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Strategies for Securing Subway and Rail Systems (RAND Proposal 2005-139)

Award Information

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Los Angeles
Congressional District
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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $298,900)

This proposal responds to NIJ's solicitation for research on terrorism and transnational crime. It proposes a research and assessment process that will develop practical strategies to secure and respond to potential terrorist attacks on intra- and inter-city passenger rail and subway infrastructure. The preliminary design of the study proposes to conduct site visits and conduct interviews to examine security policies and practices in proposed U.S. and international subway and passenger rail systems. Based on the data conducted during these visits, best practices will be identified and recommendations will be made for improving security of America's passenger rail and subway systems. The study will build on research already conducted by Rand. This project description will be revised to add the more detailed research design. The final determination of scope of work and sites to be assessed will be submitted by Rand and reviewed and approved NIJ immediately upon grant award.

Date Created: September 20, 2005