NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Guidebook on Trucking Security Released

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) have released new guidelines for securing cargo from pick up to delivery.

Canada: Greyhound Buses Strengthen Security Measures

Greyhound Lines Inc. has instituted heightened security protocols at Canadian bus terminals after multiple passengers have been stabbed and one beheaded while riding buses in cities and across the countryside, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Travel Industry Praises 2009 Homeland Security Appropriations

The U.S. travel industry applauded the president's funding of DHS programs that will help make tourism to the U.S. less burdensome.

TSA Now Recognizes Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags

As of Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration is recognizing checkpoint-friendly laptop bags.

Amtrak's Counterterrorism Program Heads West

A mobile unit of 19 counterterrorism agents will randomly screen passengers for explosives and look out for suspicious behavior at California rail stations.

Sexual Assaults on Cruise Liners May Be More Frequent Than Previously Reported

Victims' rights advocates allege the cruise industry minimizes the amount of sexual assaults that take place on their ships.

DHS To Improve Customer Service for International Travelers

Three new DHS initiatives aim to make entry into the United States easier for international travelers.

Trucking Pork?

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner says a DHS program to train truckers to spot terrorists is one more example of pork-barrel spending that's harming the amount of money high-risk cities receive for homeland security.

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CNN: Marshals on Less than 1 Percent of U.S Flights

Sources claim armed air marshals fly on fewer than 1 percent of U.S. flights, while federal officials say 6.5 percent of flights carry an an armed crew member or law enforcement officer.

Amtrak Increases Security Measures

Amtrak to introduce mobile security teams to deter a terrorist attack on its rail lines.
 




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