Partnerships and Collaborations
TSA, in coordination with its Federal partners, has established the Mass Transit and Passenger Rail Government Coordinating Council (MTPR-GCC) to bring together the Federal entities with responsibilities that affect transit security. Members of the MTPR-GCC include TSA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and when appropriate, the Department of Defense (DOD). State and local governments are also invited to participate.
TSA has also established the Transit Policing and Security Peer Advisory Group (PAG). Formed under the auspices of the GCC/SCC framework, TSA works with transit agency security professionals to harness the application of resources and the development of programs to maximize the impact in enhancing security. The PAG brings together the expertise of 21 transit police chiefs and security directors from systems across the Nation as a consultative forum with extensive experience to facilitate development and implementation of effective security programs.