Transit Center Security


Monitor transit vehicle operator or traveler activated alarms; authenticate transit vehicle operators; remotely disable a transit vehicle; alert operators, travelers, and police to potential incidents identified by these security features.

Included In

DART Transit Management Center
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Transit Management Center
Public / Private Transit Management Center
Denton County Transit Management Center

Functional Requirements

ID Requirement
1 The center shall monitor transit vehicle operational data to determine if the transit vehicle is off-route and assess whether a security incident is occurring.
2 The center shall receive reports of emergencies on-board transit vehicles entered directly be the transit vehicle operator or from a traveler through interfaces such as panic buttons or alarm switches.
3 The center shall support the back-office portion of functionality to authenticate transit vehicle operators.
4 The center shall exchange transit incident information along with other service data with other transit agencies.
5 The center shall receive information pertaining to a wide-area alert such as weather alerts, disaster situations, or child abductions. This information may come from Emergency Management or from other Alerting and Advisory Systems.
6 The center shall send wide-area alert information to travelers (on-board transit vehicles or at stations/stops) and transit vehicle operators.
7 The center shall coordinate the response to security incidents involving transit with other agencies including Emergency Management, other transit agencies, media, traffic management, and traveler information service providers.
8 The center shall receive threat information and status on the integrity of the transit infrastructure.
9 The center shall provide support to remotely disable (or reset the disabling of) a transit vehicle in service.