Transport security administration administrator Robert McChesney, who helped oversee the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) during the financial crisis, said it is not easy to implement “any new policy to change the behavior of the people who are supposed to be in charge of security.”
McCheson was also one of the first officials to call for a national “transit security plan” during the crisis, after a federal appeals court blocked the administration’s proposed rule.
“Transit security is one of those things where you’re really trying to be pragmatic, and really try to understand the public safety threats and the issues,” McChesons office said in an email.
“We’re going to work with the administration and Congress to make sure that we can implement the best plan to deal with the challenges of the future.”
McCheson also suggested the federal government could offer assistance in the form of grants or other assistance to help states implement better transportation security policies.