Low Risk of Terrorist Attacks
  1. Identify required equipment; identify resources available through augmentation.
  2. Review and update transportation annexes and SOPs.
  3. Refine and exercise pre-planned Protective Measures.
  4. Regularly assess vulnerabilities of transportation infrastructure.
  5. Recommend and take mitigation and security measures for the transportation infrastructure.
  6. Institutionalize a process to ensure that all facilities and regulated sectors are regularly assessed for vulnerabilities to terrorist attacks, and all reasonable measures are taken to mitigate these vulnerabilities.
  7. Ensure existing security measures are in place and functioning such as fences, locks, camera surveillance, intruder alarms, and lighting. Identify those additional security measures and resources that can enhance security.
  8. Develop a terrorist and security awareness program and provide information and educate employees on security standards and procedures..
  9. Advise all personnel at each facility to report the presence of unknown personnel, unidentified vehicles, vehicles operated out of the ordinary, abandoned parcels and packages, and other suspicious activities.
  10. Incorporate security awareness and information into public education programs and notifications to emergency response organizations.
  11. Ensure contingency and business continuity plans are current and include a response to terrorist threats.
  12. Ensure personnel receive proper training on the HSAS and specific preplanned department or agency Protective Measures.
  13. Submit PEIRS Report information to 911 Center.


General Risk of Terrorist Attacks

Take all actions from previous levels, plus:
  1. Update required equipment; update resources available through augmentation.
  2. Establish liaison with each station or facility served to coordinate measures that may be necessary upon increase in Threat Level.
  3. Review all operations plans, personnel details, and logistics requirements that pertain to implementing a higher Threat Level.
  4. Review and ensure adequacy of personal and ID issuance and control procedures.
  5. Inspect emergency supplies to ensure equipment is in good working order.
  6. Provide the public with any information that would strengthen its ability to act appropriately.
  7. Submit PEIRS Report information to 911 Center.


Significant Risk of Terrorist Attacks

Take all actions from previous levels, plus:
  1. Alert key personnel of possible emergency duty.
  2. Review assignments and recall list with all personnel.
  3. Check readiness of all equipment, supplies, and facilities.
  4. Increase surveillance of critical locations.
  5. Correct deficiencies in equipment and/or facilities.
  6. Communicate increased threat information to those security and staff personnel that have a need to know.
  7. Test emergency and security communications procedures and protocols.
  8. Increase frequency of facility and equipment inspections and security checks.
  9. Check designated unmanned and remote sites at more frequent intervals for signs of unauthorized entry, suspicious packages, or unusual activities.
  10. Carefully inspect all mail and packages coming into the facility and do not open suspicious packages.
  11. Network with local law enforcement intelligence units and liaison with other departments as appropriate.
  12. Increase security spot checks of vehicles and persons entering facilities.
  13. Ensure that a company or facility response can be mobilized appropriate to the increased security level.
  14. Review with all employees the operations plans, personnel safety, security details, and logistics requirements that pertain to implementing increased security levels. Review notification/ recall lists.
  15. Confirm availability of security resources that can assist with 24/7 coverage as applicable.
  16. Increase routine checks of unattended vehicles, scrutiny of packages and vehicles, and monitor critical facilities and key infrastructure.
  17. Ensure all communications means and systems are operational.
  18. Develop and implement a schedule for increasing the frequency of inspections of specific areas such as telephone booths, restrooms, garbage containers, and all public areas.
  19. Periodically inspect inside and outside of regularly used facilities for suspicious packages.
  20. Provide PEIRS Report information to the 911 center.


High Risk of Terrorist Attacks

Take all actions from previous levels, plus:
  1. Alert personnel of possible emergency duty.
  2. Coordinate security efforts with state police/ federal LEAs.
  3. Restrict access to critical transportation infrastructure facilities to essential personnel only.
  4. Place off-duty personnel on stand-by.
  5. Alert auxiliary personnel.
  6. Review mutual aid agreements with other transportation agencies.
  7. Activate emergency response plans.
  8. Physically inspect visitors and randomly inspect their suitcases, parcels, and other containers.
  9. Reduce facility access point to the absolute minimum necessary for continued operation.
  10. Restrict access to threatened facilities to essential personnel only.
  11. Consult with local authorities about control of public roads and accesses that might make the facility more vulnerable to terrorist attack if they were to remain open.
  12. Erect barriers and obstacles to control direction of traffic flow and protect that terminal, station or other key area/facility from an attack by a parked or moving vehicle.
  13. Check all security systems such as lighting and alarms to ensure they are functioning.
  14. Identify the owners of all vehicles parked at command, control, or communications areas or other critical areas/facilities/ and have all vehicles removed that are not identified.
  15. Limit access to designated facilities to those personnel who have a legitimate and verifiable need to enter the facility.
  16. Review procedures and make necessary preparations to establish a Command Center where applicable.
  17. Prepare to execute contingency measures, such as moving to an alternate site or dispersing the workforce.
  18. Disable all baggage lockers were applicable.
  19. Restrict access to boarding areas to ticketed passengers only.
  20. Enforce centralized [parking away from the facilities.
  21. Submit PEIRS Report information to the 911 center.


Severe Risk of Terrorist Attacks

Take all actions from previous levels, plus:
  1. Recall and mobilize emergency work crews.
  2. Maintain 24 hour operations.
  3. Begin transportation control procedures for evacuation movement.
  4. Monitor, redirect, or constrain transportation systems, as appropriate.
  5. Be prepared to handle emergency transportation requests.
  6. Increase security patrol activity to the maximum sustainable.
  7. Implement emergency and continuity plans as appropriate.
  8. Limit schedule or routing.
  9. Augment security forces to ensure absolute control of key command, control, and communications centers or areas and other potential target areas.
  10. Remove unattended, unauthorized vehicles parked within 300 feet of a terminal building or station where passengers load or unload.
  11. Assign emergency response personnel and pre-position and mobilize specially trained teams or resources.
  12. Monitor, redirect, or constrain transportation systems.
  13. Close public and government facilities as appropriate.
  14. Identify all vehicles within the operational or mission support areas.
  15. Search all vehicles and their contents before allowing entrance to the facility.
  16. Control access and implement positive identification of all personnel.
  17. Frequently check building exteriors and parking areas.
  18. Minimize all administrative journeys and visits.
  19. Coordinate the possible closing of public roads and facilities with local authorities.
  20. Search all suitcases, briefcases, packages, etc, brought into the facility.
  21. Submit PEIRS Report information to the 911 center.