Chapter 3 - Transportation Security

Chapter 3 - Transportation Security

Ensuring security of all transportation modes and facilities and the people who use them is a national priority. While much of the initial national focus after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was on aircraft and airports, attention is also being directed at other modes, including rail, water, highways, and pipelines. Another security matter concerns U.S. dependency on foreign sources of oil. The U.S. transportation sector remains almost entirely dependent on petroleum as an energy source and more than 55 percent of the petroleum used in the United States is now imported.