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San Diego MTS Trolley cars find new home at TSA training facility

Management & Operations| October 4, 2016

The Siemens vehicles, which weigh about 80,000 pounds each, were cut in half, hoisted by crane and strapped down to flatbed trucks for their 1,300-mile trip.

BART awarded transit security funds for Transbay Tube

Rail| August 27, 2013
The money also helps fund BART’s patrol teams made up of eight highly trained personnel who specialize in anti-terrorism prevention and detection.
Rail| June 26, 2013

Focus on Day-to-Day Transit Security Helps Mitigate Larger Threats

Transit police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2013

Human trafficking the focus of L.A. Metro program

The campaign includes brochures and posters on buses and trains, as well as training programs for employees to identify and help potential victims.

Bus| August 10, 2012

DHS launches redesigned website

The new design incorporates user feedback and current web best practices to make the website more user friendly and employs a new content management system to improve functionality.
Rail| August 1, 2012

DHS continues testing MBTA subway airflow

Involves releasing non-toxic, inert, odorless gas and particle tracers into the subway system and nearby locations. Particle and gas concentrations will be sampled in more than 20 stations covering the entirety of the underground portion of the MBTA subway system as well as numerous locations in Boston and Cambridge.
Bus| May 22, 2012

MBTA releases transit security app

This new See Say iPhone app allows MBTA riders to proactively communicate with transit authorities and receive alerts from authorities in emergency situations.
Rail| May 3, 2012

MBTA to test biological sensors at stations

These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.
Bus| October 25, 2011

Ariz.’s Sun Tran, Veolia awarded $300K security grant

Funding will enable patrols of Sun Tran’s transit facilities, with more than $200,000 of this funding dedicated to pay for Tucson Police Department personnel over the next three years. The grant also funds a public awareness campaign to educate riders on transit safety and security.
Bus| February 9, 2010

Central Florida holds emergency preparedness workshop

The tragic earthquake in Haiti last January was still fresh in the minds of those who attended the Connecting Communities emergency preparedness workshop in Orlando, Fla.
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