Rail

27 Dead after Metro Infrastructure Fails in Mexico City

27 Dead after Metro Infrastructure Fails in Mexico City

Joy Finnegan

At least 27 people were killed and more than 65 others injured when part of the infrastructure of an overpass failed and train cars fell from it. The incident occurred Monday, May 3, near the Los Olivos metro station in Mexico City. First responders worked all night to free passengers trapped by the incident. Train…

Former TSA Administrator Joins WhiteFox Advisory Board

Joy Finnegan

WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc., the global leader in drone airspace security, adds Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, former head of TSA, to its Advisory Board. Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger (USCG retired) enjoyed a distinguished career in the U.S. Coast Guard. He served as the 29th Vice Commandant until June 2015 when the U.S. Senate confirmed him…

Governor of Florida Bans Use of Vaccine Passports

Joy Finnegan

Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, banned the use of vaccine passports in the state in early April. The proclamation states that, “No Florida government or entity, or its subdivision, agents, or assigns, shall be permitted to issue vaccine passports, vaccine passes, or other standardized documentation for the purpose of certifying an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status…

Biden Infrastructure Plan Has for $80 Billion for US Rail System

Joy Finnegan

The American Jobs Plan announced in early April by President Joe Biden has a huge allotment for rail improvements in the US. Under the White House plan, intercity rail would see a boost in funding, an investment that might encourage rail expansion and add millions more riders. An Amtrack statement said: “This afternoon, President Biden…

A.P. Moller - Maersk to Pioneer Block Train from Japan to UK via Trans-Siberian Railway

A.P. Moller – Maersk to Pioneer Block Train from Japan to UK via Trans-Siberian Railway

Joy Finnegan

The Maersk´s forty 40’-container consignment has arrived at Felixstowe, UK, on March 2nd, after its departure from Yokohama, Japan in January and having crossed Russia by both land and sea. This first-ever product — operated together with railway provider Modul- is part of Maersk´s AE19 service which has connected Asia and Europe via the Trans-Siberian…

ADDRESSING SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS BY JAMES CARELESS

ADDRESSING SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS BY JAMES CARELESS

James Careless

Attacks on mass transit workers – specifically bus drivers – is unfortunately nothing new. As the front-line faces of government, bus drivers are regularly abused for requiring passengers to pay their fares or to stop harassing other passengers. Drivers are also being attacked as targets of opportunity by thieves, intoxicated persons, or unprovoked aggressors looking…

Taiwanese Passenger Train Derails Leaving 50 Dead

Joy Finnegan

A train traveling from Taipei through a tunnel near Hualien in Taiwan reportedly hit a vehicle on the tracks and then derailed. The train was traveling on the eastern coast of the country heading south en route to Taitung when the incident occurred. Images from the accident show some of the train cars crumpled and…

Leidos and Gateway Global Team Up on Geospatial Intelligence Training

Joy Finnegan

Leidos announced recently it is partnering with Gateway Global American Youth and Business Alliance Academies (GGAYBA) to provide new training resources to under-resourced high school students in urban and rural communities. This training will be tailored to developing industry-recognized credentials for geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) as part of GGAYBA’s “Entry to…

Veridos and idpeople Win ePassport Tender in Denmark

Joy Finnegan

The Kingdom of Denmark, represented by the Danish National Police, has enlisted Veridos, a provider of integrated identity solutions, and the Danish ID specialist idpeople to design, produce and personalize new electronic passports. The integration of Veridos high-end security features will enhance the security of the new travel documents. The first passports will be issued…

North Korea Border Closure Made for Challenging Trip Home

Joy Finnegan

Employees of the Russian Embassy in North Korea were left with a difficult choice when North Korea closed their borders at the start of the coronavirus outbreak a year ago: stay out the pandemic in North Korea or find a way home on their own. The employees and their families decided to get creative and…

Camero-Tech Launches Xaver Long Range system

Joy Finnegan

Camero-Tech is launching the Xaver LR80 (XLR80) system, which enables detection of live objects behind walls, at distances of more than 100 meters. This new capability provides a breakthrough operational advantage in a hostile environment. Special forces and law enforcement teams conducting urban and rural operations require reliable information regarding hidden live objects to determine…