Security System Guidelines - Rail Vehicles

The objective of this project is to develop guidelines for rapid and light rail transit vehicles that a transit agency may incorporate into its operations and future purchasing decisions to strengthen security. The Volpe Center, in cooperation with rail transit system operators, will identify rail vehicle characteristics that can be modified to improve security for riders and employees. Railcar elements under review include passenger compartment-train operator intercom system, door opening system, equipment box, and other railcar elements. Transit operators will provide the industry review and comments for this project.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      Project MA-26-7085

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

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

      Mora, Jeffrey

    • Performing Organizations:

      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

      55 Broadway
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rabkin, Matthew

    • Start Date: 20021100
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20031100
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8663

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459037
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: Project MA-26-7085
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:55PM