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Equipment Package: Transit Center Security

Description: This equipment package provides the capability to monitor transit vehicle operator or transit user activated alarms received from on-board a transit vehicle. This package also includes the capability to support transit vehicle operator authentication and the capability to remotely disable a transit vehicle. This package also includes the capability to alert operators and police to potential incidents identified by these security features.
Included In: NFTA/Metro Bus and Rail Operations Control Center
Niagara Falls Paratransit Service
Niagara Falls Transit Center
Niagara Parks People Mover
School District Transportation Dispatch
St. Catharines Transit Dispatch
Welland Transit Center
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall monitor transit vehicle operational data to determine if the transit vehicle is off-route and assess whether a security incident is occurring.
2 - The center shall receive reports of emergencies on-board transit vehicles entered directly be the transit vehicle operator or from a traveler through interfaces such as panic buttons or alarm switches.
3 - The center shall support the back-office portion of functionality to authenticate transit vehicle operators.
4 - The center shall exchange transit incident information along with other service data with other transit agencies.
5 - The center shall receive information pertaining to a wide-area alert such as weather alerts, disaster situations, or child abductions. This information may come from Emergency Management or from other Alerting and Advisory Systems.
6 - The center shall send wide-area alert information to travelers (on-board transit vehicles or at stations/stops) and transit vehicle operators.
7 - The center shall coordinate the response to security incidents involving transit with other agencies including Emergency Management, other transit agencies, media, traffic management, and traveler information service providers.
8 - The center shall receive threat information and status on the integrity of the transit infrastructure.
9 - The center shall provide support to remotely disable (or reset the disabling of) a transit vehicle in service.

Last updated: 11-18-05