Send Word Now announced its selection by Canadian North Airlines to provide emergency notification and incident management services. The two fully integrated solutions will enable the Alberta-based airline to rapidly alert and mobilize personnel.
More than 600 U.S. flights were canceled and about 2,600 were running late on Tuesday, and...
Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars in North Carolina in a...
A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights nationwide.
When Israel's military chief delivered a high-profile speech this month outlining the greatest threats his country might face in the future, he listed computer sabotage as a top concern. Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz was not speaking empty words. Exactly one month before his address, a major artery in Israel's national road network in the northern city of Haifa was shut down because of a cyberattack.
Superstorm Sandy One-Year Anniversary: Transportation Tolling Experts Look Back On Year Of Emergency Preparedness, Planning & AdaptationOctober 21, 2013 4:02 pm | by IBTTA | News | Comments
One-year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck a deadly and destructive blow to homes, businesses and communities up and down the East Coast of the United States. As one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, Sandy wreaked havoc on water, power and transportation infrastructure — the lifelines that connect people to one another.
A security screener at Los Angeles International Airport has been taken into custody after quitting his job and making threats that led officials to clear and search terminals at the airport, the FBI said in a statement Wednesday. The airport is the nation's third busiest airport, according to its website.
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a blaze that sent thick smoke into a terminal at Atlanta's airport, authorities said. The early Tuesday blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke, Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward told The Associated Press.
Investigators in a north Florida town say they're working to determine what led a trucking company employee to go on a shooting spree that left himself, his former boss and a former coworker dead — and two others wounded. Authorities say Hubert Allen Jr., 72, drove to locations Florida's Union County and shot the men Saturday.
A rail company whose runaway oil train caused a fire and explosion that killed 47 people in a small town in Canada filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, and an attorney said he expects company executives to explore putting it up for sale within weeks.
International flights began landing and taking off from Nairobi's fire-damaged airport Thursday, and officials said they expected to return to full operations by day's end. Kenyan officials, assisted by members of the FBI, began investigating the cause of the fire.
Several airlines are experiencing flight delays nationwide because of a problem with a computer system they use for services such as reservations, check-ins and online booking. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says about 50 of its flights departing Monday night were delayed by an hour or less due to the outage.
Cars are now a genuine target for cyber criminals and it is possible for attackers to gain control of a vehicle while it is in motion, with disastrous consequences. Alex Fidgen, Director at IT security company MWR InfoSecurity, said: “It is feasible that an exploitation of any number of embedded devices within a car might allow an attacker to gain control."
Philadelphia has set a record for one-day rainfall as strong storms rolled through the region, causing flash flooding, power outages and airline cancellations. The deluge caused a power outage at Philadelphia International Airport, where some sections of Terminal A were still without power Monday.
Officials at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas say they're working to fix a downed passenger processing system.
Investigators looking for the cause of a fiery oil train derailment are zeroing in on whether an earlier blaze on the same train may have set off a chain of events that led to the explosions that killed at least 13 people. Searchers, after days of delay, were examining the charred epicenter looking for what could be dozens of additional victims.
A train has derailed on a collapsing Canada bridge near Calgary, threatening to send five rail cars carrying a diesel-like substance into a river, officials said Thursday. Efforts were under way to keep the cars from falling off the slowly sagging bridge and then pump out the yet-unspecified but potentially flammable liquid. No injuries were reported.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says federal relief money will help gasoline stations pay for electrical wiring to use generators that would keep gas flowing during power outages. The $17 million in federal aid is part of the state's relief package for Superstorm Sandy which hammered New York City and its suburbs including Long Island last fall.
Records show that rail safety is steadily improving, but the month of May unfortunately highlighted the vulnerabilities of America’s railways. These recent derailments highlight the importance of planning for anything and everything.
Power has been restored to a San Diego Airport terminal, after an outage caused minor flight delays and forced security workers to hand-screen luggage and passengers. San Diego Airport Authority spokeswoman Cheryl Brown says the electricity was back on in Terminal 1 just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
A massive technology failure forced the nation's third-largest carrier to ground all planes from coast to coast. The company blamed the breakdown on a "software issue" that knocked out both primary and backup computer reservation systems. Passengers took to social media sites to criticize the airline, which for hours could only apologize and say that it was trying to fix the problem.
A computer outage at United Airlines delayed thousands of travelers on Thursday and embarrassed the airline at a time when it's trying to win back customers after glitches earlier this year. The two-hour outage held up a total of 636 of the 5,679 United flights scheduled for Thursday, the airline said.
The issue of electronic devices on planes received national publicity in December when Alec Baldwin was kicked off a New York-bound flight in Los Angeles for refusing to turn off his cellphone.
More and more business continuity planners are being asked to implement enterprise risk management programs as companies try to do more with less resources but need to manage greater levels of risk. This is exactly what happened when at the Virg...
In February of 2007, major airline carrier JetBlue experienced a series of irregular operations that forced them to re-assess their emergency notification capabilities. Their challenge was to be able to communicate quickly and effectively across...
Effective business continuity is critical for an organization to survive incidents that threaten its ability to make products, provide services or otherwise conduct business. During a major incident, business continuity plans will be executed as...
In 1935, Schneider National was founded by A.J. "Al" Schneider with the proceeds from the sale of his family car. Three years later the company's offices were moved to a former stable. Fast forward 20 years to 1958, when Schneider made its first interstate shipment for Procter & Gamble from a P&G plant in Green Bay, WI. to another P&G facility in Cheboygan, MI.
This presentation covers how the business continuity (BC) team for UPS Airlines designed, implemented and maintains its own alternate operations center. ...