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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: Local Transit Dispatch
MART Transit Dispatch
MBTA Commuter Rail Control Center
Other WRTA Transit Dispatch
Private Surface Transportation Provider Dispatch
WRTA 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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