Role in This Project:

K & J has been supporting JTA by providing safety and security certification support services as well as system safety, system security, safety engineering, safety and security training, safety auditing and emergency management consulting services.

2017

1. Currently performing Safety and Security Certification for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) extension project (First Coast Flyer):

  • Completed certification of the Southeast Corridor BRT Blue Line
    • Final Safety and Security Certification, Verification Report, and project close-out
  • Completed certification of the Armsdale Park and Ride
    • Final Safety and Security Certification, Verification Report, and project close-out
  • Starting certification process for the East BRT Corridor
    • Developing all certification documents
    • Construction to start in 2018
  • Starting certification process for the Gateway Station
    • Developing all certification documents
    • Construction to start in 2018
  • Starting certification process for the Southeast Park and Ride (Avenues Walk)
    • Developing all certification documents
    • Construction to start in 2018
  • Conducting Safety and Security Review Committee (SSRC) meetings

2015-2016

1. Currently performing Safety and Security Certification for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) extension project (First Coast Flyer):

  • Completed certification of the Downtown Corridor BRT Route
    • Issued interim Certificates for operation
    • Final Safety and Security Certification, Verification Report, and project close-out
  • Completed the certification of the North Corridor BRT Route
    • Issued interim Certificates for operation
    • Final Safety and Security Certification, Verification Report, and project close-out
  • Armsdale Park and Ride
    • Issued interim Certificates for operation
  • South East Corridor
    • Issued interim Certificates for operation

2. Established a Safety Security Certification Committee

3. Updated Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA)

4. Updated Operating Hazard Analysis (OHA's)

5. Developed Certifiable Elements for Downtown and North BRT projects

2013

1. Conduct a Bus Operator safety assessment within Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA). The assessment will include review of security related policies, procedures and data.

2012

1. Develop and provide training classes for JTA employees on Improvised Explosive Device (IED) - Awareness Training.

2. Development of a multi-modal security program plan (SPP) for JTA which included bus operations, skyway (rail) and the paratransit operation

3. Provide a unique forum for System Security Awareness to JTA employees. Their training area was set up with several stations which consisted of training material, short power point presentations with facilitators to answer questions.

4. Provided NIMS/ICS training to JTA employees:

  • ICS 100
  • ICS 700

2009

1. Updated the agency System Safety Program Plan (SSPP)

2. Updated the agency System Security Plan (SSP)

2008

1. Developed and provided training classes for JTA employees on Improvised Explosive Device (IED) - Awareness Training

2. Developed and provided training classes for JTA employees on the following FEMA subject topics:

  • IS-200 Basic incident Command System (NIMS)
  • IS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System (NIMS)
  • IS-800 National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction

3. Developed and provided training classes for JTA employees on Transit Employee Security Awareness. Key topics included:

  • Real World Issues, Transit Related Terrorist Incidents
  • Effects of Terrorism on JTA Employees
  • Security Procedures, JTA Personnel
  • Weapons of Mass Destructions

4. Assisted JTA in the development, administration and implementation of several tabletop exercises. Key objectives/accomplishments:

  • Executed in general accordance with the guidelines established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Documented in the JTA Security and Emergency Preparedness Plan (SEPP) and Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Coordinated, moderated and evaluated the transit agency's participation in the tabletop exercises according to direction provided by JTA

5. Updated the multiple System Safety Program Plans (SSPPs) and Security Program Plans (SPPs) currently in use by the JTA into a finished product containing one-SSPP and one-SPP manual. Key objectives/accomplishments:

  • Included the roles and responsibilities of all Contracted Services used by JTA for provision of the Para-transit Program
  • A safety and security compliance audit of each contractor to determine the current status of each contractor
  • SSPP and SPP training for each division impacted by the revision and implementation of the updated plans
  • Provided a separate revised SPP for the Skyway operations

2006

1. Developed and presented training sessions on Guidelines for Transit Emergencies for JTA employees

2. Developed and conducted an emergency incident tabletop exercise in general accordance with the guidelines established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

  • Developed, organized, and moderated the exercises in conjunction with key JTA's staff sections
  • Ensured compliance with all FRA, USDOT, FTA and other applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), State and local ordinances and the transit agency's polices and procedures
  • Ensured all hazards associated with the exercise were appropriately identified, addressed and mitigated or eliminated before any persons, agencies or employees of the transit agency participated in the exercises
  • Held debriefings with participants and stakeholders to critique the exercises and identify findings and recommendations to meet all previous requirements
  • Generated an After Action Report (AAR). The AAR was reviewed and approved by the consulting staff and designated JTA's personnel to document the briefing, and were distributed to all parties that JTA designated for distribution of the report

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