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Transit Security Design Guidance - Vehicles

COURSE NO: F03-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Transit Security Design Guidance - Vehicles
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents a comprehensive set of practical security-oriented design considerations to which transit agencies can refer when preparing their procurement specifications or retrofitting their fleet. Identification of these design considerations is the first step in enabling transit agencies to make informed decisions about improving the security of their vehicle fleets.


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 3 PDH online course is a resource for transit agency decision makers, members of design, construction and operations departments, security and law enforcement personnel, and consultants and contractors, in providing awareness and understanding of the relationship between vehicle design and security, and explain how transit policy makers and system designers can use the physical design of heavy rail, light rail (including trolleys), and bus vehicles to help protect their employees and passengers.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the general security issues for transit staff
  • Knowing the potential security threats to transit vehicles
  • Implementing design criteria when preparing procurement specifications or fleet retrofits
  • Implementing vehicle security-related design considerations
  • Learning lessons from national and international vehicle security events
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Chapter 7 "Vehicles" 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 Guidance - Vehicles (728 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 7 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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