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Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program
GAO-06-997T: Published: Jul 19, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2006.
The U.S. rail transit system is a vital component of the nation's transportation infrastructure, carrying millions of people daily. Unlike most transportation modes, safety and security oversight of rail transit is the responsibility of state-designated oversight agencies following Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements. In addition, in 2001, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportat...
Passenger Rail Security: Enhanced Federal Leadership Needed to Prioritize and Guide Security Efforts
GAO-06-181T: Published: Oct 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2005.
The July 2005 bombing attacks on London's subway system dramatically highlighted the vulnerability of passenger rail systems worldwide to terrorist attacks, and the need for an increased focus on security for these systems. This testimony provides information on how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Office for Domestic Pre...
Rail Security: Some Actions Taken to Enhance Passenger and Freight Rail Security, but Significant Challenges Remain
GAO-04-598T: Published: Mar 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2004.
Passenger and freight rail services are important links in the nation's transportation system. Terrorist attacks on passenger and/or freight rail services have the potential to cause widespread injury, loss of life, and economic disruption. The recent terrorist attack in Spain illustrates that rail systems, like all modes of transportation, are targets for attacks. GAO was asked to summarize the r...
Transportation Security: Federal Action Needed to Enhance Security Efforts
GAO-03-1154T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
The economic well being of the United States is dependent on the expeditious flow of people and goods through the transportation system. The attacks on September 11, 2001, illustrate the threats to and vulnerabilities of the transportation system. Prior to September 11, the Department of Transportation (DOT) had primary responsibility for the security of the transportation system. In the wake of S...
Transportation Security: Federal Action Needed to Help Address Security Challenges
GAO-03-843: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2003.
The economic well being of the U.S. is dependent on the expeditious flow of people and goods through the transportation system. The attacks on September 11, 2001, illustrate the threats and vulnerabilities of the transportation system. Prior to September 11, the Department of Transportation (DOT) had primary responsibility for the security of the transportation system. In the wake of September 11,...
Mass Transit: Federal Action Could Help Transit Agencies Address Security Challenges
GAO-03-263: Published: Dec 13, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2002.
About one-third of terrorist attacks worldwide target transportation systems, and transit systems are the mode most commonly attacked. In light of the history of terrorism against mass transit and the terrorist attacks on September 11, GAO was asked to examine challenges in securing transit systems, steps transit agencies have taken to improve safety and security, and the federal role in transit s...
Mass Transit: Challenges in Securing Transit Systems
GAO-02-1075T: Published: Sep 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2002.
Over a year has passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, realigned national priorities. Although most of the early attention following the attacks focused on airport security, emphasis on the other modes of transportation has since grown. Addressing transit safety and security concerns is complicated by the nature and scope of transit in the United States. About 6,000 agencies pro...