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Editors: Jules B. Weeks and Josephine Napolatano
Book Description:
Passenger rail systems are vital components of the nation's transportation infrastructure, encompassing rail transit and intercity rail. In the U.S., passenger rail systems provide approximately 14 million passenger trips each weekday, and commuters rely on these systems to provide efficient, reliable, and safe transportation. Terrorist attacks on passenger rail systems around the world, such as the March 2010 Moscow, Russia subway bombings and the July 2006 passenger train bombing in Mumbai, India, highlight the vulnerability of these systems. This book examines the latest technologies being implemented in passenger rail security and safety efforts including explosives detection and advanced imaging technologies. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Technology Assessment: Explosives Detection Technologies to Protect Passenger Rail;pp. 1-63
(GAO)

Emerging Threats to Rail Security Hearing-Rockefeller Statement;pp. 65-66
(Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Statement of John O'Connor, Vice President and Chief of Police, Amtrak Police Department, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Hearing on "Emerging Threats to Rail Security";pp. 67-75

Rail Security: TSA Improved Risk Assessment but Could Further Improve Training and Information Sharing;pp. 77-92
(Statement of Steve Lord, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, (GAO))

Statement of John S. Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Hearing on "Emerging Threats to Rail Security";pp. 93-100

Index

   Series:
      Safety and Risk in Society
      Defense, Security and Strategies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G) 110pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-597-2
   Status: AV
  
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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