Chemical Detection

This discretionary project was conceived after 9/11 with the concern on the safety and security of rail transit stations. A partnership between the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Argonne Labs was established to demonstrate chemical-agent detection under the Program for Response Options and Technology Enhancements for Chemical/Biological Terrorism (PROTECT). This work builds on the lessons learned from the development and deployment of the Chemical/Biological Agent Emergency Management System (CB-EMIS) in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) subway system. The FTA tasks involve (a) the installation of video surveillance equipment, (b) the development and deployment of a simplified early-warning and emergency response system, and (c) technical assistance to MBTA on the implementation and testing of the hardware and software. This project was closed then reopened by the previous Project Manager. The new PM must determine if additional work has been accomplished over the past year to justify paying a new invoice.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Engineering of Rolling Stock and Equipment - Rail


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1000000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Wagley, Raj

  • Performing Organizations:

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116
  • Start Date: 20020927
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34882

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489215
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2013 1:05AM