Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Practices. Topic SA-58. Analysis of Transit Exclusion Policies in Passenger Transportation Systems

Many of the passenger railway operators maintain an exclusion or trespass policy that effectively bans violators from using the system for a period of time in conjunction with, or in lieu of, other penalties related to the violation.  There is currently insufficient data and understanding of the scope of the use of such policies, and the effectiveness of the types of policies is worthy of analysis.  Exclusion policies vary in scope, qualifiers, purpose, and approach.  Timelines for exclusion and triggers for exclusion from a transit system, in particular, vary across transit providers.  There are no centralized industry best practices or policy models for implementing or maintaining a transit exclusion policy. National and international transit security partners would benefit from greater knowledge of the various types of policies currently in use, as well as their scope.  To understand how exclusion policies should be crafted and when they should be used, it is essential to know which transit operators use exclusion policies, the policy designs that are currently in use, and how they are measured for effectiveness.  This synthesis will document the practice of the use of transportation exclusion policies in North American transit systems. The final deliverable should assist transit agencies to understand the usefulness of such policies, as well as methods for creating, amending, or supplementing exclusion policies to maximize their effectiveness in reducing crime and disorder within their respective transit systems. 


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic SA-58

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    ,   Germany 

    Matherly Inclusive Resilient Transportation Associates, LLC

    City,   United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bye, Patricia

  • Start Date: 20231106
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01846753
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic SA-58
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 24 2022 11:13AM