UITP new document on security in public transport

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
A new report identifies the main issues related to public transport security and outlines security’s central role in making public transport safer and mode of choice for travelers.

The Security Commission of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has recently released a new official report: “Secure Public Transport in a Changeable World”. The report identifies the main issues related to public transport security and outlines security’s central role in making public transport safer and mode of choice for travelers.

The recommendations put forward by the Security Commission of UITP focus on how security can help public transport operators and stakeholders increase ridership thanks to a more secure, and therefore more attractive, public transport service. The report suggests a security concept based on Risk Assessment and a balance between measures based on the Human factor (staff) and Procedures and Technology in order to face security threats.

To support its recommendations, UITP has made available a set of Guidelines for Conducting Security Risk Assessment and is conducting its first training sessions on Security Risk Assessment and Emergency Preparedness & Response.


The full document can be downloaded at http://www.uitp.org/publications/positions.cfm

Source: http://www.uitp.org.
Country: 
Europe-wide
Topic: 
Urban mobility planning