Transit police and security and operations personnel, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, employ a variety of security programs to protect transportation agencies, their customers, and employees. Collectively, these programs have been quite effective in reducing violent crime and improving customer perceptions of security. Now, however, these programs, designed to address traditional security concerns, must deal with the emerging threat of transit terrorism. The nature of the terrorist threat in the transit environment and the implications for emergency preparedness are discussed in this article.

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  • Authors:
    • Boyd, A
    • Sullivan, J P
  • Publication Date: 2000-5


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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 208
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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  • Accession Number: 00794704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-043 073
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2000 12:00AM