WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Members Susan Collins, R-Me., Wednesday said rail and transit security in the U.S. has improved since 9/11 but needs to reach a higher level – particularly since recent evidence recovered from Osama bin Laden’s hideout suggests that rail systems remain key terrorist targets.
At a hearing entitled “See Something, Say Something, Do Something,” discussion focused on the essential role of mass transit and rail passengers to stay alert, report suspicious behavior, and understand the risks.
The Honorable John S. Pistole
Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
The Honorable Peter J. Boynton
Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Stephen E. Flynn
President, Center for National Policy