House Transportation Chief Pushes $1.1B for Rail Security
- America's Risky Rails. Ripley, Amanda; Crumley, Bruce; Donnelly, Sally B.; Novak, Viveca; Shannon, Elaine; Gibson, Helen // Time;3/22/2004, Vol. 163 Issue 12, p36
Claims that trains and railways in the United States are vulnerable to terrorist attack. Observation by a security expert on how simple it was for terrorists to plant bombs in the Madrid subway; Reasons why trains are especially attractive targets for bombers; Report that the U.S. government is...
- The Government's Been Working on the Rail Systems. Rothman, Paul // Government Security;Jun2004, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p6
Reports that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration is testing multiple passenger and baggage screening technologies for use with rail security systems. Agency's completion of the first phase of the passenger and baggage screening system testing at a rail station in Maryland;...
- Confronting the inevitable. Bowen, Douglas John // Railway Age;Mar2009, Vol. 210 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses the highlights of the Railway Age's 2009 Railway Security Forum & Expo, held on January 27 to 28, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. Several of the experts attending the event are concerned that North American railroad interests still are not mentally prepared for consequences...
- RAISING MONEY. Snyder, Jim // Hill;3/18/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 31, p16
The article reports on the two fundraising events in the U.S. such as the reception honoring the U.S. Senator Charles Schumer to be hosted by Jack Quinn on March 25, 2009 and the breakfast reception to be hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi on March 3, 2009.
- 'Drunk spotting' cameras to be mounted on trains. // Asian Pacific Post;8/27/2015, p18
The article reports on the 2015 move of West Japan Railways to install closed-circuit television cameras at its Kyobashi train station in Osaka, Japan as a way to keep late-boozing patrons from tumbling onto the tracks.
- Rail security: What more can be done? // Railway Age;Apr2004, Vol. 205 Issue 4, p12
Discusses the actions taken by the U.S. government to implement railroad security, following the commuter train bombings in Madrid, Spain on March 11, 2004. Congressional legislation for railroad security funding; Installation of devices to monitor radiation levels; Purchase of security...
- Security: Weighing wireless monitoring. Felty, John // Railway Age;Jan2005, Vol. 206 Issue 1, p14
Presents the views of the proponents and detractors of the use of real-time wireless monitoring and tracking systems for rail security in the U.S. Information on the security systems; Areas in which technology can improve security; Concerns of detractors concerning terrorist acts.
- BTP to remain. // Rail Business Intelligence;7/27/2006, Issue 274, p3
The article reports on the retention of the British Transport Police (BTP) as the national specialist police force for the railways, according to Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander. Alexander believes that BTP plays an important role in combating crime and helping to deter potential terrorist...
- WHERE'S METRO GOING? Van Dyne, Larry // Washingtonian Magazine;Nov2004, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p76
Provides information on Metrorail Transit Systems in Washington. Background on the rail transit; Factors that led to Metro's increased ridership; Relevance of Metrorail to various business establishments; Security measures employed by Metrorail to prevent terrorism.