Metro received its new Mobile Command Center this morning, raising the bar when it comes to preparedness for big events and/or emergencies. The command center may look like a giant black mobile home from the outside, but on the inside it has everything necessary to help keep communications, security, bus and rail operations running through any situation that may arise.
The state-of-the-art vehicle is designed for both catastrophic as well as general deployments, such as in the event of natural disasters, security threats, or major sporting or community events. It is a rolling intelligence hub that can be placed throughout various sections of Metro’s network and operate via microwave, satellite, direct connectivity and cellular communications.
The Mobile Command Center was purchased with a $1.2-million California Transit Security Grant Program under Prop 1B.