Topic : Department of Homeland Security

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Senators urge WMATA to guard against spying in new subway cars

Government Issues| January 22, 2019

Lawmakers urge agency to get approval from the DOD, DOT, and Homeland Security before awarding a contract for its railcars.

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.

Security and Safety | September 29, 2017

Simple Cyber Security Steps for Your Fleet Operation

The Department of Homeland Security provides a free, well-crafted tool-kit designed to fully inform your team about myriad cyber security issues ranging from social media and using public WiFi, to scam tactics and phishing.

Management & Operations| October 4, 2016

San Diego MTS Trolley cars find new home at TSA training facility

The Siemens vehicles, which weigh about 80,000 pounds each, were cut in half, hoisted by crane and strapped down to flatbed trucks for their 1,300-mile trip.

Security and Safety | March 23, 2016

TSA enhancing security at airports, rail stations following Belgian attacks

The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees TSA, announced the enhanced measures Tuesday, despite there being "no specific, credible intelligence of any plot to conduct similar attacks in the U.S.

Security and Safety | July 31, 2015

KCATA wins $174K anti-terrorism grant

About $100,000 will go toward developing a blueprint for coordinating with local law enforcement and other public safety agencies responding to any terrorist incident on a bus or affecting bus service.

Rail| August 27, 2013

BART awarded transit security funds for Transbay Tube

The money also helps fund BART’s patrol teams made up of eight highly trained personnel who specialize in anti-terrorism prevention and detection.
Rail| June 26, 2013

Focus on Day-to-Day Transit Security Helps Mitigate Larger Threats

Transit police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2013

Human trafficking the focus of L.A. Metro program

The campaign includes brochures and posters on buses and trains, as well as training programs for employees to identify and help potential victims.

Security and Safety | May 6, 2013

MBTA security enhancements aided in Boston bombing response

Staff was prepared, primarily due to the new equipment and training acquired in recent years with federal grant money. Transit operators were able to view real-time footage from system’s several thousand security cameras and live feeds from hundreds of other city- and state-owned cameras, for the first time ever.
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