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Standouts in Transportation Fire Detection and Alarm Systems By James Careless

Standouts in Transportation Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

Worldwide Travel Advisory Issued by U.S. State Department

Joy Finnegan

Just as the summer travel season begins in earnest, the U. S. State Department issue a worldwide travel alert for travelers, especially anyone identifying as LGBTQI+. The alert advises caution and alertness in tourist areas, due to potential threats of violence against them. Here is the statement in its entirety: Due to the potential for…

Beep Autonomous Shuttle Service Launches at Honolulu’s International Airport in First-of-its-Kind Deployment with Sustainability Partners and Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation

Joy Finnegan

Beep, Inc. announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sustainability Partners and the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) for the launch of an 18-month autonomous shuttle pilot at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu. “Through our partnership with Sustainability Partners, we’re honored that HDOT and HNL have placed their trust in our experience, leadership…

Truck Driver Accused of Intentionally Running Over Utah Officer

Joy Finnegan

A truck driver allegedly killed a police officer during a traffic stop on a Utah highway on May 5 by driving his truck into the officer, police said. Michael Aaron Jayne, 42, has been accused of driving his truck rig into Police Sgt. Bill Hooser. The police officer died at the scene. Another officer at…

DHS, CISA Announce Membership Changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board

Joy Finnegan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced changes to the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB) membership. Four current members of the CSRB will depart and four new members will join the board. Departing members include: Katie Moussouris, Founder and CEO, Luta Security Chris Novak, Co-Founder and Managing Director,…

Zebras Escape Trailer, Former Rodeo Clown Helps Capture

Joy Finnegan

Four zebras broke free from a trailer they were being transported in, near Bend, Washington on Sunday April 28. Kristine Keltgen purchased the zebras from a farm in Washington State and was transporting them on Interstate 90 to a petting zoo she runs in Anaconda, Mont. She became aware that the latch on the zebras’…

2023 Figures Show Stalling Progress in Reducing Road Fatalities

2023 Figures Show Stalling Progress in Reducing Road Fatalities

Joy Finnegan

The European Commission for Mobility and Transport published preliminary figures on road fatalities for 2023. Around 20,400 people were killed in road crashes in the EU last year, a small 1% decrease in 2022. Despite some progress since the baseline year of 2019, few Member States are on track to meet the target of halving…

CyberCube Report Warns of Need to Bolster Defenses Against Public Sector Attacks

CyberCube Report Warns of Need to Bolster Defenses Against Public Sector Attacks

Joy Finnegan

The (re)insurance industry should brace itself for potential attacks on the public sector targeting government and election infrastructure, warns CyberCube, the market leader of cyber risk analytics for the insurance industry. In a new report, CyberCube warns government agencies and officials must increase their cybersecurity measures, enhance election integrity safeguards, and collaborate with cybersecurity experts…

Standouts in Transportation Fire Detection and Alarm Systems By James Careless

Standouts in Transportation Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

James Careless

Fire detection and alarm systems are ‘must-haves’ for the global transportation industry, both for fixed and moving assets. Here are some standout products being offered by a number of major vendors, as found by Transportation Security International magazine. Amerex: Detecting Lithium-Ion Battery Fires Early in Electric Vehicles Lithium-ion battery fires can be devastating to transportation…

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Strengthening Cargo Security Across the Supply Chain

Mark Robins

Cargo security keeps goods safe. On freighters, docks, trucks, railcars, warehouses, and ports, cargo shipments are vulnerable to theft during several stages of the transit process. If a container isn’t properly and securely sealed, it can be opened many times during transit with its contents stolen and easily sold on the black market. Stolen cargo…

Building Resilience Against Critical Events

Building Resilience Against Critical Events

Tracy Reinhold

Critical events can affect any transport operator. Accidents, problems with infrastructure including vandalism, fires — such as those seen recently on electric buses in London — extreme weather events and cyberattacks have an immediate and often highly disruptive impact. While many incidents are resolved quickly, the knock-on effect on the reputation of the operator can…

These Four Trends Are Putting Digital Identities in the Spotlight

Joy Finnegan

Digital identity solutions are not only the basis for secure and convenient travel, they are also the key to important services and greater control over personal data. Four key trends are currently crystallizing in identity technologies.  Digital identification and identity solutions are an important part of global technological progress. In addition to simplifying and streamlining…

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Improve 114 Airports Across the U.S.

Joy Finnegan

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $970 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda to 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories. This announcement, which Secretary Buttigieg will make as part of the Administration’s Investing in America tour, delivers on President Biden’s commitment to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure…