Public Transportation Security

The Public Transportation and Transit Industries account for a huge portion of the U.S. economy. Maritime imports and exports, airport traffic, freight transport and train and bus transit are a combined $11 Trillion market.  It is no exaggeration to state that the Public Transportation and Transit industry is the lifeblood of the world – as such, truck/train/bus terminals, airports, and ports are its arteries. However, these facilities are not the safest of workplaces. That shouldn’t be too difficult to understand given the enormous quantities and values of goods that can be found in them, invariably in transit or waiting to be in transit. Not only are each of these hugely important for the movement of people and cargo, both national and international, they are also prime targets for serious security breaches and acts of terror.  

A crime, known as “terminal robbery,” is typically done by highly organized gangs and is a means by which cargo thieves make off with goods valued in the billions nationwide every year. Theft and pilfering, especially from containers, as ‘inside jobs’ by employees and contractors is also a significant risk. Passengers are also at threat of theft of their property, pickpocketing and assaults. Vandalism is also rife at these terminals, which are most vulnerable to crime late at night. That is why a precise and comprehensive security plan is so critically important throughout the Public Transformation and Transit industry. That is where OSP can step in.

OSP offers our clients a range of services, including:

  • a security risk assessment and management system / plan for the terminal
  • security gap analysis for each facility
  • security management with the context of the terminal’s safety system
  • assessments pertaining to important facility security factors such as:
    • standing rolling stock
    • passenger entry and exit points
    • electronic controls, alarms and CCTV surveillance, including security video analytics, in the terminal area, on platforms and at key points in the rail yard and at railway sidings
    • the control room / center for the train terminal
    • site-wide security, including entire rail yard
    • exclusion zones in and around the rail yard
    • access points in and around the rail yard and near rolling stock
    • security at storage and engineering depots
    • security at electricity sub-stations, switching gear, etc.
    • liaison with law enforcement, as well as private security firms for the train terminal