Rail

U. S. State Department Holding Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

U. S. State Department Holding Special Passport Acceptance Fairs

Joy Finnegan

The U. S. State Department will be hosting special passport fairs across the United States to help U. S. citizens apply for passports. Most events are for first-time customers and children using Form DS-11 to apply. The State Department recommends those that are eligible to renew their passport should do so by mail.  Upcoming events Broward…

Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office Releases Video of Rail Station Shooter

Joy Finnegan

On 05/26/2021 at approximately 06:34am local time, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to an Active Shooter call, located at 101 West Younger Ave, San Jose – a rail yard. The video depicts deputies and officers responding to the incident. The suspect was later pronounced deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There were…

Shooting at San Jose, California Rail Yard Leaves Eight Dead

Joy Finnegan

An employee who worked for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority opened fire killing eight people and injuring others, most employees of the V.T.A. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. That worker, Samuel Cassidy, had been employed there for at least 10 years. The shooting caused chaos as buildings were evacuated and the light rail service…

VERIFLY’S Digital Wallet to Accept Vaccine Health Credential Globally

Joy Finnegan

VeriFLY, a digital wallet created to help travelers and event attendees quickly meet their destination’s COVID-19 requirements, is now offering the ability to upload vaccination cards as part of their secure digital health credentials. “VeriFLY is committed to establishing digital interfaces to global sources of verifiable clinical information, including proof of vaccines, as they become…

Allied Universal Seeks to Hire 35,000 Security Professionals in US Over the Next Two Months

Joy Finnegan

Global security and facility services company, Allied Universal, is seeking to hire more than 35,000 security professionals, administrative and managerial staff to fill positions over the next two months. Recently, Allied Universal joined forces with London-based global security provider G4S and is now the 3rd largest employer in North America. The company’s goal is to…

Veridos Reaches Mid-Point and First Results in D4FLY Project

Joy Finnegan

Two years ago, the EU-funded “D4FLY” project started, with the aim of improving document and identity verification techniques at border-crossing points. One of the objectives is to speed up the border control process for travelers while ensuring high verification accuracy and security. In addition to contributing to several work packages, Veridos is the overall coordinator…

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…