Accessibility

Cleveland RTA expands canine unit

Posted on October 13, 2009

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will receive federal funding to grow its canine unit from four bomb-sniffing police dogs to seven.

 

This month, three transit police will leave Cleveland for 10 weeks of rigorous training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, which is regarded as the top canine training facility in the nation. The officers and their new canine partners will return to Cleveland in mid-December.

 

The ongoing funding, $40,000 per year per dog, is being provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), part of the Department of Homeland Security.

 

“The addition of three TSA-certified dogs to the RTA will complement existing security throughout the entire local transit system,” said Michael Young, TSA’s regional federal security director. “These dogs are specially trained to detect improvised explosive devices and will provide another layer of security in safeguarding RTA for its riders, its employees and the public.”

 

RTA’s first bomb-sniffing dogs were added in 2006.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Valley Metro, regional paratransit providers do away with transfers

Peoria's acting public works and utility director said for residents a trip that now take two hours to get into Phoenix will drop to about a half hour.

Translink CEO addresses fare gate accessibility concerns

Attendants are meant to be present at accessible transit stations at all times to help any passengers who are unable to physically tap their Compass cards at the gate themselves.

Md. MTA to purchase 147 new paratransit vehicles

The new vehicles will be distributed to the MTA’s three mobility vendors — First Transit, MV Transportation and TransDev — with all vehicles in service within the next three to four months.

Mass.'s PVTA finds remedy to save dial-a-ride services

Officials say using separate van fleets will improve the on-time performance for the paratransit trips with no changes in dial-a-ride service.

Md. County officials oppose D.C. Metro partnership with Uber, Lyft

In a letter to Metro GM Paul J.Wiedefeld, the council members said the app-based transportation companies have a history of not providing accessible service and Metro shouldn’t reward them with a contract.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close