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For Immediate Release
Monday, July 25, 2005

Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology Hearing:
“The London Attacks: Training to Respond in a Mass Transit Environment”

WHEN: 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2005

WHERE: 210 Cannon House Office Building

BACKGROUND

In light of the attacks on London’s Underground, the Subcommittee will examine whether the United States, specifically major metropolitan cities with underground transit networks, are prepared to respond to an attack. The Subcommittee will also consider whether federal resources allocated to mass transit authorities are effectively utilized for training, equipment, and preparedness.

WITNESSES

PANEL I

Mr. Tim Beres
Director,
Preparedness Programs Division,
Office of Domestic Preparedness,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
[View testimony]

Mr. Robert Jamison
Deputy Administrator,
Federal Transit Administration,
U.S. Department of Transportation
[View testimony]

PANEL II

Ms. Polly Hanson
Chief of Metro Police,
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
[View testimony]

Mr. William A. Morange
Deputy Executive Director/Director of Security,
New York Metropolitan Transportation, Authority
[View testimony]

Mr. Paul Lennon
Director of Intelligence and Emergency,
Preparedness Management,
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
[View testimony]

Mr. Chris Kozub
Associate Director,
National Transit Institute
[View testimony]

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