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Transit Security Design Guidance - Infrastructure

COURSE NO: F08-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Transit Security Design Guidance - Infrastructure
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents specific design considerations and the tools necessary for securing the most important transit agency asset: the transit infrastructure. Infrastructure design is only one element of a larger security program. The process begins with a TVA, which identifies potential threats and their severity, and estimates how vulnerable each asset is to these threats. Scenario and Consequence Analyses then evaluate the maximum extent of damage or injury in the event of an attack. Based on these evaluations, transit agency officials can then prioritize their concerns and determine the appropriate level of protection through countermeasures.


Since the events of September 11, 2001, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has initiated an aggressive effort to assess and strengthen the security readiness of the public transit industry. For many transit agencies in the United States, particularly small- to medium-sized agencies, the need for greater security awareness and preparation has reshaped the task of providing transportation services to the public.


To assist the public transit industry in managing these new demands, FTA has developed security-oriented design considerations for transit bus and rail vehicles, and for the transportation infrastructure. These considerations are intended to aid transit agencies in developing security strategies.


This 8 PDH online course is applicable to transit agency decision makers, members of design, construction and operations departments, security and law enforcement personnel, and consultants and contractors, in developing an effective and affordable infrastructure design strategy following the completion of a threat and vulnerability assessment (TVA) and development of a comprehensive plan.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the various categories of infrastructure
  • Understanding the site layout and interior layout design considerations
  • Understanding the structural engineering design considerations
  • Understanding the security-related architectural design features.
  • Understanding the design considerations for various building systems and services
  • Learning about security approaches for various types of transit infrastructure
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Chapter 6 "Infrastructure" of the FTA Publication tilted, "Transit Security Design Considerations" (FTA-TRI-MA-26-7085-05).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Transit Security Design Considerations - Infrastructure (2.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 8 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 6 of this FTA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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