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04/2004 Immediate Actions (IAs) for Transit Agencies for Potential and Actual Life-Threatening Incidents

This FTA guidance document is intended to help transit agencies reinforce and improve how well their front line employees quickly react & respond to potential and actual life-threatening incidents.

View an executive summary of this document.
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12/2003 Transit Watch and Transit Watch Toolkit

During her keynote speech at the Opening Session of the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, FTA Administrator Jennifer Dorn announced a new nationwide safety and security awareness program designed to encourage the active participation of transit passengers and employees in maintaining a safe transit environment.

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04/2003 Employee Guide to System Security - Commuter Rail

One in a series of pamphlets to serve transit agencies in guiding employees on dealing with security prevention and response.

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04/2003 Employee Guide to System Security - Light Rail

One in a series of pamphlets to serve transit agencies in guiding employees on dealing with security prevention and response.

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04/2003 Employee Guide to System Security - Heavy Rail

One in a series of pamphlets to serve transit agencies in guiding employees on dealing with security prevention and response.

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03/2003 Employee Guide to System Security - Bus Operations

One in a series of pamphlets to serve transit agencies in guiding employees on dealing with security prevention and response.

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1/3/2003 Briefing: Update on the Status of FTA Security Initiatives

Since September 11th, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has undertaken a series of major steps to help prepare the transit industry to counter terrorist threats. FTA has provided direct assistance to transit agencies through on-site readiness assessments, technical assistance teams, regional forums for emergency responders, grants for drills, training, and accelerating technology and research projects.

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10/02/2001 Dear Colleague Letter

To assist transit agencies in coping with increased security demands and an uncertain future in the wake of the September 11 attacks, several initiatives were announced in a Dear Colleague letter issued by FTA Administrator Jennifer L. Dorn on October 2, 2001.

This letter address issues such as:

  • Safety and Security Took Kit
  • Practical Advice
  • Emergency Preparedness and Security Regional Forums
  • Security / Emergency Management Survey
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