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Transit Center Security

Equipment Package: Transit Center Security

Description: This equipment package monitors transit vehicle operator or traveler activated alarms received from on-board a transit vehicle. It supports transit vehicle operator authentication and provides the capability to remotely disable a transit vehicle. This equipment package also includes the capability to alert operators and police to potential incidents identified by these security features.
Included In: BAT Paratransit Dispatch
BAT Transit Dispatch
CATA Paratransit Dispatch
CATA Transit Dispatch
City/Town/County Public Safety Dispatch
GATRA Paratransit Dispatch
GATRA Transit Dispatch
Local City/Town Shuttle Service Dispatch
LRTA Paratransit Dispatch
LRTA Transit Dispatch
MBTA Bus Control Center
MBTA Commuter Rail Control Centers North and South
MBTA Police Headquarters Dispatch
MBTA Subway Operations Control Center
MVRTA Paratransit Dispatch
MVRTA Transit Dispatch
Functional Requirements 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.
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