University

Recent changes to campus transportation security

Posted on August 25, 2008

We asked transportation managers what, if any, changes they recently made to their campus bus service in regard to security?

Beefed-up video surveillance implemented

We have done several things. All new buses now have cameras. We added cameras all around our operating facility and the video feeds are monitored by our dispatcher. We have participated in security and emergency planning with local law enforcement and other agencies, and have established protocols for various situations. Also, we will be going out soon with an RFP for GPS tracking of buses.

Anthony Palmere, Assistant General Manager

Unitrans (University of California, Davis)

Davis, Calif.

 

Bus drivers to train with campus police

As we have been very safety and security conscious in the past, not a lot has really changed. We are, however, going to be sending our drivers to training with the UConn Police Department for recognition of suspicious activity, identification of alcohol poisoning, emergency first aid, etc. We also have Quick Reaction Checklists (QRCs), which is a carryover from my Air Force days. QRCs identify what to do in various emergency situations in straightforward bulleted instructions.

Janet Freniere, Transportation Services Administrator

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Conn.

 

Campus-wide emergency alert system

The safety and security of our faculty, staff, students and visitors is a major focus relating to our transportation system. Throughout the summer, the University implemented new emergency alert systems to keep all stakeholders informed in the event of an incident. Emergency notification in our region is a cooperative effort between the University and the municipality (City of Fargo), which provides transit services on and around campus. The transit authority (Metropolitan Area Transit) has been involved in city emergency response plans for many years, since the Red River Flood of 1997.

Rob Lynch, Parking and Transportation Manager

North Dakota State University

Fargo, N.D.

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

More News

Cubic to provide expanded NextBus system for U. of Maryland

Under the contract extension, Cubic will greatly enhance UMD’s smart bus offering by providing university transit staff with features such as automatic passenger counting, automatic voice annunciation, and “turn-by-turn” directions.

University fleet donates 2 buses to Ozark Regional Transit

The transit agency has been using borrowed buses after fleet was destroyed in fire.

CCW to refurbish, rebuild 3 Liberty U. buses

The project will enrich the student experience by carrying passengers across campus, utilizing the transit service intracampus circulator.

UMass Lowell offering free regional transportation to students, staff

With the new program, UMass Lowell is increasing transportation options — which include a network of campus shuttles and a free bicycle-sharing program

Ohio State U., Auburn land LoNo-CAP grant funding

Both universities will conduct testing, evaluation, and analysis of low or no emission components intended for use in LoNo transit buses used to provide public transportation.

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