Emerging Threats to Rail Security: Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation   [open pdf - 1MB]

This testimony compilation is from the June 14, 2011 hearing, Emerging Threats to Rail Security, hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation. From the opening statement of John D. Rockefeller: "We need to develop technologies and strategies to keep our rail system safe without impeding the free flow of commerce and people. I am concerned that the TSA [Transportation Security Administration] has spent comparatively little on surface transportation security--only 2 percent of its annual budget. On top of that, a number of key requirements from the 9/11 Act remain incomplete -- including the requirement to develop security training plans for rail employees so that they know the best steps to take in response to an attack or other breach of security. It is critical that security employees receive adequate, consistent training. The TSA must show strong leadership on this issue and play a leading role in developing and implementing cutting edge technology." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, John S. Pistole, Stephen M. Lord, John J. O'Connor.

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