Screening Devices Make the Jump from Airports to Transit Stations

This article discusses the variety of passenger and baggage security screening devices available for public transit agencies. It includes descriptions of devices using Ion Trapped Mobility Spectrometer (ITMS) technology, backscatter technology, and tomography to detect explosives. The article compares the various methods in terms of ease of use, cost efficiency, and ways in which the systems affect ridership. While some technologies are designed for screening people, others are intended for use as baggage-screening devices. Additional factors distinguishing products from one another include their portability, cost, perceived threat to privacy, as well as features which may interfere substantially with passengers’ travel time.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 118-121
  • Serial:
    • Metro
    • Volume: 101
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 10098-0083

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 2005 6:36PM