Surface transportation such as subway systems can be a unique security challenge due to the large crowds of travelers and the open, unstructured environment. Public safety officials (including mass transit operators, mass transit police, and state and federal law enforcement teams) need a capability to detect potential threat items on persons and in bags without negatively impacting the speed of travel. S&T is developing technology to meet this challenge with the Surface Transportation Explosive Threat Detection Program, helping provide a layered, integrated capability to detect and mitigate the explosive threat at the speed of the traveling public.
Please watch the following videos for more information.
Our Task is Clear (excerpt)
How do we detect terror threats in train stations without searching people or compromising their privacy? Watch this brief overview of “Securing Surface Transportation” to learn more.
Curb to Platform (excerpt)
S&T is taking a curb to platform approach to protecting commuter rail stations, distributing a network of sensors from the perimeter of the station to the train platform.
Electromagnetic Wave Sensors (excerpt)
What’s hiding behind the advertisements on the subway? A network of electromagnetic sensors that might save your life. Watch this brief segment to learn more about the innovative technologies that S&T is developing to protect rail travelers from terrorism.
Video Forensics (excerpt)
A video algorithm that detects bags left behind and cutting-edge video forensic tools are some of the technologies featured in this video from S&T about securing train stations and protecting the traveling public.
Surface Transportation Explosive Threat Detection Program (full video)
Watch how S&T is developing a layered, integrated capability to detect and mitigate the explosive threat at the speed of the traveling public.