Topic : TSA

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MARTA Police Dept. earns TSA Gold Standard award

Security and Safety | November 7, 2018

The agecny's BASE program is designed to establish a security standard for individual transit system security programs and assess progress in seventeen key areas.

TSA, Amtrak to test suicide vest detection devices at Penn Station

Security and Safety | February 28, 2018

The passive system triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device passes by the mechanism.

Security and Safety | August 16, 2017

TSA cautions rail providers amid Al Qaeda report

The terrorist groups’ propaganda magazine not only details how to derail trains, but also includes a list of dozens of “vulnerable” train routes in the U.S. as potential targets that could result in mass casualties.

Management & Operations| October 4, 2016

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

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.

Security and Safety | March 23, 2016

TSA enhancing security at airports, rail stations following Belgian attacks

The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees TSA, announced the enhanced measures Tuesday, despite there being "no specific, credible intelligence of any plot to conduct similar attacks in the U.S.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2015

TSA commends 5 transit agencies for security programs

Virginia Railway Express; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Long Island Railroad; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit were recognized.

Bus| July 18, 2013

16 transit systems awarded TSA ‘Gold Standard’ rating

Assessment includes a review of topics such as an agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs. Systems honored include N.Y. MTA, Boston’s MBTA and San Francisco’s BART.
Bus| September 24, 2012

2012 Women In Transportation: Lisa Farbstein

Public Affairs Manager – Strategic Communications/Public Affairs Transportation Security Administration Arlington, Va.
Rail| May 10, 2012

No security plans announced for Chicago NATO conference

Procedures that will impact commuters riding Amtrak, Metra and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District trains that run beneath the convention center.
Rail| April 17, 2012

Amtrak earns TSA recognition for security

Included a review of topics such as an agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs.
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