Management & Operations

Anti-terror technology embraced by New York MTA

Posted on July 1, 2005

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is beefing up its security system by adding 1,000 surveillance cameras and 3,000 sensors. The cost of this security enhancement program is $212 million, in a contract with Lockheed Martin. The deal was announced in late August and installation of the electronic security devices was expected to begin immediately throughout the MTA’s transportation network. MTA Executive Director Katherine Lapp said the project had been in the works for more than a year, but had been accelerated in the past month. “This system, we hope, will detect a terrorist before an incident happens,” Lapp told Newsday. The system, called IESS/C3 (Integrated Electronic Security System, Command, Communication and Control), is expected to provide enhanced monitoring, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and response capabilities. Security sensor technology integrated with the electronic system will include motion sensors, perimeter sensors, intelligent video, conventional closed-circuit television, as well as other threat-detection technologies. The modular IESS design is configured to be readily expandable to additional locations as well as to incorporate evolving advanced sensor technology as it becomes available. C3 centers will be part of an integrated incident response and recovery management system across the MTA’s network. These centers will link to the new MTA Police Department Mobile Command Center. C3 software will also be available that provides operators and dispatch personnel decision support aids and advanced near real-time analytical tools. An MTA spokesman said the agency will put out another RFP later this year for detectors that will identify biological, chemical and radioactive threats.

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

More News

NorthEast Charter joins IMG network

The company joins IMG’s Cyr Bus Lines in serving the state of Maine and surrounding areas.

TriMet's GM McFarlane to retire

He led the expansion of TriMet’s light rail system, which has become a national model for integrating land use and transportation planning, policy and development.

Nashville mayor unveils $5.2 billion transportation plan

It includes 26 miles of Nashville’s first-ever light rail system, four rapid bus routes, a dramatic increase in the service and frequency of the bus system, and a strategy of service and infrastructure improvements.

RATP Dev North America adopts one brand

Rebranding of McDonald Transit and RDMT simplifies client interactions by immediately connecting clients to the parent company in North America.

MV Transportation names IT exec to CEO post

Kevin Jones joins MV from DXC Technology, a publicly traded IT services company, where he served as sr. VP and GM of the Americas region.

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