Oversight on Transportation Security, Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, September 9, 2003   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the September 9, 2003 hearing, "Oversight on Transportation Security," before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the statement of Jeffrey N. Shane, "While much of the focus since September 11 has been on aviation security, the Department has also been doing a great deal of work with our DHS counterparts in assessing the vulnerabilities and improving the security of our other modes of transportation. For example, the Maritime Administration has worked closely with the United States Coast Guard and TSA to evaluate security at our Nation's ports and to disseminate two rounds of port security grants facilitating $262 million in security upgrades. The Federal Transit Administration has also shared its expertise by funding $30 million in vulnerability assessments and the security training of transit operators across the country. Additionally, our Research and Special Programs Administration has worked closely with TSA to ensure that the transportation of hazardous materials fulfills both safety and security requirements. Finally, I've served, personally, as a Co-Chairman, together with Doug Browning, the Deputy Commissioner of Customs, a Co-Chairman of the Executive Steering Committee that oversees the Operation Safe Commerce Program. $58 million in Operation Safe Commerce grants was recently awarded to the three participating load-center ports. That's Los Angeles/Long Beach, Seattle/Tacoma, and New York/New Jersey. Through those grants, we are creating an essential test bed for new technologies designed to provide greater security for freight containers as they move on inter-modal journals through global commerce." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert C. Bonner, Thomas H. Collins, Peter Guerrero, Margaret Wrightson, Gerald L. Dillingham, James M. Loy, and Jeffrey N. Shane.

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S. Hrg. 108-990; Senate Hearing 108-990
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