Management & Operations

U.S. transportation network under more scrutiny

Posted on March 25, 2003

The government says it is keeping better track of the U.S. transportation network since the Sept. 11 attacks, with the goal to quickly pinpoint an attack and determine how best to handle it, reported the Associated Press. Federal officials implemented new communications and mapping systems, incorporated intelligence in their planning and practiced working together in event of a crisis, said the AP. A new high-tech communications center was built last year for the U.S. Department of Transportation which includes a first-alert system allowing workers to send voice messages to hundreds of state and local officials within an hour. The new center also gives officials access to mapping information about highways, airfields and pipelines to easily coordinate evacuations or emergency supply dispersal. Another important change since Sept. 11 is that transportation agencies have access to intelligence information from a CIA-approved facility located adjacent to the new communications center. The facility allows transportation officials to exchange classified information as an event unfolds, said the AP.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close