TransLink is looking for a consultant who will update its existing security plans to "deal with identified threat scenarios related to terrorist activities and attacks." As part of that update, the contract will define security responsible for transportation authority employees and recommend future "security related reviews, training, exercises and drills." The request for proposal, which was quietly rolled out on BC Bid yesterday, organizes TransLink's infrastructure into two "tiers of criticality in relations to the threat of terrorist attack" - with SkyTrain and the West Coast Express being slotted into the top tier and the Coast Mountain Bus Company and West Vancouver Transit into the bottom. The contract - which is budget at $175,000 - is scheduled to produce a final report by November 28.
August 14, 2007