Wednesday, October 26, 2005

United States Senate Considers Bill to Increase Rail Security

The U.S. Senate is currently considering a bill that seeks to improve the security of America's freight and passenger rail transportation system. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on October 20, regarding S. 1052, the Transportation Security Improvement Act. The hearing also examined public and private sector actions taken to enhance the security of passenger and freight rail transportation in light of September 11, 2001, and various attacks on rail systems overseas. (more)