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 Security


Rail News: Security

TSA recognizes WMATA for transit security efforts

For the fourth time, the TSA recognized WMATA with its Gold Standard Award for transit security.
Photo – WMATA


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced late last week it has received its fourth Gold Standard Award for transit security from the Transportation Security Administration.

The TSA evaluates transit security programs using its Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement review system, which focuses on threat prevention and protection and response preparedness in 17 categories.

WMATA was evaluated on its security plan and training, drills and exercise programs and public outreach.

"This award recognizes the 24/7 effort to protect the National Capital region from security threats,” said WMATA General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld in a press release. "We’ll remain vigilant and proactive to counter and prepare for any threats our region may face."