“The challenge however is that our industry by need and by design has to maintain an open infrastructure. I’ll just give you an example by what I mean by that. It kind of goes to the difference between air travel and air travel security and transit travel. In the course of the morning peak period, Penn Station in New York will handle the number of people that Chicago O’Hare airport handles in two and a half days,” Hull says. “By that example what I am indicating is that the approaches that we have toward security in the public transit arena by need and by design have to be different.”
Much has been done to improve transit security in the 10 years following 9/11; however, advancement s in security will continue to evolve as time goes on.
“We have not yet seen congress taking steps in providing the level of support that we truly need. We certainly do not need another wakeup call in regards to the threats that lie out there,” Hull concludes.