Security Program Considerations for Public Transit


This standard proposes security program consideration practices for transit passenger facilities to enhance the security of people, operations, assets and infrastructure.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SIS-S-010-13 Rev. 1 05/23/2023 Published Current
APTA SS-SIS-S-010-13 Original 03/26/2013 Published Superseded


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This standard proposes security program considerations for public transit to enhance the security of people, operations, assets and infrastructure. It offers an overview and descriptions of the applicability of the four pillars of security and how they may be integrated with other security standards and best practices to enhance transit security programs.

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