Find out the latest from TSA. What is going on with the Security Training Rule? Where do we stand with the Mask Order for our Passengers? What's new with Cybersecurity?
TSA published a notice extending the implementation date of its security training final rule this Spring. The rule requires higher-risk surface transportation providers to provide security training for certain employees. In addition to other surface modes, the rule applies to certain over-the-road buses (specifically those fixed route and commuter operators providing service to New York City, DC, Chicago, LA, Houston, Newark, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, and Philadelphia). Compliance with the rule will be instituted in stages. TSA has already created and maintained several free security training programs for the motorcoach industry.
Orders issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implementing the “Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel” are now in effect. The CDC order requires the wearing of masks by all motorcoach passengers and to notify passengers of this requirement. There is a very narrow list of exemptions to this requirement. The TSA order applies only to fixed route or scheduled service motorcoach operators and includes a signage/notification requirement, as well as a mechanism to report uncompliant or disruptive passengers. TSA may pursue civil penalties against non-compliant passengers ranging from $250-$1500. The TSA order is currently scheduled to expire on January 18, 2022.
During this session, find out more about the rule and some available security resources. It is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Are you beefing up your preparations for the next cyber attack? Find out about some new resources with BISC today.