The Resource Freight rail security : actions have been taken to enhance security, but the federal strategy can be strengthened and security efforts better monitored : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office

Freight rail security : actions have been taken to enhance security, but the federal strategy can be strengthened and security efforts better monitored : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office

Label
Freight rail security : actions have been taken to enhance security, but the federal strategy can be strengthened and security efforts better monitored : report to Congressional requesters
Title
Freight rail security
Title remainder
actions have been taken to enhance security, but the federal strategy can be strengthened and security efforts better monitored : report to Congressional requesters
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
Actions have been taken to enhance security, but the federal strategy can be strengthened and security efforts better monitored
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An attack on the U.S. freight rail system could be catastrophic because rail cars carrying highly toxic materials often traverse densely populated urban areas. The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the federal entity primarily responsible for securing freight rail. GAO was asked to assess the status of efforts to secure this system. This report discusses (1) stakeholder efforts to assess risks to the freight rail system and TSA's development of a risk-based security strategy; (2) actions stakeholders have taken to secure the system since 2001, TSA's efforts to monitor and assess their effectiveness, and any challenges to implementing future actions; and (3) the extent to which stakeholders have coordinated efforts. GAO reviewed documents, including TSA's freight rail strategic plan; conducted site visits to seven U.S. cities with significant rail operations involving hazardous materials; and interviewed federal and industry officials. Among other things, GAO recommends that TSA reflect all security threats in strategy, strengthen its performance measures, better assess and track actions being taken, and more closely work with some federal stakeholders
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Railroads
  • Terrorism
  • Hazardous substances
Label
Freight rail security : actions have been taken to enhance security, but the federal strategy can be strengthened and security efforts better monitored : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed May 27, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-243."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 123 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Freight rail security : actions have been taken to enhance security, but the federal strategy can be strengthened and security efforts better monitored : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed May 27, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-243."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 123 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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