Safety and Security Investigation of Metro-North Railroad and th

Client:Federal Transit Administration
 Washington, DC

Interactive Elements, as prime contractor, completed the largest FTA-sponsored Section 22 investigation ever undertaken of commuter railroads. The project was a $1 million safety and security investigation of New York's MTA commuter railroads (Metro-North and the LIRR; the nation's two largest commuter railroads). The staff and its subcontractors evaluated the policies, programs, and practices that affect the safety and security of passengers, employees, and the public at large. Beginning with each railroad's system safety program plan (SSPP), the firm assessed the extent to which the policies, procedures, and practices met commonly accepted standards of safe, secure operation and accomplished the objectives of the SSPP. Areas of investigation included management practices, emergency response capabilities, provisions for safe access and egress of passengers, employee safety, and security of passengers, equipment, and employees. To complete its work, the firm prepared audit checklists and conducted field inspections, interviews of management and operating personnel, and reviews of documents. The work was honored by the FTA Administrator's Women's Business Enterprise Award for 1992. The work was coordinated with a parallel study performed by the Federal Railroad Administration.  [238]

Agencies Involved: Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration

Areas of Expertise: Safety, Security