The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) sought professional technical consulting services from K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services, Inc. to conduct a review of the Rail Operations Controller Training Program with the focus on revising it to a highly efficient and productive training program, including a determination of the optimal training subjects, methods and duration. Providing Rail Traffic Controllers with the proper tools to do their jobs is essential. Training is a tool that must be continually refined to ensure employees have the best chance at success, which translates directly to improved safety, efficiency, and reliability for WMATA […]
On June 26, 2020, the Port Authority of Allegheny County (Authority) Board passed a resolution authorizing the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Legal Officer to enter into an agreement with K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services, Inc. The agreement is for K&J to provide professional safety consulting and safety management systems services on an as-needed basis. This agreement is for an initial three-year period, not-to-exceed $860,000 with an optional additional two-years at the discretion of the Authority.
In July 2019, K&J was tasked through an existing Safety Engineering Consulting Support Services Contract with SEPTA to perform a Road Worker Protection (RWP) program safety assessment. This executive management initiative and tasking was initiated due to a recent train strike of a two-person work gang resulting in the death of one of the SEPTA employees. This safety assessment’s major focus is to evaluate current RWP practices, rules and procedures, training, and the integration of advanced RWP warning systems.
In July 2019, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) contracted K&J to provide Safety Management System (SMS) training to the whole of BART’s Executive Management staff. This SMS training covers BART’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) per 49 CFR Part 673 regulatory requirements and addresses required corrective actions presented to BART by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).