Transit Security in the 90's   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has established security and safety as its number one priority in its vision statement. With the advent of recent events in this country such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the shooting on the Long Island Rail Road, the importance of terrorism and potential attacks on transit systems has become paramount in importance. A look at the history of terrorist attacks in other countries proves that transit systems are prime targets. With 1996 being a year in which the U.S. is hosting the Olympics, it becomes especially important for transit systems to become aware of and prepare for the threat of terrorism. The FTA recognizes this threat and also recognizes that generally most transit systems in the U.S. have not had extensive training or experience in handling terrorist attacks. To aid transit security specialists in recognizing, preparing for, and responding to the threat of terrorism, a conference on Transit Security in the 90's was held in Atlanta, Georgia, February 27-28, 1996. The conference keynote speaker was United States Secretary of Transportation Federico Pena who discussed the current Administration's dedication to the issue of terrorism and described Presidential Decision Directive 39 dealing with this issue. The Secretary cited many examples of the very real threat of terrorism to our transit agencies."

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