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TSA gives approval for new luggage scanner designed to be faster, more effective

The nation’s airports took another step toward speeding up security screening lines through the use of new advanced scanners. The Transportation Security Administration gave airports the green light this week to begin testing a new model of scanner that uses the same type of imaging technology used...

Deals this week: Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM), Vislink, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) subsidiary MTR has secured a seven-year franchise from the Government of Victoria to operate and maintain the Melbourne train system in Australia.

New fears arise that trains could be targets for terrorists

last weekNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration has yet to strengthen security procedures at railroads a decade after legislation required such actions in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to two reports. Both the House Homeland Security Committee’s Democratic...

Here Is the U.S. Navy's Plan to Assess Its Most Recent Ship Collision

Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Details may soon emerge on the causes of recent accidents. The U.S. Navy expects to use a large salvage vessel to transport USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) to Japan for a detailed damage assessment. The Arleigh...Show More Summary

Lilium flying taxi company secures $90M in funding

German flying taxi company Lilium is determined to reinvent the way humans are transported. To help it take flight, the company announced it has secured $90 million in new funding. The $90 million figure is much higher than its first round of funding, which raised $10 million, according to Tech Crunch. However, since its first investment period...

Streamlined security: Optimizing sensor placement with mathematics

An increasing global reliance on—and demand for—heightened security in public and private settings calls for optimal sensor technology. Public places, such as shopping malls, banks, transportation hubs, museums, and parking lots, frequently benefit from cameras and motion detectors, which identify suspicious and unwelcome activity. Show More Summary

Thales wins third LRT project contract in Taiwan

Thales has secured a new contract from the China Steel Corporation (CSC) for the planned Ankeng Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Taiwan, which forms a part of the wider transportation expansion plan in the Greater Taipei region.

Department of Transportation Update on Hurricane Harvey

The Department of Transportation and all operating agencies continue to work closely with officials in Texas as well as FEMA and Department of Homeland Security to assess the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.

What are the health implications for Texans hit by flooding?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Tropical storm Harvey continues to threaten lives in Houston, where officials are focused on evacuating hospitals and securing life-saving emergency transportation, knowing they face long-term health threats. Floodwater – a nasty cocktail of chemicals, heavy metals, sewage, debris and wildlife – was still pouring into people’s homes on Tuesday.

The U.S. Navy Is Getting a New Amphibious Assault Ship

Dave Majumdar Security, The future USS Portland (LPD 27)—a brand new San Antonio-class Amphibious Transport Dock ship—successfully completed Acceptance Trials. The U.S. Navy will soon have another amphibious assault ship to add to its...Show More Summary

That lost or damaged item from your last flight? The TSA probably won't pay what you ask

If something valuable disappears from your checked baggage or is damaged during your next flight, your chances of getting the Transportation Security Administration to approve a claim for your property aren’t so good. A study of the nearly 8,000 claims filed against the TSA in 2016 and early 2017...

Cape Cod RTA announces Homeland Security Top Rating

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has announced it has received a Top Rating from the U.S Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration.

OHL wins €215m contract to modernise Lund-Arlöv line in Sweden

Spanish engineering company OHL and its joint venture (JV) partner NCC have secured a contract worth almost €215m from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) to upgrade the line between Lund and Arlöv (Malmö).

Cisco Report: Top Transportation Threats: Security Professional Shortage, APTs and Mobile

Cybersecurity threats are escalating and becoming increasingly complex for transportation organizations as they transition to modern and more connected technology infrastructures.

Man threatens TSA agent with 10-inch knife on Manhattan subway

last monthNews : NY Daily News

A criminal used a large knife on a subway car to threaten an employee with the Transportation Security Administration, police said.

Incident-Reporting Features Allow SEPTA Riders to Discreetly Share Safety & Security Tips with Police

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and ELERTS Corp. has announced the public release of 'SEPTA Transit Watch,' a mobile app that empowers riders to discreetly report security or safety issues to SEPTA Transit Pol...

Bombardier to deliver driverless monorail system to Thailand

Bombardier Transportation has secured two contracts to deliver its driverless Innovia Monorail 300 system for two elevated, mass rapid transit lines in Bangkok, Thailand.

Russia says foiled IS-led suicide bomb attacks in Moscow

Russia's FSB security service said Monday that it had captured a gang planning major attacks on Moscow transport networks and shopping centres, directed by members of the Islamic State jihadist group from Syria. Security officers detained...Show More Summary

Fines for being hacked: If a breach is down to bad security it could cost you millions

Electricity, transport, water, energy, transport and healthcare providers could be fined millions under proposals for boosting cyber security and network resilience.

UK publishes security guidelines to protect self-driving cars from hackers

On Sunday, the United Kingdom published a new set of cyber security requirements for self-driving cars that encourage automakers to protect connected vehicles from hackers. According to the U.K.’s Department of Transport and the Centre...Show More Summary

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