Fact Sheet: Rail and Transit Security Initiatives   [open pdf - 31KB]

This fact sheet details security initiatives that aim to further reduce vulnerabilities to transit and rail systems and make commuters and transit riders more secure. "The responsibility of securing our nation's rail and mass transit systems is a shared one. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and other federal agencies have taken significant steps to enhance rail and transit security in the last two years in partnership with the public and private entities that own and operate the nation's transit and rail systems. Efforts the past two years have focused on greater information sharing between the industry and all levels of government, assessing vulnerabilities in the rail and transit sector to develop new security measures and plans, increasing training and public awareness campaigns and providing greater assistance and funding for rail transit activities. New initiatives to be undertaken will target three specific areas: threat response support capability, public awareness and participation, and future technological innovations."

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