Rail and Mass Transit Security: Industry and Labor Perspectives, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, February 13, 2007   [open pdf - 256KB]

From the opening statement of Sheila Jackson Lee: "Your presence here today will help us be good fact-finders so that we can be good legislators, and frankly, make good on the promise after 9/11 that we made to the American people that we would fix our intelligence system, that we would work to develop a Department of Homeland Security, and for those of you in local and state government, that we would actually communicate with you so that you would know the information that we have, and that you would be able to make, along with us, the best judgment. [...] We have noticed that the federal government does not seem to take rail and mass transit security seriously. That means that for now we must rely on industry and local government to make sure that adequate training is given to their frontline workers. To the witnesses, let me be very clear. We want a frank discussion today. [...] So we are here to listen to you and the system, fix the kinks or the great gaps, or the great schisms in our system. My colleagues and I will be introducing legislation…mandating that the administration take concrete steps to improve the nation's rail and public transportation system." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sheila Jackson Lee, Daniel E. Lungren, Bennie G. Thompson, Peter T. King, Yvette D. Clarke, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lewis G. Schiliro, Fred Weiderhold, Nancy Wilson, Gary Maslanka, and John Murphy.

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