Site Map - Transportation/Mass Transit

Home on the Page: Port Security

- The Coast Guard and port security.

C-TPAT: Ship-Shape or Shipped Out

- The future of C-TPAT.

Sleeping Pilots Underscore Flight-Risks Described in Suppressed NASA Report

- Three-and-a-half years ago, pilots approaching Denver International Airport fell asleep due to overwork.

Airport Hassles

- A survey polls travelers on airport passenger screening attitudes.

Containing Cargo Risk

- Find out how the government and private industry are working to reduce the possibility of a terrorist using cargo to send a weapon of mass destruction into the United States.

NASA Will Release Airline Survey

- Report was originally suppressed due to NASA fears it would harm the commercial airline industry.

Do London Bombings Signal a New Course?

- Two weeks after suicide bombers killed more than 50 commuters on the London subway and a bus, a near-identical attack struck that same transportation system, though the second round of bombs didn't go off as planned. The second attack seems to mark the first time that a group affiliated with or inspired by al Qaeda has hit the same type of target twice within a few weeks.

Transportation security

- A bill (S. 1052) introduced by Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AL) would require that the Homeland Security Department establish a task force that would be charged with conducting a vulnerability and risk assessment of freight and passenger rail transportation systems. Based on that assessment, the department would then be required to develop specific recommendations for improving rail security.

Spanish Court Convicts 21 for Madrid Train Bombings

- Seven acquittals show the difficulty of convicting suspects not directly involved with the attack.

Tunnel Safety

- Heritage Foundation finds that Amtrak has done a poor job of protecting tunnels.

Collapse and Consequences

- The collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis was a reminder that 72,000 bridges in this country are structurally deficient. How did we get here? By using the wrong infrastructure management model.

Suppressed NASA Report Spreads Doubt

- The agency warns the report could undermine passenger confidence in the airline industry.

TSA Making Progress, but More Needs to be Done

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made "moderate progress" securing the nation's transportation network, says GAO.

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