TERRORISM AND THE RAILROADS: REDEFINING SECURITY IN THE WAKE OF 9/11

The U.S. railroad industry has long been considered to be the safest and most secure mode of transportation, as well as the most efficient. This paper examines the impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the issues of rail security. The paper provides a brief discussion of the contemporary railroad systems and public policy regarding railroads before 9/11. It then considers the immediate reaction of the railroads and government after 9/11 to the new threats and the unfolding of a coherent antiterrorism program through the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, and concludes by assessing what lessons can be learned from the steps taken to protect the rail system from terrorist attacks.

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    Blackwell Publishing

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    Malden, MA  United States  02148
  • Authors:
    • Plant, J F
  • Publication Date: 2004

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 293-305
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  • Accession Number: 00989611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2005 12:00AM