Securing U.S. Transit Systems

A hearing was held titled “After the London Attacks: What Lessons Have Been Learned to Secure U.S. Transit Systems?” Assistant… read more

A hearing was held titled “After the London Attacks: What Lessons Have Been Learned to Secure U.S. Transit Systems?” Assistant Secretary Kip Hawley testified about the programs and initiatives of the Transportation Security Administration in mass transit and rail security. The areas of focus he discussed were stakeholder partnership and cooperation; risk assessment; and technology evaluation. Then, transit and security officials provided background of the London and Washington, D.C. rail systems. Mr. Brown discussed the London Underground security before the July 7 London bombings, as well as recent and future improvements to the system. Polly Hanson, Chief of the Metro Transit Police Department for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, spoke about railway transportation in the nation’s capital, including a discussion on emergency preparedness before September 11, 2001.

Senators Collins and Lieberman are requesting that the Homeland Security Department issue an unclassified version of the recently submitted National Strategy for Transportation Security. Mr. Ron is the president of New Age Security Solutions, a transportation security consultancy firm based in McLean, Virginia, established in October of 2001 following a request by the Massachusetts Port Authority to provide professional support in developing and implementing a new security policy for Logan Airport. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Michael Brown Chief Operating Officer London, United Kingdom->London Underground
  • Edmund "Kip" S. Hawley Assistant Secretary Department of Homeland Security->Transportation Security Administration
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Securing U.S. Transit Systems

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Program ID:
188976-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 21, 2005
Last Aired:
Jul 25, 2006

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  • Sep 21, 2005 | 11:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 22, 2005 | 4:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 24, 2006 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2006 | 2:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 25, 2006 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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