Category Archives: Safety and Security

Repair time standard for preventive maintenance of transit vehicles

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This report summarizes the main findings and activities done towards the development of time standard for the preventive maintenance of the transit vehicles. In the first phase of the project, time standards were developed for the brake system component of …

The Challenge of Protecting Transit and Passenger Rail: Understanding How Security Works Against Terrorism

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Terrorists see transit and passenger rail as an attractive target. Designed for public convenience, trains and stations offer terrorists easy access to crowds of people in confined environments where there are minimal security risks and attacks can cause high casualties. …

2017 TRB Annual Meeting

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Please join the TRB Transit Safety and Security Task Force members and friends in discussing industry issues, new technology, etc. related to public transit safety and security. These include a Sunday Workshop, sessions on both Monday and Tuesday, and a …

Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities

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Persons with disabilities can achieve a greater degree of freedom when they have full access to a variety of transit modes, but this can only be achieved when the pathways to transit – the infrastructure and conditions in the built …

Securing Transportation Assets & Operations

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Highway and Motor Carrier (HMC) Section and the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) collaborated with multiple HMC stakeholders to create this security guidance, which serves to enhance security awareness among the industry. This guidance offers …