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Sam Graves Selected to Chair the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Graves has served as the Committee’s Ranking Republican Member for the last four years.

Flights Grounded Across the U.S. Following System Outage

The FAA is working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) hazard alert system following an outage.

MBTA Transit Police Arrest Man Following Bus Shooting

Transit police arrested a man seen in a surveillance image after a woman was injured by a gunshot on an MBTA bus in Boston on Friday.

New York Launches Transit Tech Lab Annual Competition

Technologies may include tools predicting and mitigating operational disruptions, such as impacts of weather events, delays, platform crowding, excessive wait times, crime, road safety, or EV bus battery electric fires.

Metro Transit Police Officers Now Equipped With Narcan to Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with nearly three out of four caused by opioids.

TSA Stops ‘Emotional Support Boa Constrictor’ From Boarding Plane

The passenger was traveling through Tampa International Airport in December when TSA officers detected the snake, named “Bartholomew,” in her carry-on bag when it went through the x-ray scanner.

Biometric Boarding Takes Off at Philadelphia International Airport

The airport is installing facial biometric technology at 25 boarding gates to help CBP process departing passengers on international flights.

Steven Parker Sworn in as TSA Chief Innovation Officer

He and his team are charged with enhancing TSA’s innovation culture and capacity by connecting, enabling and incorporating innovative process and technology ideas.

What Were TSA’s Most Unusual Finds in 2022?

Top of the list for most unusual finds was fentanyl hidden inside candy wrappers.

TSA Gets Funding for Long-Awaited Pay Increases and Technology Acquisitions

The bill also included funding for expanded collective bargaining rights for TSA’s non-supervisory TSOs as well as new computed tomography and credential authentication technology acquisitions.

Man Arrested After Firearm Found at Boston Logan International Airport

The man denied being the owner of the bag. He then left the checkpoint and headed to his gate.

TSA Detects Disassembled Gun Concealed in Two Peanut Butter Jars at JFK Airport

Port Authority Police came to the checked baggage room in JFK’s Terminal 8, confiscated the items, tracked down the traveler in the terminal and arrested him.

TSA Shares Tips Ahead of Busy Holiday Travel Period

TSA expects travel volumes to be close to pre-pandemic levels. The busiest days are expected to be Thursday, Dec. 22, and Friday, Dec. 30.

GAO: DOT Could Improve Resilience to GPS Interference Incidents

Unintentional and intentional interference from a variety of sources such as solar flares and jamming can affect transportation safety.

DOT Announces Appointments to the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety

TRACS provides information, advice, and recommendations on transit safety and other issues as determined by the Secretary of Transportation and the FTA Administrator.
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