California Bus Association (CBA) Pilot Security Planning Workshop

Santa Ana, CA  |  August 31, 2017


The purpose of this workshop is to strengthen California motorcoach community preparedness by helping companies develop comprehensive and tailored security plans using a TSA-provided Security and Emergency Plan template.


Registration and attendance at this workshop is limited to invited CBA members only. Participants will include personnel from California’s motorcoach community and the Transportation Security Administration. Registration for this workshop is free.

Please submit the requested registration information (form to the right) so we can compile an accurate roster of attendees and contact you should the need arise. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 24, 2017. A working lunch will be provided.


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Workshop Check-In
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Welcome and Introductions
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Surface Transportation-Focused Threat Briefing
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM Security and Emergency Plan Development


Enhancing Transportation Security
The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP) provides exercise, training, and security planning tools and services to the transportation community. The program serves the aviation, maritime, mass transit and passenger rail, freight rail, highway and motor carrier, pipeline, and postal and shipping industries. Working in partnership with the transportation modes, I-STEP enables security partners to:

  • Enhance security capabilities – Participate in and conduct exercises and training that strengthen security plans, test emergency procedures, and sharpen skills in incident management
  • Build partnerships – Collaborate with modal partners, law enforcement personnel, first responders, health and medical professionals, government transportation and homeland security leaders, and industry representatives to address transportation security issues
  • Gain insights in transportation security – Align program needs with federal grant opportunities and gain a deeper understanding of transportation security lessons learned and best practices

The program also builds technology solutions to serve the transportation modes:

The Exercise Information System (EXIS)—portal guides users through a step-by-step exercise planning process and provides a variety of exercise planning and evaluation tools as well as lessons learned and best practices from the user community. Find out more at: