Railway Security Policy and Administration in the United States: Reacting to the Terrorist Threat after September 11, 2001

Authored by: Jeremy F. Plant , Gary A. Gordon , Richard R. Young

Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138035126
eBook ISBN: 9781315269351
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This chapter examines the development of public policy, law, and regulations for securing the US rail system after the September 11, 2001, attacks on airlines. In the wake of 9/11, the US government, in collaboration with the rail freight, and passenger operators, worked to develop a methodology for determining risks, threats, vulnerabilities, and associated programs to ensure the secure operations of the expansive US rail network. Major factors examined in our research include the following:

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