Recommended Practice

Fencing Systems to Control Access to Transit Facilities


This Recommended Practice provides guidance for the installation of fencing systems to control access to areas under the jurisdiction of a transit agency.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SIS-RP-003-10 Rev. 1 7/29/2022 Published Current
APTA SS-SIS-RP-003-10 10/01/2009 Published Superseded


access control, analysis, assessment, CPTED, gate, landscaping, lighting, threat, and vulnerability fencing systems


A fencing system is a component of access control systems. It defines boundaries and limits, channels access and egress, provides visual barriers, supports security and safety, and can deter and delay intrusion and trespassing. Many fencing systems are available to the public transportation industry, ranging from high-security grille types to cost-effective chain-link. Fencing systems should be integrated with other security standards and best practices, such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, lighting, barriers, and so on to provide protection and enhance other security solutions.

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