08/10/2007 - A bill (S. 184) introduced by Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) would increase security requirements for freight and passenger rail systems has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The measure is now pending in the Senate.
08/10/2007 - Since the September 11 attacks, air travelers have been required to present a government-issued photo ID—typically a driver’s license—before boarding commercial flights in the United States. Agents scrutinize these documents as if they offered some definitive proof of identity. They do not.
08/06/2007 - A bill (S. 509), introduced by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI), that would require screening of cargo on passenger airplanes has been approved by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Senate has agreed to consider the bill.
07/05/2007 - Selective screening of rail passengers is unpopular, but San Jose State's Mineta Transportation Institute argues it is the only way to secure the nation's mass transportation systems with the least impact on civil rights and the economy.