Enhancing the safety of New Jersey’s airways

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McGreevey Announces Added Security Measures for NJ Licensed Airports and

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Governor urges New Jerseyans, travelers not to "be cowed by fear"

(TRENTON)—Enhancing the safety of New Jersey’s airways, Governor James E.

McGreevey announced today additional security measures being implemented by the

State’s 486 licensed general aviation facilities. The Governor will be

visiting Newark Liberty International Airport later today with the Office of

Counter Terrorism Director Sid Caspersen, Transportation Commissioner Jack

Lettiere, Port Authority Police Department Superintendent Charles DeRienzo and

Deputy Superintendent Sam Plumeri, where he will reassure travelers that our

airports are safe, and that steps have been taken to increase security.

"We will not be cowed by fear, we will not put a halt to our lives," said

McGreevey. "Let me reassure you: Our airports are safe, our bridges are guarded

and our railways are secure. This week I signed an Executive Order that

deployed the New Jersey National Guard at our airports, as well as our tunnels,

bridges, nuclear power plants, ports and trains."

The Governor, along with the Office of Counter Terrorism Director Sid Caspersen

and the New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force, have worked to

ensure that New Jersey’s airports, transportation network, schools and

communities are safe and secure.

Specifically, the Task Force, under the leadership of Transportation

Commissioner Jack Lettiere, has developed four amendments to current

aeronautical facility licensing regulations that will allow for better

coordination, response and preparedness at the State’s 486 licensed

facilities. The Governor approved the Task Order today.

"The Department of Transportation is working around the clock to keep our

citizens and transportation network safe," said Transportation Commissioner

Jack Lettiere. "Daily we are reviewing our roadway and mass transit systems,

finding ways to make them as secure as possible."

First, the amendments require that all aircraft which are parked or stored at a

facility for more than 24 hours use a two-lock system which secures or disables

the aircraft to prevent illegal or unlawful operation of the aircraft. The two-

locks would be on the door, and somewhere else on the place such as the wheel

or the propeller. There are currently no federal or state regulations that

require small aircraft to have locks.

Second, the Order requires the posting of prominent signage at facilities

showing clearly the telephone numbers and radio contact information for the

facility owner, police and other emergency responders such as the State Police,

NJ Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics, Federal Aviation

Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and National

Transportation Safety Board.

Lastly, the Task Force recommends the installation of a passive internet-based

video camera monitoring system at New Jersey’s 47 public use General Aviation

airports that enables real-time remote monitoring of key airport areas and

archives images in regular intervals. It also recommends that cell phones and

pagers to be distributed to New Jersey’s 47 public use general aviation airport

managers to link them with applicable state and FAA officials. The Governor

has ordered these steps and the RFPs will be out in 90 days.

In addition to increasing security at New Jersey’s licensed airports, the

Governor has increased the presence of the National Guard at New Jersey’s

airports. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has also enhanced

security at Newark Liberty International Airport. It has increased its police

patrols, deployed State Police K-9 dog teams to supplement PA dog teams,

enacted random vehicle inspections, restricted vehicles from parking within 300

feet of terminals, scan all checked baggage, and installed temporary signs

asking the public to be aware of the increased threat level, as well as to

report unattended bags and suspicious behavior.
 

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Second, the Order requires the posting of prominent signage at facilities

showing clearly the telephone numbers and radio contact information for the

facility owner, police and other emergency responders such as the State Police,

NJ Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics, Federal Aviation

Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and National

Transportation Safety Board.

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I wonder if anone has heard of 911?
 
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