Maria Ayerdi Kaplan’s Salesforce Transit Center Security Plan Has Panel Barriers

Maria Ayerdi Kaplan’s Salesforce Transit Center Security Plan Includes BarricadesMaria Ayerdi Kaplan’s Salesforce Transit Center Security Plan Includes Barricades

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

Today, ’s Salesforce Transit Center Security Plan features a secret right under your feet.

As Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director, placed a premium on security after the horrible events of September 11th, 2001. The objective was to make the giant building able to sustain a terrorist attack.

Part of the plan is under the feet of people who walk by and under Salesforce Transit Center: panels marked with yellow and black stripes to stop vehicle and bus entry into the complex.

In an emergency, the panels rise up and become barricades to the Transit Center. When activated, the thick metal panels rise to a height of six feet, and form a formidable barrier to any kind of vehicle that would try to enter the Transit Center.

In normal operation the panels seem to be a pathway, but a security official told me they would prefer that patrons walk on the white stripe walkway that’s closer to the Transit Center itself. “People think that’s the way to walk, but it’s not the right path,” a security officer told me, “that is,” he said, pointing to the white stripe walkway.

Read more about Salesforce Transit Center and the need for a beefed up security plan here: “Maria Ayerdi Kaplan Explains Need For Salesforce Transit Center Security Upgrade.”

Stay tuned.

Oakland Now Note: this post demonstrates “ Now”: the full and live operation of the latest version of an experimental mobile media video-blogging system network that’s part of a new approach to the production of media. The uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 onYouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland Now site and social media pages. The objective is real-time on the scene reporting of , interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. We are constantly working to improve the system network coding and also seek interested content and media technology partners.


About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media

Oakland News Now Recent Blog Posts