Through our ongoing partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), K&J Safety has been tasked with leading the revitalization, development, and implementation of the Authority’s DHS/TSA approved security training program for its roughly 10,000 Security Sensitive Employees across all six (6) required modes, which excludes ferry operations: heavy rail, light rail, fixed-route bus, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), commuter rail, and paratransit. The program is ~2.5 hours in length and is offered both online and instructor-led in-person by K&J staff. Our hybrid approach has maximized the MBTA’s ability to reach the greatest number […]
K&J just completed the training of its 450th student in support of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Safety and Security Certification Program. K&J has been offering this training to WMATA staff and its contractors for several years now and was able to adapt this training to be delivered to students even with the complex restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. K&J will continue to offer this training as frequently as WMATA staff and their contractors request it.
Photovoltaic energy systems are not a new technology. However, in the last few years, many of these systems have been proposed, or are being considered, for placement over parking lots, parking garages, idle land, or maintenance facilities on transportation and airport authority properties. By federal law, these systems may be required to be safety certified. Safety Certification of systems/sub-systems is required per the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Depending on an agency’s Safety Management Plan, a photovoltaic energy system would likely be required to undergo some level of safety certification. Photovoltaic energy systems represent a promising […]
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 […]