Recommended Practice

Random Counterterrorism Measures on Transit Systems

Abstract

This Recommended Practice describes a modular, scalable security measure through random patrol and visibility tactics to create uncertainty in the planning process used by potential terrorists and for deterring possible attacks on bus and rail transit systems.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA PR-M-S-014-06 03/31/2011 Published Current

Keywords

counterterrorism, patrols, security, transit

Summary

Random counterterrorism measures (RCM) should be considered a tactic in the toolbox of security measures that can be utilized to create uncertainty in the planning process used by potential terrorists and for deterring possible attacks. It falls within the area of providing visible and unpredictable security
measures, as recommended by the TSA and other organizations. These types of security measures are modular and scalable in nature and can be conducted alongside other security tactics, as well as implemented as part of an agency’s response to heightened security levels. These types of measures can be conducted by transit agencies, as well as by law enforcement agencies.

​Get Involved

Want to participate in development of this document? Join the Working Group or Learn More

Related Documents

​ ​​

Print Friendly, PDF & Email