Special Update from the TSA for Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50 on February 7th, 2016 in Santa Clara, California will no doubt bring with it a heightened level of security measures surrounding the pregame and postgame activities and celebrations as well as the game itself.
The transportation sector will provide a critical function during this time period by moving teams, event staff, and/or fans to many locations throughout the surrounding area and will need to maintain focus to provide these services as safely and securely as possible.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is encouraging a higher state of awareness and vigilance within the community of drivers, tour guides, escorts and travel planners for any signs of suspicious activity. Travel groups and vehicles will likely share lodging and passenger marshalling areas with many other carriers. Vehicles which appear out of place, are travelling toward event locations with very few or no passengers or with drivers or crew who appear to be overly nervous, unprofessional or unprepared are reason to report suspicions.
If carriers believe a threat is present, they are encouraged to call 911 or contact law enforcement on site. Those who believe they may be witnessing planning, surveillance or rehearsal for a terrorist event, are also asked to contact local law enforcement or their local FBI office immediately.
During ABA’s Marketplace 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky, there will be an information session on security assessments for motorcoach operators on Saturday, January 9th at 12:30 pm.
TSA Representative David Cooper will also be speaking at the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) Security Committee meeting on Monday, January 11th at 2 pm. Please attend if you have any specific questions.