Standard Protocols for Managing Security Incidents Involving Surface Transit Vehicles [open pdf - 81KB]
In light of recent events involving anthrax-tainted mail, and repeated suicide bomb attacks on buses in the Middle-East, it is important that Transit Operators and Bus Dispatch/Control Center personnel be vigilant in preparing for, and understanding how, terrorists might attack their system. Transit vehicles are ideal targets for explosives. Although some types of transit vehicles are less optimal targets for chemical or biological attack, in light of the broad scope of the general threat to transit, it is vital that appropriate response procedures be in place to adequately respond to such incidents and minimize their effects. These protocols are mainly focused on the transit vehicle operator. However, the information provided also may apply to Transit Operations in general, including maintenance and service personnel, yard supervisors, and management.