Tag: security


House Lawmakers’ Bill Targets Shipping Operations

April 12, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Enhancements to the connectivity and security of the nation’s supply chain are proposed in legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act would focus primarily on freight activity along domestic ports to promote […]

Travel & Public Transit

AC Transit Launches New Health and Safety Plan

September 15, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) recently unveiled its reNEW Plan, a multi-prong action plan outlining the agency’s commitments to onboard health and safety. The reNEW Plan goes beyond the standards of the 30-member Bay Area Blue Ribbon Transit […]


FRA report looks at PTC progress

May 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31, 2020, as required by Congress. Based on railroads’ First Quarter 2020 […]

Travel & Public Transit

More than 5K MTA employees return to work after quarantines

April 22, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The number of employees who have returned to work following mandatory quarantines is now higher than those still out on quarantine at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Systemwide, 5,033 employees have returned to work, compared with 4,112 employees are […]

Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

FTA issues advisory to reduce spread of COVID-19 among transit employees, passengers

April 14, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Safety Advisory with recommended actions to reduce the risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among transit employees and passengers. Transit agencies should follow the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and […]

Travel & Public Transit

Making public transit safer during COVID-19 outbreak

March 19, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Transportation systems are always important for communities and our country, and never more so than during a crisis. That’s why so many at the U.S. Department of Transportation are working overtime to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation affecting […]

Impact & Regulations

Tesla hacking heightens auto industry’s cybersecurity worries

February 19, 2020

Via: Politico

It’s a well-known phenomenon in the cybersecurity world that the more technology you pack into a product, the more vulnerable it is to hacking. Cars are no exception, and new research released today by the security company McAfee could raise […]


MBTA unveils plan to accelerate rail infrastructure projects

February 10, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Boston’s MBTA unveiled plans to accelerate infrastructure projects for several subway and commuter rail lines during calendar year 2020 to improve service, safety, and reliability on a faster timeline. The projects will include additional diversions of weekend service on all […]

Travel & Public Transit

Innovative new bus sound to be tested in London to improve road safety

December 23, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

An innovative new bus sound is set to be trialed on London’s latest electric bus route beginning in January. Transport for London (TfL) developed the sound, which is played through special speakers inside the front of the bus, to ensure […]

Travel & Public Transit

Chicago Transit adds 500 cameras to upgrade security efforts

October 30, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter Jr. announced major milestones on two ways CTA is working to improve the transit experience — the installation of nearly 500 new security cameras and a new coffee […]


Framework to stop cyber attacks on internet-connected cars

May 29, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily

“Driverless and connected cars are increasingly becoming a part of our world, where cybersecurity threats are already a reality,” Sandhu said. “It’s imperative that we support research that addresses these concerns and presents a strong, innovative solution.” Cars with internet […]

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

U.S. DOT releases automated vehicle requests for public comment

January 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao discussed the U.S. DOT’s progress in advancing the release of Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) 3.0, also known as A Vision for Safety 3.0, during her remarks at CES in Las Vegas. “Autonomous […]

Impact & Regulations

Vulnerabilities found in cars connected to smartphones

September 2, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily

Many of today’s automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers. In what is believed to be the first comprehensive security analysis of its kind, Damon McCoy, […]