Management & Operations

TSA begins work on transportation ID credential

Posted on April 29, 2003

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded a contract to Maximus to begin testing a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) for all transportation employees requiring unescorted access to secure areas of transportation facilities. The TWIC program will establish common credentials to more than 12 million transportation workers. It is being designed to facilitate background checks for transportation workers who will be required to have them. "TWIC is the next step to enhance security for all the modes of the transportation system, keeping us one step ahead of the terrorist," said Adm. James M. Loy, TSA administrator. Maximus, in Reston, Va., will field-test various technologies at multiple facilities across different modes of transportation. Pilot sites include the mid-Atlantic region of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the Los Angeles/Long Beach area. TWIC will provide biometric standards designed to clearly identify employees who require unescorted access to secure locations or non-public areas within a transportation facility. It will also protect the privacy of transportation workers by keeping only limited information on the card and central databases. "The success of the TWIC program will be determined by the ability to satisfy three overarching goals: improve security, enhance commerce and protect personal privacy," Loy said. The contract was awarded for $3.8 million and is for 150 days.

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

More News

Technology, shifts in behavior can improve urban transportation: report

Respondents around the globe chose "driving their own car" over other modes of transport for reasons including comfort (54%), ease of access (47%), and reliability (39%).

Phoenix names new bus rapid transit administrator

Mike James spent the last four-and-a-half years planning and managing rail and transit corridors in Seattle, which included street car operations and seven new BRT corridors.

Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

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