January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Achieving Safety and Security in Today’s Resource-Constrained Environment

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Lisa Staes, USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, presiding
Sponsored by Task Force on Transit Safety and Security

For transit agencies nationwide, operational and infrastructure changes to rail safety and security oversight requirements and regulations are of great importance and require significant capital. This workshop explores the state of the industry and includes a discussion on competing priorities, challenges, and considerations, as well as several industry presentations.

Ohio's SSO State Certification and SMS Plan
Richard Czeck, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

This presentation will focus on the lessons learned with Greater Cleveland RTA's implementation of SMS, and SSO Certification.

SMS Implementation--Perspectives from a Bus Transit Agency
Paul Goyette, Lee County

This presentation will focus on transit's preparedness and recovery from Hurricane Irma in an incredibly resource constrained environment. 

Hurrican Harvey--Houston Metro's Response and Recovery
Andrew Skabowski, Houston METRO


CATS Response in Times of Crisis--Charlotte Riots
David Moskowitz, Charlottesville Area Transit


The Pulse Shootings
Stephen Berry, USF Center for Urban Transportation Research


Emergency--Drills, Exercises, and Training
Ron Bodner, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority


Security, Risk and Emergency Management
Polly Hanson, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)


Security, Emergency Management and SMS Implementation Considerations considerations for bus and rail agencies.