created to enable transit security planners the ability to assess impacts of strategic decisions on resources and staffing. Based on the data inputted, the model identifies staffing levels and budgeting. The SMPM is can be used by any transit agency with existing or planned security resources, regardless of operating mode(s) or size. Further, the model can assist security planners in assessing impacts of various scenarios on resource and deployment strategies.
Frequently Asked Questions for Safety and Security Management Plan (SSMP). An SSMP is a required document that must be prepared by applicants and recipients of FTA funds for major capital projects. The SSMP is part of the Project Management Plan (PMP) and is written to describe how the recipient will address safety and security in the major capital project.
The Mark is a fast-paced training video depicting a fictionalized version of an all-too-real threat against a metropolitan transit system. It demonstrates to transit employees how asking the right questions and following their instincts when faced with suspicious and unusual circumstances could ultimately mean the difference between life and death.
- Transit Agency Security and Emergency Management Protective Measures provides a systems approach for transit agencies to use in developing their security and emergency management programs that are integrated with the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory System.
- FTA has produced a guidance document, Immediate Actions (IAs) for Transit Agencies for Potential and Actual Life-Threatening Incidents, intended to help transit agencies reinforce and improve how well their front line employees quickly react & respond to potential and actual life-threatening incidents.
- Transit Watch is a nationwide safety and security awareness program designed to encourage the active participation of transit passengers and employees in maintaining a safe transit environment.