Site Map - Transportation/Mass Transit

Airport Security

- A bill (H.R. 1413) that would establish an airport security pilot program to screen airport workers with access to secure and  sterile areas of airports has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. To proceed, the bill must now be taken up by the full House of Representatives.

Keeping Mass Transit Ahead of the Curve

- Mass transit is using training, technology, and K-9 units to secure its routes.

Hazardous material

- A bill (S. 1256) introduced by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) would require the Department of Homeland Security to issue regulations for the rail shipment and storage of extremely hazardous materials by railroads.

Transit security

- Asked to give their opinions about mass transit security, witnesses from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), consultants, and transit operators for the United States and the United Kingdom gathered to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. @ Visit Security Management Online to read the hearing testimony of Senator Susan Collins, Senator Joe Lieberman, DHS Assistant Secretary, Edmund Hawley, Chief Operating Office, of London Underground Michael Brown, Chief Metro Transit Police Department, Polly Hansen, President , New Age Security Solutions Rafi Ron.

Resource for the Road

- "Guide for Emergency Transportation Operations" addresses issues related to highway infrastructure.

Rail Security

- The Teamsters Rail Conference calls for a security plan to be approved and enforced by the TSA, GAO also has a report on passenger rail security.

Transportation Worker Program Finally Set to Start

- The beleaguered Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program's start date has finally been announced by the Department of Homeland Security.

Assessing Cargo Supply Risk

- A new study examines the cargo transportation risks in various countries and what measures are being implemented by companies to mitigate those risks.

Guarding the Big Ditch

- As plans go forward to expand the Panama Canal, the waterway’s protectors are tightening its security.

Helicopter safety.

- A bill (H.R. 4765) introduced by Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-NY) would require the government to designate an area at high risk for a terrorist attack as a high-threat helicopter-flight area. The government would screen all passengers and property transported from a high-threat flight area to a standard passenger helicopter. The screening would be equivalent to that provided for passengers and property carried aboard a domestic passenger aircraft. The bill would also require that the government develop a plan to conduct the screening, including acquiring equipment and hiring and training personnel. H.R. 4765 has no cosponsors and has been referred to the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Airport Screening

- Why aren’t more airports opting out of using federal screeners? Read about the issue in a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Rail Security in Transition

- Rail and bus security

Cargo Security Getting Some Respect

- Cargo theft

Beyond Print

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