Transit Exercises


This standard discusses minimum practices for conducting transit exercises.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SEM-S-004-09 Rev. 2 07/29/2022 Published Current
APTA SS-SEM-S-004-09 Rev. 1 04/01/2013 Published Superseded


conduct, design, discussion, exercise, evaluation, Homeland Security Exercise, and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), improvement planning, operations, and preparedness.


This standard describes a systematic approach to designing and developing, conducting, evaluating, and initiating improvement planning for transit exercises. Exercises allow individuals, organizations, and jurisdictions to assess preparedness, determine strengths and identify areas for improvement. Well-designed and well-executed exercises are effective means of assessing and validating policies, plans, procedures, training, equipment, assumptions, and interagency agreements; clarifying roles and responsibilities; improving interagency coordination and communications; and identifying gaps in resources, among other benefits.

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