Bus Safety & Security Resources


Are you looking for bus safety and security resources for your state DOT or local transit providers?

The following links lead to individuals and resources that can help you create safety and security plans, implement safety planning and training, and assist with intergovernmental coordination on emergency preparedness.

If you have safety and security resources you'd like to see listed here, please contact the MTAP office. We're ready to help you get the word out!

STATE RESOURCES

State DOT Guide to Bus Safety & Security Programs

• Florida DOT and MTAP
Transit Bus Safety Resource Guide
http://www.cutr.usf.edu/bussafety/

FEDERAL RESOURCES

FTA Resources for Bus Safety & Security Programs
http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
http://www.fema.gov

ASSOCIATION RESOURCES

APTA Resources
Contact: Greg Hull
ghull@apta.com
(202) 496-4815
APTA Bus Safety Committee
http://www.apta.com/about/committees/bussafe
The APTA site includes an Emergency Response Planning and System Security Checklist.

CTAA Resources
Contact: Chris Zeilinger
Zeilinger@ctaa.org
(202) 661-0217
CTAA Training and Safety Review Program
http://www.ctaa.org/training/safety/
The CTAA site includes information about CTAA's Community Transportation Training and Safety Review Program. This program focuses on improving safety and training practices within community-based public transit systems, rural transit providers, paratransit agencies, human services transportation agencies, and other community transit providers.

AGENCY & TRANSIT POOL RESOURCES

RTD-Denver
John Tarbert, System Security Manager
1600 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 299-2379
john.tarbert@rtd-denver.com
RTD-Denver has held training courses for terrorism awareness, bomb threat emergency procedure, and security and public transportation.

Transit Insurance Pools and Consortia
2629 12th Court SW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 586-1800
Washington State Transportation Training Coalition
www.wsttc.org
The WSTTC offers some safety training, including accident investigation.

TRAINING COURSES

National Transit Institute at Rutgers University
www.ntionline.com
(732) 932-1700

Transportation Safety Institute
www.tsi.dot.gov

PUBLICATIONS

The Transportation Research Board site has a comprehensive list of TCRP and NCHRP project reports on safety and security. For more information, go to
http://gulliver.trb.org.

FTA Model Transit Bus Safety and Security Program: Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)


FTA BUS SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM

FTA BUS SAFETY AND SECURITY WEBSITE HOMEPAGE

Documents from Working Group

Framework - Principles of Program Guidance
Overall Structure Website Resources 2.09
Recommended Material Search Focus

Powerpoint Presentations from Working Group

12-05-08 Onsite Review Summary-1
Bus Seminar Presentation_020309
FTA Program Overview

Documents from FTA State Safety Oversight (SSO) Manager's Meeting, 2009

3-Year Review Guidance.pdf
Safety and Security Technical Assistance.pdf
FRA-FTA Shared Use Waiver Status April 23 2009.pdf
Operations Special Order 09 56 Electronic Devices.pdf
Operations Special Order 09 57 Emergency Contact.pdf
Safety and Security Management Plan FAQs Final.pdf
FTA C 5800 1 - FINAL Safety and Security Management Plan-1.pdf

A Knock at Your Door: A Reminder of the Importance of Safety on the Right of Way

Transit Bus Safety and Security Program: Primer for State Departments of Transportation

FTA Launches New Web site for Bus Safety and Security

Home Page: http://bussafety.fta.dot.gov/splash.php
First Steps

Roadmap to Excellence

U.S. DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) Launches New and Updated Home Page: http://www.dot.gov/ost/dapc/