Select and implement security measures for Transportation Management Center (TMC) based on location and internal operations.
Eight states' experiences with security measures for TMCs.
Atlanta,Georgia,United States; Boston,Massachusetts,United States; Detroit,Michigan,United States; Houston,Texas,United States; Long Island,New York,United States; Milwaukee,Wisconsin,United States; Phoenix,Arizona,United States; Toronto,Ontario,Canada
- Use the TMC's location and services as important determinants for setting the security level. Although the appropriate level of security varied widely across TMCs, many centers used their location (i.e. neighborhood) and their services provided as important factors for determining their security needs.
- Hire law enforcement officers to help provide additional security. At many TMCs, the presence of law enforcement officers provided an additional boost to the security level.
As with any technology center, measures must be taken to ensure the appropriate level of security at a TMC. Security needs may vary accordingly across TMCs depending on, for instance, the sensitivity, confidentiality, and value of services provided. In addition, the relative safety of a neighborhood may also provide insight into how much security is needed. For an added layer of security, law enforcement officers could also be utilized. By ensuring a proper level of security, the safety of an agency's TMC will be achieved, providing the agency with one less issue about which to be concerned.
Author: Joint Program Office (JPO)
Published By: FHWA and FTA
Source Date: 10/1/1999
EDL Number: 10923
Other Reference Number: FHWA-JPO-99-020 / FTA-TRI-11-99-10URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te//10923.pdf
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