Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SA-24. Rail Security: Video Surveillance Uses By Rail Transit Agencies

TCRP Synthesis 80, Transit Security Update, reported that video surveillance has been widely used by transit agencies to protect their systems and infrastructure, is believed to deter both crime and terrorism, and enhances transit customer perception of security. Newer systems are being implemented to enhance monitoring, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, and to provide incident management and response capabilities, through the installation of cameras and motion and perimeter sensors. This report will investigate the implementation, use, and other issues associated with rail ROW surveillance and on-board vehicle security cameras. A literature review, survey of transit agencies, and case studies will provide this information in a user-friendly document for use by US transit agencies currently operating/planning rail services. This topic is also applicable to transit bus.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $35000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23015

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462013
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:56PM