Site Map - Transportation/Mass Transit

Screeners No Longer Isolated

- TSA screening operators will no longer have to be isolated from passengers when using automated target recognition software due to increased privacy controls on the machines, reports Government Security News.

Morning Security Brief: More Funding Requested for Rail Security, Survey Says Security Fears Rising, Bus Safety Rules Introduced

- Lawmakers are urged to consider an increase in rail safety funding. Americans are more concerned about security than ever. The U.S. government launches a new bus safety program.

Study Reveals The Patterns of Cargo Theft

- A five-year study reveals the trends and patterns behind the booming cargo-theft racket.

TSA Will Not Expand Private Screener Program

- The Transportation Security Administration has stopped approving applications from airports hoping to launch private screener programs.

Mastering Mass Transit

- Transit and coach bus operators are getting on board and tackling security vulnerabilities which range from the threat of stolen vehicles and fraud to terrorism.

Backscatter Full Body Scanners Can Be Defeated, Journal Article Finds

- A recently published journal article finds that terrorists can defeat X-ray backscatter technology, one of two machines used by the TSA to screen air travelers.

Are Dogs the Solution for Airport Security Screening?

- The Christian Science Monitor reports on the pros and cons of using bomb-sniffing dogs to screen airline passengers.

Cargo Screening

- The Dallas Museum of Art is now a Certified Cargo Screening Facility under the Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Screening Program. Read more about that designation and process online.

Explosive Materials Found in U.S.-Bound Parcel

- The discovery of explosive materials in a U.S.-bound air parcel put stateside law enforcement on high alert Friday, according to press reports.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Cruise Ship Security

- A bill (H.R. 3360) that would enhance security aboard cruise ships has been approved by the Senate. Because of discrepancies between the House and Senate versions of the bill, the differences must be reconciled in conference committee.

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Port Security

- The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing yesterday to discuss current port security initiatives and explore whether the SAFE Port Act of 2006 should be reauthorized in its previous form or should be altered to address additional security issues.

Police Association: LAX Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

- California state and local lawmakers are calling for a review of security at Los Angeles International Airport after a local police organization says the terminals are vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

Pistole Confirmed to Head TSA

- After 18 months of searching, the TSA will finally has an administrator.

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