Transit Security Review Program

Crime prevention is primarily a local responsibility, regardless of whether the crime occurs in the street or on a transit system. The FTA role is to provide capital and technical assistance and training to transit agencies in support of mitigating crime. Until recently, FTA exercised limited security oversight through Triennial Reviews of local transit agency operations and contractor supported project management oversight of large construction and rehabilitation projects. However, transit security is now a national issue and additional resources are necessary to focus federal attention on the issue. Under this ongoing program, voluntary systematic reviews are conducted to assess existing security practices of public transit agencies. Transit security audits are conducted to reduce the vulnerability of transit systems, including intentional harm to the system, employees, and users. FTA invites requests from transit agencies for onsite reviews of security measures and problems. In FY 1999, the audit was expanded to include participation by bus transit systems. These reviews utilize the systems approach in order to enable FTA to assist transit systems that manifest serious adverse security trends.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $455000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

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

      Ferguson, Carole

    • Performing Organizations:

      Aegir Systems

      2002 North Solar Drive
      Suite 175
      Oxnard, CA  United States  93030-2651
    • Principal Investigators:

      Shean, Jim

    • Start Date: 20021000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20031000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8424

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459098
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: CA-90-5004
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:56PM