Metro Earns TSA Gold Standard Rating for Safety and Security

Recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recognized Metro as one of the 17 rail and mass transit agencies from across the country that earned TSA’s highest rating of “Gold Standard” on the agency’s most recent Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) for their dedication to building a strong security system.

“Our top priority at Metro Transit is to move people safely and securely,” said Metro President and CEO John Nations.

According to the TSA, “the BASE program is designed to establish a security standard for individual system security programs and assess progress. This voluntary comprehensive review of transit agency security programs focuses on multiple categories identified by the transit community as fundamentals for a sound transit security program. They include a review of topics such as an agency’s security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs. The BASE assessment analyzes the security program for each transit system and identifies vulnerabilities that are addressed.”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) presented Metro with its prestigious “Gold Standard” rating for demonstrating the highest level of excellence for commitment to security and passenger
safety.

Metro Transit’s Security and Safety staff members are very proud to receive this prestigious level of distinction from the TSA for having a strong security program.  “We are highly pleased by the recognition of our dedicated effort to provide safety initiatives throughout our company”, said Sheila Hockel, Manager of Emergency Preparedness.

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