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MTI S-08-01

The Fourth National Security Summit: Approaches to Passenger Screening
March 2007
 

ABSTRACT

The Fourth National Security Summit: Approaches to Passenger Screening is the transcript of a symposium held on March 14, 2007. It was sponsored by the Mineta Transportation Institute and the American Public Transportation Association. For this symposium, numerous experts on security and terrorism, public policy makers, transit executives, and members of law enforcement were invited to participate in an open forum.

Topics of discussion included: how public transportation is vulnerable to terrorist attack, and how public transportation has become a target for terrorist both in the United States and abroad; what techniques in screening can be considered the most realistic, reliable and effective; what new technologies may provide public transportation with increased security; how federal training programs and federal funds can most effectively be implemented and distributed nationwide; and finally, the best techniques in preventing terrorist attacks and mitigating risk.

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MTI S-08-01
The Fourth National Security Summit: Approaches to Passenger Screening
March 2007

Keywords: Screening, Terrorist, Technology, Training, Random Screening, Selective Screening, Canine, Public Transit

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