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Transportation security agency established

Posted on December 3, 2001

The recently enacted Transportation Security Act established a new DOT agency, the Transportation Security Administration. The new administration will have the authority to issue final rules or directives for any mode at risk of a terrorist attack. It will be able to issue rules unilaterally, without seeking comment from the public or the affected industries. The Transportation Security Act also authorizes the creation of an oversight board with the authority to cancel any rule established by the new administration.

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