As mentioned, there are many challenges to address in mass transit security. As security in DC has been enhanced over the last week, is the answer more K-9 resources? It seems that even the tightest of security won't be able to detect explosives in a backpack or chemical agents without the use of K-9 resources. But what are the drawbacks to this approach? Practical? Financial?
I believe it would be a relatively inexpensive countermeasure to install and has the potential to save so many lives.
There are two methods that I can think of:
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1A. Leveraging the private sector at all layers of security will provide competition. In a competitive market place, the best performers come up with the most efficient and creative methods to achieve the mission goals- all at a fraction of the cost of our local, state, and government bodies.... more »
They've divided the project into eight issues areas:
1. Threat analysis and risk assessment
2. Static protection
3. Monitoring... more »
How about funding the infrastructure maintenance backlog that we have in our railing system? The American Society of Civil Engineers, which graded U.S. rail infrastructure with a C-, notes that the rail industry requires $200 billion in investment by 2035 to meet projected future demand. Stop worrying about what could happen and start worrying about what is happening.
The OK Big Brother?
The phrase "Big Brother" brings back memories of the brutally oppressive world depicted in the movie “1984” where the totalitarian regime used video cameras to watch every citizen and dominate their lives. I do not think there is any way I could make that kind... more »