Topic : 9/11

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ABA urges Congress to fund intercity bus security grant program

Motorcoach| November 16, 2017

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress recognized the need to address security risks threatening the surface transportation network, specifically identifying the intercity bus industry as a vital mode of transportation through establishment of the IBSGP in the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

Experiencing two terrorist attacks personally...what are the odds?

| December 30, 2015

On my way back from Paris on November 20, I thought what are the odds that someone was in Paris during the recent horrific terrorist attacks and in New York on 9/11 and watched in horror as the World Trade Center Towers came down? But that is just what happened to me

Security and Safety | August 25, 2015

Amtrak touts security initiatives in wake of Paris incident

Has implemented a number of security initiatives to improve safety and security for employees and passengers, including the use of explosive detection K-9 teams; passenger and baggage screenings; and strong partnerships with local, state, federal and international agencies.

Accessibility| September 8, 2011

New Jersey Transit changed security approach post 9/11

This meant implementing a new level of vigilance for the agency's transit police; a long-term effort to educate riders; partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; and an increase in special operations security training.
Bus| September 2, 2011

Calif.-based OCTA launches counter terrorism team

The team is being launched through a $122,000 federal grant and will further the Homeland Security mission in Orange County.
Rail| August 31, 2011

Amtrak bolsters security during 9/11 anniversary period

Rail service is conducting more passenger and baggage screenings, increasing the use of K-9 explosive detection teams, and expanding police patrols at stations, on trains, along the tracks and other key rail infrastructure.
Management & Operations| July 18, 2011

Subways are biggest terror threat post 9/11

NYPD's security strategy includes the use of bomb-sniffing dogs, random bag checks, regular inspections of tunnels and mining for intelligence about potential threats.
Rail| November 5, 2010

Former NJ Transit employee, ACLU to sue agency

When Fenton was fired, the agency released a statement saying it had "concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed." The ACLU contends that Fenton was exercising his free speech.
Bus| April 21, 2010

APTA urges Congress to increase security funding

During his testimony, APTA President William Millar announced the results of a recent survey of public transit systems that identifies $6.4 billion in security needs and urged Congress to provide at least $1.1 billion in funding for fiscal year 2011 — the level authorized under the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

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