03 Oct 2017
October 3, 2017

(U) Active Shooter Indicators

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(U) As many active shooting incidents indicate a level of pre-planning, the following is a not all inclusive list of behavioral indicators that may suggest pre-operational planning in active shooter incidents. Several indicators may indicate a heightened threat. • (U) Increased advocacy of violence, erratic, unsafe, or aggressive behaviors; • (U) Idolizing previous active shooting.. read more →

August 17, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies documents current practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs that have been effective in.. read more →

This synthesis will survey North American transit operators with particular emphasis on systems in areas most likely to be affected by extreme weather to determine what methods and procedures are used for maintaining transit stops and associated transit infrastructure during and following extreme weather events.  View Report read more →

FTA will host a webinar on May 23, 2017, from 2-3 p.m. EST to highlight examples of how transit agencies can build their asset inventories. The webinar will feature presentations from Doug Holcomb and Athena Ullah, from Greater Bridgeport Transit and Metrolink, respectively. The TAM Asset Inventory webinar is part of a webinar series FTA.. read more →

The objective of this research is to develop guidance for assessing and mitigating electrical fires on transit vehicles. Transit vehicle fires have safety implications for passengers and employees as well as liability implications for manufacturers, suppliers, and operators. The majority of electrical/arcing fire events lead to a total burn out/loss of the vehicle or serious.. read more →