Amtrak President Joseph Boardman says he wants to step up security patrols of the passenger rail network and explore new technologies able to provide advance warning of track tampering following revelations that al Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she doesn’t believe a spate of problems with air traffic control is exposing a potential vulnerability for terrorists.
About 70 Southwest flights have been canceled across the country as the airline and federal investigators examine the fleet of Boeing 737s after the fuselage of one plane ripped open in flight.
It’s a tiny, but potentially deadly problem on several Southwest Airlines planes. A plane was forced to make an emergency landing when a hole blew open its roof at 36,000 feet.
The blizzard of December 2010 sucker-punched the northeastern U.S. during one of the busiest travel days of the year.