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Homeland Security Implications of Proposed Dallas-Houston HSR

A private corporation is proposing a high-speed intercity passenger train system to operate between Dallas and Houston using Japanese technology and methods. This project brings with it an array of unique and unprecedented homeland security issues with implications for law enforcement, cybersecurity, intelligence, privacy, screening, psychological and mental health effects, and community involvement. A modern high-speed rail system is a network of potential vulnerabilities, and terrorist groups have identified public transportation as desirable targets. Should there be separate homeland security standards for true high-speed rail?

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Learning Objectives:

1. Specify the project description that is unique and unprecedented in the U.S.
2. Learn about the potential vulnerabilities and likely threats of this project
3. Review the possible avenues for addressing vulnerabilities and threats

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