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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.

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.

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