TEAMSTERS SAY SECURITY ON RAIL TRACKS SERIOUSLY LAGGING 

A recent report by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters warns of a disturbing lack of security along railroad tracks and in rail yards. We are only...

NETWORKED CAMERAS PROTECT JFK RAILWAY 

Built, managed and maintained by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, AirTrain JFK is the 8.1-mile light rail system that connects JFK International...

FLORIDA CRUISE LINES OPPOSE PORT SECURITY FEE INCREASES 

Whether major cruise companies should shoulder the burden of rising security costs at Florida's ports has become a heated issue. The Port of Miami wants...

A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF ILLINOIS PORTS 

The Illinois International Port District has selected Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill., to provide perimeter surveillance security...

HEAVY SURVEILLANCE ON THE LIGHT RAILS 

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in California has decided to install video surveillance systems on 80 light rail vehicles after...

LOCKING DOWN JETWAY ACCESS 

BY KATE HENRY

Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, N.C., is a bustling air facility serving the prosperous greater Charlotte region and some 23 million...

NETWORKED SECURITY AT PORT EVERGLADES 

NEARLY 6,000 SHIPS call at Port Everglades annually, and its growing containerized cargo business places it 12th among the nation's seaports. The port's...

Port of Palm Beach Plans Surveillance 

Handling more than 200,000 passengers annually and more than 4 million tons of cargo per year, the Port of Palm Beach (Fla.) is among the 25 busiest container...

Airports May Switch Screeners 

With a deadline looming, the government has yet to come up with guidelines for commercial airports that want to replace federal baggage and passenger...

A Beacon of Security in New York Harbor 

Hailed once again as a beacon of hope, the Statue of Liberty welcomed back huddled masses of tourists in early August for the first time since it was...

FIRST-CLASS SECURITY 

BY RANDY SOUTHERLAND

Richard Duncan noses the black Ford security car out onto the runway of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Looking carefully both ways,...

Galveston Port Turns to Networked Video 

The Port of Galveston in Texas plans to enhance the security of its container facilities, passenger terminals and perimeter with a networked video system...

SECURITY HOT SPOT: LOADING DOCKS 

By JAMES GOMPERS

The loading dock that place for unglamorous shipping and receiving is often overlooked or downplayed in the larger security picture. Nearly every loading...

Federal rail security directive does not include screening 

Although baggage screening equipment is being tested in connection with railway security, the technology was not mentioned in the Department of Homeland...

Center Will Keep Airports In The Loop 

The United States has hundreds of airports, thousands of trucks, and thousands of miles of rail and pipeline to safeguard, not to mention the nation's...

Rail security system to be tested in Maryland 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to use a suburban Maryland train stop to test the feasibility of security checks for rail passengers....

Using Technology To Gain Control 

By Kim Rahfaldt

It takes a lot of people to keep business running smoothly at the Port of Seattle. From fishing guides to florists, food service workers to pilots, and...

U.S. Rails Respond To Madrid Tragedy With High Security 

Amtrak and regional and municipal rail systems around the country increased security significantly after railway terrorist bombings in Madrid killed nearly...

Small Montana Airport Takes Big Security Role 

By Jacqueline Emigh

Big airports such as London's Heathrow and Boston's Logan are not the only ones testing new physical security systems these days. Nearly a year ago, a...

Airports getting more federal funding 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week signed "Letters of Intent (LOIs)" with airport authorities in Atlanta and Phoenix to help defray the...

Blast-Resistant Facilities 

Sept. 11 changed everything, even the architecture that surrounds American's daily lives. While the concept of creating blast-resistant structures is...

Maritime Security Deadline Passes With little Action 

Nearly 80 percent of the nation's ports, ferry terminals and fuel-chemical tank farms failed to meet an end-of-the-year deadline for submitting maritime...

New Standards for General Aviation Security 

A coalition of general aviation associations established as a working group of the Transportation Security Administration's Aviation Security Advisory...

Explosive Technology for Airports 

The Australian Department for Transport and Regional Services is deploying explosives trace detectors from GE Ion Track, Plainville, Conn., at Australian...

New York Harbors Surveillance 

The Barnegat Light Station on Long Beach Island, N.J., marks one of the primary approaches to New York harbor. Manned by the U.S. Coast Guard, the station...

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