RTC receives award for enhanced security efforts

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada was one of three transit agencies nationwide to receive an award for enhanced security efforts, agency officials said Thursday.

The Transportation Security Administration presented a Gold Standard Award to the RTC for achieving one of the highest scores in the country for its annual assessment for security and emergency preparedness.

The review examined security plans, training, drills, public outreach efforts and background check programs for more than 200 transit agencies operating in the United States, said Robert McGuire, a regional transportation security inspector for the TSA.

The RTC scored 99.8 percent during a review completed last year, earning top honors with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in Buffalo, New York, TSA officials said. The RTC previously received the award in 2011, when it earned a 97 percent during the security assessment.

“I have a lot of pride for the fact that our team takes safety and security very seriously for our riders and our drivers,” RTC General Manager Tina Quigley said.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Find @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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