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Airports and the Inside Job

- The current methods of screening airport employees may fail to weed out terrorists. But what are the alternatives?

CCTV at Another Junction

- Few places in public life are out of the eye of video cameras, subway and passenger train cars being one of the last refuges for the surveillance-shy. That may be changing, as rail security professionals consider expanding the use of cameras from stations and tunnels to the passenger cars themselves.

Cargo security

- A bill (H.R. 4373) introduced by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) would require that the Homeland Security Department establish a system to inspect all cargo transported on passenger aircraft operated by a domestic or foreign air carrier.

Explosives

- A bill (H.R. 4422) introduced by Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) would require each state to submit a written report on state agencies that store or keep explosive materials. The report, which would be submitted to the Attorney General at regular intervals, would also note which materials had been transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

The Grey House Transportation Security Directory & Handbook.

- Transportation companies must weave their way through complex security requirements and a baffling array of resources. This directory does readers a service by pulling together many of these requirements and resources.

General Aviation Risks

- Find out what’s being done to address security risks that pertain to noncommercial flights, such as corporate jets and crop dusters.

Rail Security

- Resources committed to protecting the nation’s railways are inadequate, concluded researchers. They recommend legislation to identify threats, clarify public-private sector security roles, and provide more funding.

Transportation security

- The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held hearings on a proposed transportation security bill (S. 1052) that would require the Homeland Security Department to establish a task force to conduct a vulnerability and risk assessment of freight and passenger rail transportation systems

Transit System

- Despite the attacks on the Madrid and London rail systems, commuters concerned about safety should think twice about forgoing mass transit for cars, according to a brief paper by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent Canadian research institution specializing in transportation issues.

Transit Security May Now Be on Fast Track

- Legislators are looking into the feasibility of mass transit security standards.

Airport Security

- The bill (H.R. 1413), introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), would establish an airport security pilot program has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection.

Public Transit

- A bill (H.R. 1401) that would enhance security requirements for public transit systems has been approved by the House of Representatives and has been referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

Cargo Security

- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection have tried to secure inbound air cargo, says the GAO, but their efforts need to be strengthened.
 




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