7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

APTA: House 'sends message' to DHS, TSA about bolstering transportation security

(The following appeared on the Progressive Railroading website on December 7, 2009.)

The House recently passed a resolution stressing the importance of enhancing rail and mass transit security, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) and advanced by the House Committee on Homeland Security, the resolution calls for implementing recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act by directing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration to focus on the security assistance needs of railroads and public transportation providers.

The resolution serves as a “reminder” about the important role policymakers play in bolstering transportation security, according to APTA.

"We are greatly heartened by the message sent by the House … to enhance the security of our nation's rail and mass transit lines,” said APTA President William Millar in a prepared statement.

The resolution is “particularly timely” because of the recent bombing of a passenger-rail line in Russia, APTA officials said.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Amtrak’s plan to boost ridership could hurt long-distance routes, report says
Crude by rail shipments set record high in December despite lower price discounts
Editorial: California bullet train setback shouldn’t be the end of the line
Mexico teachers’ protests to take toll on KCS earnings
Trump Administration says NY, NJ can’t use federal funds to pay for Gateway infrastructure project
Growing Fort Worth logistics hub among BNSF’s capital spending plans for 2019
Trains under the bay may connect Sacramento and San Francisco
W.Va. officials explore options to save New River Train
In Midtown Atlanta, work launches on $575 million Norfolk Southern headquarters
Q&A: RRB reports performance under customer service plan
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines