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TSA Asked to Explain Plans to Address the Rise of Firearms at Checkpoints

The request comes after a Member of Congress, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), was caught by TSA bringing a gun to a Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoint.

TSA Debuts Checked Baggage Inspection System at Long Beach

The CBIS cost $25.5 million and was funded jointly by federal grants and airport revenue.

Metro Transit Police Launch New Community Policing and Safety Initiatives

Patrols of uniformed and plain-clothes officers will be increased at selected rail stations and buses based on crime data and trends.

Brazil Cracks Down on Cocaine Traffickers as They Target Transatlantic Routes

Officials say they are noting an increase in the size of shipments and new tactics such as the recent trend to attempt to blend in with cruise passengers.

CBP Trusted Traveler Program Members Top 10 Million

CBP Trusted Traveler Programs topped 10 million total members during the month of March, and is expected to receive 3.5 million applications for this fiscal year, the most the program has ever received in one year.

GAO: Better Communication on Rulemakings Could Help Highway Safety

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s estimates, 38,824 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 on U.S. roads and highways, with even more projected to have died in 2021. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Names John Drake as VP of Transportation, Infrastructure and Supply Chain Policy

Drake is also a member of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on improvements to U.S. trade.

Marine Highway Program Gets $14.8 Million Boost, Application Deadline Extended

DOT recently expanded the Marine Highways Program through the designation of a new Marine Highway Route and two new Marine Highway Projects.

GAO Reviews TSA’s Security Training Program as Deadline Approaches

Some owner/operators are now training employees, and they generally have one year from the date of TSA’s approval of their program to complete such training.

Bipartisan Letter Calls for MTA to Provide Data on Security Cameras

After it was revealed that security cameras were not functioning on the day of the shooting, the Members request information regarding how the MTA uses DHS funds.

New Marine Highway Route, Two New Marine Highway Designations, and A Project Designation Extension Support Supply Chain Resiliency

In March, the Department announced the availability of nearly $25 million in grant funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the AMHP.

Canada Introduces Bill to Create Standards for Examining Travelers’ Digital Devices

Examining a traveler’s personal digital devices, like cell phones and laptops, is critical to protecting borders and intercepting prohibited material.

Almost 200 Guns Stopped at Florida Airport Checkpoints Already This Year

Apart from the risks of taking a gun onto a flight, the firearm could discharge while TSA officers conduct bag searches which could have fatal consequences.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Names Beth Rooney as Port Director

Sam Ruda, who has presided over record-setting growth at the busiest seaport on the East Coast, is stepping down as Director of the Port Department.

INTERPOL and Frontex Launch Travel Document Information System

The system can display original and genuine documents and the main forgeries detected on that type of document.

Updated: TSA Rescinds Mask Requirement Extension Following Court Ruling

The April 13 announcement represents the fourth extension but also the shortest.
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