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SUICIDES 2013-2021
(TOTAL OF INTENTIONAL ACTS THAT
RESULTED IN DEATH OR INJURY)*
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
50
The security directive requires that
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
75
100
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
150
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data July 2022
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75
TOTAL NUMBER OF MAJOR
SECURITY EVENTS REPORTED
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
50
100
150
200
200
TSA-specified passenger and freight
railroad carriers take action to prevent
disruption and degradation to their infrastructure
with passenger and freight
railroad carriers are required to:
* Establish and execute a TSA-approved
Cybersecurity Implementation Plan
that describes the specific cybersecurity
measures the passenger, and freight
rail carriers are utilizing to achieve the
security outcomes set forth in the security
directive.
1,654
500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500
* Establish a Cybersecurity Assessment
Program to proactively test and regularly
audit the effectiveness of cybersecurity
measures and identify and resolve
vulnerabilities within devices, networks
and systems.
TSA says the directive strengthens cy1,654
500
1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data July 2022
vendor community. MTI says both sides
need to create a secure environment that
can benefit from and augment the other.
The authors of the paper, " Aligning
the Transit Industry and Their Vendors
in the Face of Increasing Cyber Risk:
Recommendations for Identifying and
Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges, "
focus on three key areas: cyber literacy
and procurement practices, the lifecycle
of technology vis-à-vis transit hardware
and the importance of embracing risk as
a road to resiliency.
Measures taken to protect transit security
require executive focus and investment
across the transit ecosystem. MTI
says transit agencies, vendors, associations,
the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security and U.S. Department of Transportation,
as well as the Federal Transit
Administration, can cooperate and collaborate
to invest in risk management to
ensure the safety, efficiency and reliability
of the nation's critical infrastructure.
The Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) took a step to limit that risk
within the rail sector by issuing a security
directive focused on bolstering cybersecurity
of freight and passenger rail systems.
bersecurity requirements and focuses on
performance-based measures to achieve
critical outcomes. It was developed with
extensive input from industry stakeholders
and federal partners, including
the Department of Homeland Security's
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security
Agency and FRA.
Behavior-Based Initiatives
To align behavior expectations of customers,
agencies throughout North America have
initiated various educational campaigns
aimed at reducing incidents of harassment.
Most recently, King County Metro
launched an anti-harassment campaign,
" It's OK to Say, That's Not OK, " with three
suggested actions to take against potential
harassment that are dependent on a person's
comfort level and include notifying the driver,
filling out an online comment form or
calling/texting 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
Maryland Department of Transportation
Maryland Transit Administration's
new public service campaign is targeting
sexual harassment, and how it can be
stopped. An integral component of the
MDOT MTA campaign focuses on data
collection to better assess the extent riders
in the Baltimore region that are experiencing
sexual harassment, as well as to inform
future decision making on outreach, campaign
messaging, expectations for rider
conduct and resource deployment. Rider
outreach tactics include annual rider surveys,
management and operator training,
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Summaries & Trends (cont.)
Injuries and Fatalities:
Total injuries increased 7.2% between
2020 and 2021 and total fatalities
increased more than 11%*
*NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data July 2022
sit stops and on-line reporting tools.This
type of data collection is valuable to assessing
incidents, as well as perception
of a system. At BART, data collected as
part of its ongoing Passenger Environment
Survey shows its Not One More
Girl campaign has increased awareness of
sexual harassment/gender-based violence,
increased awareness of how to respond to
this type of incident and provided greater
understanding of the impact this type of
harassment has on girls, transgender and
gender nonconforming people on BART.
Beyond raising awareness are efforts
aimed at increasing the penalties for repeated
prohibited behavior on transit
systems. TriMet's Board is considering
a revision to an ordinance that would impost
stiffer penalties for non-fare related
prohibited behavior such as vandalism,
crime and drug use.
TriMet explains it aims to keep both
its operators and riders moving safely, and
it's important to have a means to hold
people accountable for inappropriate,
threatening or dangerous behavior.
On the East Coast of the U.S., a new
law in the state of New York extended protections
against assault to transit workers
not previously covered including customer
assistants, ticket or revenue collectors,
maintenance workers and supervisors
who work with an among the public.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed
the law in June. It will toughen laws by
charging individuals who physically injure
transit workers with second-degree
assault. Officials say the law will also serve
as a deterrent to those seeking to harm
transit employees.
" New York's transit workers have
always been there for us, and now it is
our job to be there for them, " said Gov.
Hochul. " No one should be subjected to
physical violence or harassment in the
workplace, and today we are taking an
important step in protecting the men and
women who keep our subways and buses
running. "
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of November 2022

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Best Practices: Data Management
Best Practices for Cybersecurity
2022 Transit Safety & Security Report
GCRTA’s five areas of concentration for a robust DBE program
Mixed Fleets: The future of microtransit and paratransit
Beyond Carbon Reduction: Electric Buses Provide Resilience for Climate Emergencies
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