Bus Passengers Demand Better Security After Attack 

Greyhound spokespeople say that thereís no system in Canada similar to that in the United States, in which Greyhound bus passengers are subject to random security checks....

Ensuring Continuity 

By Ashley Roe

Toronto Pearson International Airport - Canada's busiest airport, handling more than 31 million passengers a year - has deployed Planet Associates' Infrastructure...

Verifying Drivers 

By James Shondel

Since 9/11, the threat of terrorist activities has made ports and transportation hubs top priorities for every type of security countermeasure. The need...

Schneider National Security Summit Covers Supply Chain Solutions 

According to the International Cargo Security Council, $12 billion worth of cargo is stolen in the United States every year....

RFID Technology Keeps Track of School Bus Riders 

Seattle-based Zonar Systems has said it is providing RFID technology to the school bus industry to answer the iconic 1969-television question...

Travel Company Says Security Is a Business Travelerís Chief Concern 

Expedia Corporate Travel surveyed more than 1,000 U.S.-based business travelers to better understand their security concerns while on the road....

Airport Study Reveals Wireless Security Risks 

At Gartner Mobile and Wireless, AirTight Networks issued the findings from its study to assess information security risk exposure of laptop users at 14 airports in the United States, Canada and Asia....

Port Security A Key Topic At Homeland Security Conference 

At the fourth annual ThinkTec Homeland Security Innovation Conference last week at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in Charleston...

Amtrak Beefs Up Security With New Procedures 

Amtrak will deploy a new specialized Amtrak Mobile Security Team to patrol stations and trains and randomly inspect passenger baggage.
The Mobile Security Team supplements ongoing patrols already in place by Amtrak to enhance the safety and security of passenger rail travel. The deployment of the Mobile Security Team and the launch of random baggage inspection are further steps in Amtrak's ongoing efforts to strengthen rail security as a means to minimize the risk of terrorist threats.
The Mobile Security Teams will ultimately be deployed nationwide....

Behavior Detection Program Hitting Stride With TSA 

Travelers at major airports across the country are being scrutinized by teams of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) behavior-detection officers specially trained to discern the subtlest suspicious behaviors.
TSA officials will not reveal specific behaviors identified by the program -- called SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Technique) -- that are considered indicators of possible terrorist intent.
But a central task is to recognize microfacial expressions -- a flash of feelings that in a fraction of a second reflects emotions such as fear, anger, surprise or contempt, says Carl Maccario, who helped start the program for TSA....

Atlanta Airport Streamlining Security With Fast Lanes 

More security lanes -- including some that fliers would pay to use -- could be in store for the sometimes clogged security checkpoints at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport over the next few months, reports The Atlanta Journal Consistitution.
Airport officials are reviewing two proposals to provide so-called Lexus fast lanes, which customers -- primarily business fliers -- could use for a fee. Hartsfield-Jackson General Manager Ben DeCosta, meanwhile, in a separate move has ordered his staff to study the feasibility of adding three more security lanes to the 28 that now exist, possibly by summer.
The world's busiest airport sought proposals for the paid security lanes earlier this year, and two companies submitted plans by the deadline this month....

Security Guards To Be New Safeguard For California City Transit 

Undercover security guards will now ride San Francisco's famed cable cars in a plan to revive a program from the San Francisco Municipal Railway to make sure the crews aren't pocketing cash fares, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
The transit agency ended a similar covert operation more than a year ago, but officials want to give it another try.
The Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees Muni, has included the "cable car observers" program in a proposed contract for agency-wide private security guard services. It calls for six to eight unarmed security guards in plainclothes to work part time on the cable car detail....

Virginia Port Authority Deploys Situation Management Suite 

Orsus, a developer of situation management solutions that optimize situation planning, response and analysis, has been awarded a contract for its Situator product suite with the Virginia Port Authority. The project spans three locations and provides the Virginia Port Authority with a system that integrates video and access control with command and control response capabilities.
The deployment began in early November. Part of the financing for this project came from a $3 million Federal security grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance security at three state-owned marine terminals. ...

Pictures Through The Air 

By Michael Fickes

Terrorist attacks on mass transit vehicles in Madrid and London have led transportation authorities across the United States to seek out ways to prevent...

Harboring Safety 

By Stephanie Silk

The Port of Halifax Canada's Atlantic Gateway to the World is home to terminals, oil refineries, ship stations, cargo and supply chain activities, Navy...

Protecting Ports 

By Mariann McDonagh

The United States is home to 361 ports that process about 6 million cargo containers every year across some 95,000 miles of shoreline. Protecting those...

A View of the Future 

By Stephanie Silk

The Surveillance Studies Network, a group of British academics, have come out with a study entitled A Report on the Surveillance Society a look ahead...

Study Says Active RFID Leading Cargo Security Technology 

According to a new study from ABI Research, although the ISO committee concerned with cargo container security has released a standard based on active RFID, many end-users would prefer to employ passive RFID solutions, or none at all, Canadian Transportation & Logistics reports.
In the absence of a mandate from government, amid continuing questions about the costs and benefits of installing container security and tracking devices, the market for these systems remains largely undeveloped as forces driving and inhibiting its growth seek a balance, says the report.
The cargo tracking and security market is not immune from the active vs. passive cost-benefit-performance debate, says ABI Research director Michael Liard....

BNSF Enhances Citizens For Rail Security Program 

Railroads transport much of the food, building materials, coal for electricity and consumer products that are utilized each day, and breaches in railroad security can threaten the national, state and local economies. As part of heightened security awareness, Americans are being asked to be the eyes and ears for law enforcement officers.
To help improve security, BNSF Railway Company has expanded its Citizens for Rail Security program by launching two videos aimed at community groups and law enforcement agencies. ...

A Printer For All Tasks 

Unalaska, the 11th largest city in Alaska, is a bustling community of just more than 4,000 residents located along the Aleutian Chain approximately 800...

JPS Communications In-Car Digital Video System 

The DVU-1000 Streaming In-Car Video System from JPS Communications records and transmits video of incidents to be used for evidentiary purposes. Information such as the date and time, vehicle and personal identification, GPS coordinates, vehicle speed and radar target data can be recorded along with the images on a frame-by-frame basis. ...

Airport Security Prevalent This Summer Travel Season 

As the busy summer travel season begins, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminds travelers to be prepared and plan ahead for security. Passenger preparedness for the security process can have a significant impact on wait times at the checkpoint.
Officials from TSA, airports and major airlines anticipate high numbers of passengers between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. TSA is prepared for summer travel and is working with aviation industry partners to ensure a high level of security and customer service for travelers. ...

From Outdated To Updated 

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Colorado's fourth busiest uses Brivo's ACS WebService to control access to the aircraft operating area. Protection...

Companies Work Together To Improve Rail Safety and Security 

Union Pacific Railroad and The Dow Chemical Company have announced a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) reinforcing the companies' long history of working together to improve safety and security in chemical transportation.
The goals outlined in the MOC are consistent with the principles and practices of Responsible Care, which drives continuous improvement in the safe and secure manufacture, distribution and use of chemical products.
...

Backscatter X-ray technology deployed at Phoenix airport 

Backscatter X-ray technology -- which photographs passengers under their clothing -- has been deployed at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. The technology can find plastic bombs strapped to a terrorist's chest or other hidden non-metal weapons.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began testing the advanced technology last week...

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