Transit Security Update

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infrastructure - vehicle, planning - personal safety/crime, planning - terrorism, planning - surveys, mode - bus, literature review - literature review


Counterterrorism, Crimes aboard buses, Crimes aboard public vehicles, Crimes involving transportation, Interviewing, Literature reviews, National Transit Database, Public transit, Security, Surveys, Terrorism, Transit operating agencies


This synthesis updates an earlier synthesis and addresses terrorism that had not been included in the original study, along with ordinary crime. Counterterrorism and anti-crime security measures and practices, crime and security incident trends, and other related issues, including major issues and obstacles to security and policing management are covered. This report was accomplished through a review of the relevant literature in the field and surveys of transit agencies. Interviews were conducted with industry experts, along with a review of the National Transit Database.


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