Recommended Practice

Security Considerations for Public Transit Passenger Stations and Stops


This document proposes standards for enhancing the security of public transit stations and stops of all modes and the passengers who use them.

Document History

Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-ISS-RP-004-23 Original 05/23/2023 Published Current


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This document provides information to assist with the reduction of security risk for transit stations and stops. It discusses potential threats and vulnerabilities and various security mitigation measures that should be implemented to reduce security risk.

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