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.

 

Witnesses:

The Honorable  John S. Pistole

Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

 

The Honorable  Peter J. Boynton

Commissioner

Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

 

Stephen E. Flynn

President, Center for National Policy