Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

NJ Transit hires counter-terrorism training consultant


New Jersey Transit March 14 awarded Kroll Inc. a $1 million contract to train the agency’s 10,500 employees to recognize and respond to possible terrorist incidents.

Kroll and NJ Transit officials are finalizing a customized curriculum that will include lectures, workshops and mock-terrorist-attack exercises, and be tailored in length and depth to the needs of specific employee groups. Police officers and managers — including bus supervisors and rail superintendents — will receive eight hours of training, while bus drivers, conductors and other public-contact employees will participate in four-hour training sessions.

U.S. Department of Justice offers grants to state and local agencies for similar initiatives, said Jeff Schlanger, chief operating officer of Kroll’s Security Service Group, in a prepared statement, adding that President Bush’s proposed budget includes $3.5 billion for training and equipment for first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency management personnel.

NJ Transit officials plan to conduct the training over a six-to-eight month period beginning in April.