Biometric Notification Network for Transit Employees

<font size="2"><div align="left"><font size="3">This project will develop and test a prototype biometric notification network for transit employees, contractors, and vendors. This system will enhance transit security by providing transit officials with real-time notification of biometric ID card use. </font><font size="3">The system being developed in this project will use one-to-one matching against biometric data stored on ID cards in internationally standardized noncontact format. This system will evaluate the use of an Internet signaling protocol called Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to instantly notify authorized personnel of transactions involving biometric data of individuals using fingerprint readers. This work will be coordinated closely with the Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) program of the Transportation Security Administration. The methodology in this project will go beyond current initiatives like the TWIC. </font><font size="3">The primary innovation of the biometric notification network will be providing transit organizations with a biometric system that has built-in, real-time notification with presence capabilities. The proposed system improves existing ID systems by adding real-time, subscription-based notifications to allow transit security personnel to subscribe to certain events on the biometric notification network. For example, in the event a recently terminated employee attempts to pass a security checkpoint with an ID card, the system could be configured to immediately notify all or only specific security personnel via instant message, phone call, or email.</font></div></font>


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-04, IDEA 4

  • 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:

    Berlin, Harvey

  • Start Date: 20080903
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18947

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462493
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-04, IDEA 4
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:04PM