06/24/2008 - A bill (S. 1889) introduced by Rep. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) designed to improve railroad safety has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The Senate has agreed to consider the measure.
04/21/2008 - The U.S. Fire Administration reports that emergency response efforts at the time of the I35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1, 2007, were generally good. It discusses issues where lessons can be learned.
03/27/2008 - A bill (H.R. 1413) that would establish an airport security pilot program has been approved by the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The program, which would be carried out at five commercial airports. would screen all airport workers with access to sensitive areas within the airport and would then conduct a vulnerability assessment of each airport to determine how well the screening programs worked.