Emergency Preparedness for Transit Terrorism: A Synthesis of Transit Practice « FTA « Downloads
|Date posted||July 23, 2011|
This synthesis provides information on the current practices of transit agencies to prevent and respond to terrorism and acts of extreme violence. It integrates information gathered from a review of the literature, and from surveys, site visits, and telephone interviews with personnel from transit police and security departments, local police agencies, transit authorities, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF). In addition, to provide a useful perspective on mass transit preparedness, this synthesis contrasts transit perspectives to those of general service police through a review of relevant literature.