Archives: February, 2007

Doug Bedell — February 23, 2007, 10:18 am

Controlling Interstate Highway Access

The speed with which stretches of three interstate highways in Pennsylvania backed up with traffic during a recent snow storm demonstrated how traffic volumes are lowering the flashpoint for gridlock. It may be time to consider active access controls – like traffic lights and barriers – on interstate highway ramps. In the Pennsylvania situation, motorists […]

Doug Bedell — February 15, 2007, 8:45 am

Pittsburgh’s Regional Security Model

Kudos to the Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security and the foresight among Pittsburgh regional business and civic leaders that brought it into existence in 2004. As reported in an article, “Collaboration Works,” in the January, 2007 issue of “Access Control & Security Systems” the Pittsburgh group exists to promote cooperative security and disaster […]

Doug Bedell — February 13, 2007, 2:47 pm

Rand Report Prods Shopping Centers

The Rand Corp. is tackling the challenging need for security at U.S. shopping malls head-on with a new report, “Reducing Terrorism Risk at Shopping Centers, An analysis of Potential Security Options.” Last June, a U.S. Justice Department-funded report by the Police Foundation found anti-terrorism security at shopping malls is seriously lacking. Rand wades right into […]