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February 9, 2012

All aircraft A380 will be tested

The European Aviation Safety Agency maximized the area of A380 aircrafts testing for the presence of any defects

Defects will be searching for in all 68 aircrafts A380, which are now in the ranks. The attention of the inspectors will focus not only on finding the cracks in the wings, but also to check all the deficiencies that were identified recently in the production of aircraft Airbus and Boeing. Both aircraft manufacturers continue to assert that their airliners are safe to fly due to the fact that all problems have been fixed at an early stage of occurrence.

Airbus declined to comment on the decision to expand the field of inspection, although previously recognized design defects of A380. The representative of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will comment later.

In January, EASA ordered to check one third of all the aircrafts A380. This decision was made after discovering the cracks on this model aircrafts wings.

 

February 9, 2012

Intelligent system will effectively disperse passenger traffic in Moscow metro

The Moscow authorities are planning to introduce in the metro Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), which will reduce the workload of the metropolitan subway, reported the head of the Moscow Department of Transportation and Development of road and transport infrastructure Maxim Liksutov.

Intelligent transportation system created in Moscow in the framework of large-scale effort to combat congestion. The objectives of ITS are the automatization of the process control and analysis of road traffic conditions, traffic management, traffic control and management of land passenger transport, as well as managing a single parking space to inform road users and specialized services.

"We plan to start the ITS in Metro also. It is primarily concerns changing modes of operation of trains and escalators, taking into account the intensity of use at any given time. In addition, we want to introduce a system for determining the number of available seats in each train station. How can it be done? The number of passengers can easily be determined by the number of people who passed through the turnstiles. Each train has a standard number of seats. Through a system of sensors, we can understand how many people are there in the train,"- said Liksutov.

According to him, the department currently works with mobile operators, with the help of which you can track the congestion of Metro, if the person is not in the car, but, for example, moves between stations.

"In the subway base communication stations are installed, which can determine the number of subscribers. This will give insight into how effectively we should arrange the carrying capacity," - said the official.

 

February 8, 2012

"Smart" traffic lights will appear on thousands of intersections in Moscow

Traffic lights at the1000 intersection of Moscow will be equipped with adaptive control system this year, informed the head of the Moscow department of transport and development of road transport infrastructure Maxim Liksutov at a meeting of city government.

In Moscow there are about three thousand traffic lights among them less than 100 are controlled. Special equipment is installed at the traffic lights to "detect" cluster of machines, as well as pedestrians wishing to cross the road.

"In 2012 it is planned to implement adaptive management of the traffic lights on not less than one thousand crossings and 400 sets of photo and video fixation" - said Liksutov.

According to him, last year the adaptive regulation of traffic lights were introduced at 80 intersections, established 1500 Transport detectors and 150 sets of photo and video fixation.

Liksutov added that more than two thousand units of rolling stock of public transport in Moscow are equipped with navigation systems.

"By the end of 2012 intelligent Transportation System will cover at least 65% of the city," - he said.

In an effort to combat traffic jams in Moscow created an intelligent transportation system (ITS), which allows to monitor traffic and manage all types of transport.

 

February 6, 2012

Intelligent Transport System in Moscow will work in full in 2013

This was stated by the Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. He recalled that the development of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) of the city began in 2011. Sobyanin said that the period from 2012 to 2013 will be a time of mass introduction of intelligent transport systems in Moscow, adding that most of the equipment will be introduced this year.

The mayor believes that the introduction of ITS will relieve the transportation system, to ensure maximum safety and inform drivers of the situation on the roads of the city.

ITS in the capital is creating in the framework of large-scale effort to combat traffic congestion. Its objectives are to automate the process of monitoring and analysis of road traffic conditions, traffic management, traffic control and management of land passenger transport, as well as single parking space managing to inform road users and specialized services. State customer of the ITS is the Center of traffic management, and operator-developer of the first stage - the company "Sitronics", which won the tender.

 

February 6, 2012

All the crews of Moscow traffic police got video surveillance systems

This was announced to the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin by the head of the Moscow Department of the State Road Safety Inspectorate (SRSI), Alexander Ilyin.

"All transport traffic police and the entire transport, which is used to examine candidates for drivers, equipped with the appropriate system that allows you to continuously record both inside and outside the car," - he explained.

Ilyin said that all the information from the recording device is stored in databases, traffic police and, if necessary, can be "raised" at any time. "Certainly, I think this is a very good deterrent anti-corruption factor", - said the head of Moscow's traffic police. In addition, this system also works on the safety of inspectors, concluded Ilyin.

 

February 2, 2012

Roszheldoris intended to track the leasing of rolling stock

Federal Agency of Rail Transport (Roszheldor) is preparing a new electronic system to realize rapid number-specific account of the cars.

Recently appointed to his post Roszheldor manager Alex Tsydenov held the first meeting with heads of operating companies and representatives of non-profit sector partnerships. Among the major innovations that prepare the agency stands the creation of an electronic system that will track the transfer of car rental operators.

"Re-registration of cars is often closely associated with a large number of applications, the need to copy a lot of documents. Therefore it is planned to move to electronic document management where documents will be made available in electronic form and certified by an electronic digital signature", - said A. Tsydenov. He noted that the agency has a set of documents for all major operating companies, and if at some station an operator has rented some cars from the other, Roszheldor would like to receive information about it.

"The goal is to create a program that would be possible to record the lease between the two operators in electronic form through the numbered account", - said A. Tsydenov. He described the mechanism of the new system. The agency must contract with the rental transaction participants who agree among themselves about renting cars. The operator shall apply to the Roszheldor for reclassification of cars, certified by two digital signatures. This application is fixed for an hour in a shared database of Roszheldor.

 

February 2, 2012

Moscow authorities offer to give yellow numbers for legal taxi

In order to make it easier to distinguish between legal and illegal taxis, the authorities of Moscow offer to give the first yellow license plates. This was announced by the head of the Department of Transport and the development of road and transport infrastructure Maxim Liksutov. Officials and traffic police expect to agree this on the legislative level within a year.

According to the Department, permission to transport received 12,800 taxi drivers in the city, the Moscow city Government expects to double that number by the end of the year. On January 25 the Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that the permissions were given to 12,000 taxi drivers. Liksutov agrees that taxi fares are too high, but he believes that they should regulate the market. According to officials, the prices will drop when there will be 45 000-55 000 legal carriers in the city.

According to the law of September 1, 2011 all taxi drivers and taxi companies in Russia had to get special permission to carry out transportation of passengers and luggage. Licensure in a test mode began on July 15 and July 25 - in full mode. The city authorities have launched a program of financial support for legal taxi drivers: they provide a grant for reimbursement of expenses for leased vehicles.

On January 1, 2012 taxi drivers were required to issue a check for the passengers and equip their cars with the identification flashlight and other signs.

 

February 1, 2012

Rostransnadzor moves to automatization of the information monitoring of accidents

At the January 27s general meeting of the Union of Russian Shipowners (SOROSS) in Moscow Andrew Gouzenko, deputy head of Rostransnadzor, responsible for the field of marine and river transport, shared his thoughts on what conclusions were drawn from the recent tragedies, such as for example, the accident with the oil platform "Kolskaya." "We often hear that our fleet is obsolete, worn out, but the statistics show that not more than 20% of all accidents occurred for the reasons of refusal of technique. In the remaining 80% of accidents people are guilty - both crews and shore services ", - said Gouzenko.

According to the representative of Rostransnadzor, to improve the situation today his office introduced two automated systems: for collecting and analyzing data on accidents and for forming the policy of statements. Nowadays the issue of creating an automatic workstation for inspectors, who would reduce the possibility of human error is also solving.

 

January 31, 2012

Market of navigational equipment for transport in 2012 will double

The volume of Russian market of navigational equipment for motor vehicles with a double-system modules GLONASS / GPS in 2012 will grow almost double to 500,000 units. This was stated by the General Director of the federal network operator "NIS GLONASS" Alexander Gurko.

The company estimates that in 2011 the domestic market of chipsets GLONASS / GPS for vehicles reached 270,000 units, nearly three times greater than the rate in 2010. The forecast for this year is 500,000 units, that is equivalent to about 7.5 billion rubles.

By 2015, according to experts NIS GLONASS, the volume of Russian exports of navigational equipment for motor vehicles with a double-system modules GLONASS / GPS will grow to 35 billion rubles, and the entire domestic market for navigation transport - up to 100 billion rubles.

According to Gurko, such rapid growth is due to both increased demand for the use of satellite navigation technologies and initiatives of the state to implement a number of major infrastructure projects, scaling the internal navigation market. This is a system of emergency response in case of accidents, "ERA-GLONASS," intelligent transportation system in Moscow, logistical transport center of the Sochi Olympics and other projects.

 

January 19, 2012

Rules fixing the basics of air traffic organization are approved

Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation approved the rules fixing the basics of air traffic organization, order of dispatching and flight information service, warning system.

Rules are binding on users of air space of Russia, air traffic services, carrying out air traffic services in their assigned areas and districts, other agencies and organizations involved in ensuring the safety of aircraft, except for users of the airspace and flight controls and the state aviation experimental aircraft in the airspace allocated for these types of aircraft, where the rules are applied on a mandatory basis for air traffic services of civil aircraft.

 

January 18, 2012

The safety of navigation on the inland waterways will be improved

State Duma of the Russian Federation intends to pass a bill offering to introduce a number of mechanisms to ensure safety of navigation on inland waterways, as well as to enhance the effectiveness of state regulation of inland waterway transport.

Direction of the State Duma on Public Relations reports that the bill proposed to introduce a safety management system of shipping companies, making it a mandatory condition for transportation.

It is also proposed to strengthen the administrative responsibility for carrying out entrepreneurial activities in the field of transport without a special permit or with violation of the conditions specified in the license.

In this case it is provided not only a fine for defaulting carrier, but the administrative suspension of activity for up to ninety days.

 

January 11, 2012

The State Duma is going to change the requirements for maintenance of airports

A bill, amending the Air Code of Russia, concerning the maintenance and the reconstruction of Russian airports, limiting the shock-absorption period and the operation of aircrafts by30 years, was introduced in the State Duma.

So, to secure the flights it is offered to implement the legal regulations on the state control for the quality of airport and for the compliance with the height of facilities adjacent to the airport.

The explanatory note to the bill states that now the country has about 400 civilian airports and airfields with various forms of ownership. At the same time owners do not care often about their maintenance and reconstruction, because in the Air Code there are no relevant rules.

 

January 11, 2012

Five rescue centers will be built in the Arctic

Russian Emergencies is planning to build five complex rescue centers in Dudinka, Murmansk, Naryan-Mar, Arkhangelsk and Nadym in 2012-2013. Another five will be put in operation in 2014-2015: in 2014, the similar centers will appear in Vorkuta and Tiksi, and in 2015 - in Chukotka: in Pevek, in urban-type settlement Providence, and in Anadyr. This was reported by a representative of the Department of Fire and Rescue Service Agency.

In Russian Arctic zone there are nuclear power plants, points-based of nuclear-powered icebreakers and nuclear warships, chemically hazardous and inflammable objects, important elements of communication that can become sources of man-made disaster. 910 million rubles are allocated to construct complex rescue centers in the Arctic. Rescue centers will provide the mode of constant readiness and urgent response to any emergency in the region, their total number will be 974 people (590 - Land & Sea, 384 - Aviation).

 

December 28, 2011

A department for supervision over the implementation of laws on industrial and transportation security was created

In the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation a department for supervision over the implementation of laws on industrial and transportation security was created, agency said. He enters into the structure of the Main Department for Supervision over the execution of federal law.

The main areas of oversight units will be questions of the federal legislation in the field of industrial safety of hazardous production facilities, transport security, road transport and road infrastructure.

 

December 13, 2011

By 2014 Russia will create a unified passenger database

Deputy Transport Minister Andrew Nedosekov said that in Russia the unified passenger database would be created for transport security. It will contain passport data of passengers to facilitate and quicken the control.

It is supposed that systems, working with the database, will appear on all transport means. According to Nedosekov it will lead to the increasing of travel price, but this can not be avoided. "We live in a real world and all these measures are necessary," - the official said.

Nedosekov told that the pilot control systems have already worked on all transport means. It is expected that in the first half of 2012 their work will be analyzed and adjusted by experts, and Transport Ministry will be able to give recommendation on the introduction of these zones on a large scale.

Program on transport security system creation should be implemented by the 1st January 2014. However, according to Nedosekov, by this time all the tasks will fail, thats why the Transport Ministry has asked the government to extend the program up to 2015.

Recall that the Decree concerning security system creation on the transport was signed by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in March 2010.

 

November 29, 2011

"TransContainer" and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping signed a cooperation agreement

JSC "TransContainer" and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) signed a cooperation agreement.

The main goal defined by the parties in a signed document is to ensure container transportation security with the account of the international and national requirements for containers operated.

"Ensuring the safety of transported cargo and container transportation security are essential conditions for successful development of the industry", General Director of RS Michael Aivazov.

RSs range of services aimed at maintaining the safety and quality standards for operator containers running, will include technical supervision, coordination of regulatory and technical documents, inspection of subordinate repair facilities, certification and packaging, declaration of dangerous goods.

In general, cooperation between the two organizations will focus on optimizing of the transportation of significant volumes of cargo in accordance with the highest international standards, as well as to promote the application of recognized safety standards in international and national traffic.

 

November 23, 2011

Comprehensive system of transport security will be introduced up to 2014

Integrated security system in transport is to be introduced in Russia until 2014, the Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Naryshkin said.

Sergei Naryshkin said that investment in the development of domestic transport will grow. According to him, "as a priority facilities that have a high degree of preparedness are to be funded ".

"For Russia transport is the most important sector of the economy. And today we need to introduce modern information technologies to create modern infrastructure, develop intermodal transportation, increase transport security. All these issues are of particular significance in connection with preparations for major international events such as the APEC summit in 2012, the World Summer Universiade in 2013, the Winter Olympic Games in 2014, the football World Cup in 2018 ", Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said.

Let us recall that the Presidential Decree "On establishment of an integrated system of public transport security" entered into force on the 31 of March 2010. According to the decree, the vehicles must be equipped with technical means against emergencies and terrorist acts (Source - Rossiyskaya Gazeta).

 

November 21, 2011

Russian Government Presidium is to discuss the transport safety issues

According to the meeting data, published on the Cabinet website, the Russian Government Presidium will review the implementation of a comprehensive program concerning the public transport safety.

In the documents, prepared by Russian Transport Ministry, it is said: "Under this program it is supposed to ensure public safety on the subway, rail, maritime and inland waterway, air and automobile transport through providing transport infrastructure objects with screening and protection engineering and technical means, as well as by mean of organizational and managerial events.

The comprehensive program is carried out by nine chief federal budget managers by the Home Ministry, the Federal Security Service, the Emergency Ministry, the Transport Ministry, the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision, the Federal Air Transport Agency, the Federal Highway Agency (Rosavtodor), the Federal Railway Transport Agency (Roszheldor) and by the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot).

To fulfill it, the Transport Ministry together with the interested federal executive authorities developed the necessary regulatory base. Some regulations, defining the procedure for the specialized organization accreditation, categorization, maintaining a register of categorized objects, the transport infrastructure object and vehicle vulnerability assessing came into effect, and the order of development plans for transportation safety was also approved.

In addition, the regulations for transport safety are developed, as well as the categorization of transport infrastructure objects, which are located on the federal highways, is carried out.

Specialized organizations, ensuring the transport safety, assess the vulnerability of vehicles and infrastructure.

The training center was established for professional training, instruction and certification of specialists, who employ in air transport safety area.

 

November 17, 2011

MES of Russia will get 1 billion rubles for the construction of rescue centers in the Arctic

By 2015 Russian MES will receive nearly one billion rubles from the federal budget for the construction of ten rescue centers in the Arctic, Director of Fire and Rescue Forces of the Ministry, Maxim Vladimirov said.

Nuclear power plants, points-based of nuclear-powered icebreakers and nuclear warships, chemically hazardous and inflammable objects, which are important elements of communication that can become sources of man-made disaster placed in the Arctic zone of Russia.

The main element of the Arctic transport system that ensure traffic flows across the coastline of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Ocean, is the Northern Sea Route, which could eventually become a major international transport route.

"It is planned to create ten complex rescue centers on the Arctic coast of Russia till 2015. For their construction it is allocated 910 million rubles", Maxim Vladimirov said.

 

November 16, 2011

Authorities increased the subsidies for metro security in the Russian Federation

The Russian government has increased funding for a comprehensive security program in transport to 2013.

Funds are provided to assess the vulnerability of all metro in Russia, organization of screening of passengers, vehicles, baggage and personal effects, to create divisions of transport security in all Russian metro.

The program also provides equipment of metro with explosion-proof containers and set a framework for scanning input. The program was adopted after the terrorist attacks in Moscow metro on the 29 of March 2010. The first paragraph of the screening of passengers and baggage, which includes several frames, metal detectors, strip search for things and explosion-proof camera appeared on metro station "Ohotnyi Ryad" in December 2010.

 

October 20, 2011

Ministry of Transport, Rosaviatsia and the Interstate Aviation Committee intend to develop a set of urgent measures that would improve flights safety

Ministry of Transport, Rosaviatsia and the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) are going to develop a set of urgent measures that will improve flights safety. One of them - complete control over prevention of alcohol consumption before the flight.

IAC offers to introduce criminal responsibility for the use of alcohol crew members, as well as to test pilots for intoxication it is proposed to purchase personal breathalyzer that will be installed directly in the pilot's cockpit.

The cost of a professional breathalyzer is about 1 thousand 500 dollars Such a device is able to determine the alcohol content in three seconds by a short expiration. According to data by the end of 2010, Russian airlines exploited only 1 thousand 136 aircraft, excluding several hundred AN-2. Thus, if each aircraft is going to be equipped with devices, it may be required $ 1.7 million.

In addition, the IAC considers it to be necessary to create a database of not only pilots, but also aircraft mechanics and aviation and airline executives. The database should get information on all who made the breach, which could affect flight safety.

However, the Ministry of Transport believes that breach of the flight operations are characteristics of only smaller airlines experiencing financial problems and so forced to economize on safety. In this case, the largest Russian airlines in recent years a single accident has not been fixed.

Lack of funding leads, for example, to the fact that not all airlines are now using on-board means of objective control during flight, and it is currently being discussed a proposal to introduce for all airlines mandatory 100% flights hardware control.

According to experts, pilots are often forced to violate the requirements of safety, fearing penalties from his superiors. Therefore, the aircraft authorities can confirm the right of crew to make any decisions to ensure flights safety. 

 

October 13, 2011

Penalty for transport companies for work without a license will increase to 500 thousand rubles

The Russian government in the near future will introduce to the State Duma the motion to increase fines for transport companies for work without a license and other violations up to 500 thousand rubles. This was announced by Igor Levitin at a meeting at the Ministry of Transport.

"A separate item about the work without a license in transport will be allocated in the Code of Administrative Violations", Igor Levitin said, explaining that such violations are held today accordingly with the article on illegal business activities.

"The fine for legal entities will be up to 500 thousand rubles, and not when something has already happened, but when inspectors find violations," the Minister said.

According to Igor Levitin, currently transportations often get off easy for the violations that threaten life and health of passengers, for example, by the sum of one thousand rubles.

 

October 13, 2011

All Russian air companies flying on international routes will be obliged to undergo safety audit

Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin charged to oblige all Russian airlines flying abroad to have a certificate of Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

"There is a proposal to adopt the standard IOSA for all airlines engaged in international flights, and put it from the beginning of the summer program in 2012", the Minister said.

Levitin asked the leadership of Federal Air Transport Agency, whether airlines are ready to receive a certificate at this time. The representative of the aviation department answered in the affirmative. Levitin added that in his view, in perspective it is necessary to establish a standard IOSA for all Russian airlines.

 

October 12, 2011

In the near future projects of seven technical regulations will be submitted for consideration of the Commission of the Customs Union

"We expect that in the near future the Commission of the Customs Union will approve a number of technical regulations", the Chairman of the State Standard of Belarus Valery Koreshkov said. This is the technical regulations for road, aviation gasoline and diesel fuel, grain safety, the safety of machinery and equipment operated in explosive environments. A project of technical regulation in safety of cars and equipment and road safety is expected. The adoption of technical regulations on the safety of elevators is also expected. "Work is under way, perhaps we'll have time to complete project of technical regulations on food safety up to the next meeting of the Customs Union Commission", the Chairman of State Standard said. These technical documents have been worked out, have a high degree of readiness to be admitted, he added.

In addition, another five technical regulations of the Customs Union is completed. They also will be submitted to the Commission. These technical regulations concerns product safety in light industry, EMC hardware, labeling of food products, personal protection, safety of wheeled vehicles. These regulations cover a wide range of industry and economy of the Customs Union in general. Mainly we are talking about the mutually production three countries of the Customs Union. Therefore, the state represented by companies and organizations is interested in their confirmation.

The Customs Union has already approved nine technical regulations. They relate to the security of low voltage equipment, products for children and adolescents, packaging, toys, fireworks, perfumes and cosmetics. And three technical regulations regulate operations of rail transport. As Valery Koreshkov noted, these documents take into account all the latest requirements for ensuring the free movement of goods and services. Technical regulations have the force of law and are mandatory for all market participants, so the manufacturers and suppliers today have to plan events that will provide putting of products in time that meets the requirements of technical regulations. At the same time to introduce technical regulations time is given, so that manufacturers can be prepared for this process.

 

October 10, 2011

Russian Transport Ministry proposed to zero duty on import of aircraft for up to 70 seats

Ministry of Transport of the Russian government has proposed to the subcommittee on customs-tariff regulation to zero import duties on foreign regional aircrafts with the capacity up to 70 seats. The director of the Department of State Policy in Civil Aviation of Ministry of Transport Vladimir Tasun told about it.

"Customs duties for small planes are zeroed and now there is the proposal of Ministry of Transport to zero duties for aircraft with up to 70 seats in a governmental commission on customs duties", he said.

Plans to zero import duties on turboprop aircraft with up to 70 seats were announced by representatives of the Ministry of Transport in April this year. Earlier, Russia had already zeroed import duties on turboprop and jet aircraft with up to 50 seats.

According to Tasun, the need for zero duties on aircraft with up to 70 people was announced on Friday meeting on the development of regional air services in Novosibirsk, it was said in the airline "UTair". First and foremost it is the purchase of aircrafts ATR-72, representative of the Ministry of Transport said.

Airline "UTair" in early April signed a contract to purchase 20 turboprop aircraft ATR 72 with a capacity of up to 70 seats which cost is 426 million dollars.

"With the support of the government commission we hope to consider this year to allow them to extend this regime of subsidies and facilitate the acquisition of this class of aircraft as the most popular on our market," Tasun said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in early September at a meeting of the operational staff created for the rectification of the consequences of the disaster Yak-42 near Yaroslavl said that passenger safety is more important than the interests of aviation industry of Russia. According to him, we should think about the acquisition of modern vehicles abroad, despite the large costs for the budget.

A number of experts commenting on these statements expressed the view that the Russian authorities have actually recognized the lack of real benefits from the taxes on the purchase of foreign aircraft.

 

October 6, 2011

Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation has formulated requirements to the size of air companies fleet

Ministry of Transport has prepared a draft decree of the Government of the Russian Federation "On Amendments to the Regulations on licensing of passengers air transportation (except carriage by state aircrafts, experimental aircraft, civil aviation, including general aviation, free of charge)", the department reports.

According to the agreement, airline companies doing regular transportation of passengers, should have in its fleet at least 10 aircrafts with the number of passenger seats 55 and more or no less than 3 aircrafts with the number of passenger seats less than 55.

According to the program of non-regular air transportation of passengers the carrier should have at least 5 aircrafts with the number of passenger seats 55 and more or no less than 3 aircrafts with the number of passenger seats less than 55.

In the case of irregular air transportation of passengers on aircrafts with the number of seats at least 20 restrictions on the minimum number of aircrafts are not installed.

 

October 4, 2011

Passenger carriers in Russia was obliged to have GLONASS satellite equipment

Vehicle fleet of Russian transport companies carrying passengers must be equipped with satellite equipment GLONASS or GLONASS/GPS from January 1, 2012.

The Russian government has decided to amend the regulations on licensing of passenger carrying by motor vehicles equipped to transport more than eight people (except when these activities are carried out for their own use of legal entity or individual entrepreneur).

In particular, "the availability at the licensee at the right of ownership or at other legal grounds vehicles appropriate by the purpose, design, external and internal hardware specifications for the transportation of passengers and equipped in accordance with established procedure by satellite navigation equipment GLONASS or GLONASS / GPS and allowed in the prescribed manner to participate in traffic".

 

September 27, 2011

Transport safety is the problem number one!

Constant acts of terror and technological disasters on the transport put forward the transport safety problem. Resolution of the I International Conference Transport security is devoted to this actual issue.

Issues of transport security system modernization reflected in the I International Conference resolution within the framework of the United Russia Party Project Saint-Petersburg - the sea capital of Russia.

Project coordinator, Arthur Chilingarov, member of Party High Council Bureau, emphasized: Russian Transportation Department have already developed the bill About changes in some legislative acts, concerning security system, which reflects some regulations of resolution. In addition, Russian Home Ministry together with interested federal agencies of executive power developed and submitted in the government the bill About changes in federal law About transport safety, in which many regulations are also included.

The conference held this spring in Saint-Petersburg. Its participants were federal authority representatives, executive and legislative power delegates from 36 Russian regions. Foreign delegations arrived from Germany, the USA, the Great Britain, France, Sweden, Israel, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and Republic of Korea. At the conference leading Russian and international companies, producing equipment for safety, leaders of the biggest Russian airports, ports, railway stations and underground; independent experts and scientists have been presented. Work on the resolution took a long time, because the participants identified many problems and sent a lot of proposals of their solutions to the conference organizers.

Having discussed the most important problems, concerning transport safety, conference participants noted the positive changes in Russian legislation. To include such notion as anti-terrorist protectability of object in Russian legislation, the State Duma adopted changes in federal law About resistance to terrorism. The law considers that physical and legal persons implement prescribed requirements to the anti-terrorist protectability of objects, which are their properties or which are used by them on another legislative ground.

The Complex program of transport safety, developed and approved by the Russian Transport Ministry together with defence and law enforcement agencies became one of the important normative innovations. It was noticed that in federal agencies on all transport types and in the Federal Service for Transport Control the structural departments for transport safety were created.

The conference participant suggested to the United Russia leadership to support some initiatives in the transport safety. It is suggested the following:

- to impose the obligatory accreditation of legal persons working in transport safety sphere;
- to establish examination rules with regard to separate type of transport;
- to establish multilevel safety system with registration protecting systems.

It is also recommended to equip the transport objects, first of all, underground hall, bus stations, automobile and railway stations, with automated investigation systems, based on recognition of objects on biometric characteristics of man face and with use of digital photos; to create federal bank of these photos and include there people of wanted or suspected of terrorist activity.

It is suggested to consider the opportunity of change introduction in 266 article of the Russian Criminal Code and introduce responsibility for malicious damage because of incompetent repair of transport vehicles, and putting them into service with technical defects.

In resolution there are many offers concerning separate types of transport. For example, in automobile field it is suggested to introduce compulsory equipment with GLONASS or GPS vehicles transporting dangerous goods and install the so-called panic alarms.

As for aviation, it is necessary to equip aircrafts with audio and video control for situation on the board. It is also recommended to prepare the suggestions on introduction of changes in the Russian Air Code subject to realization of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards in the control sphere for flight safety.

To discipline the pilots it is necessary to modify the Russian Code about administrative offences, having established the air crew liability for premature descend and meteorological minimum breach during the landing.

To increase the rail and underground passenger protectobility it is recommended to provide measures on the state support in equipment development, remotely detecting explosives, hidden on person body, without health damage. It is also suggested to prepare Technical regulation on underground safety.

In sea and river transport spheres it is suggested to create united system of antiterrorist protection on all inland waterways and to determine coordinating authority. It is also necessary to define vulnerability and antiterrorist protectability level of hydraulic constructions and to develop plan of antiterrorist safety on all navigable, hydro technical constructions of inland waterways.

A particular attention in the resolution is paid to training for transport safety system. For instant, the Air Transport Federal Agency together with Saint-Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation and Aviation College of Yljyanovsk City should organize professional training for managers of aviation personnel in risk management. Thats why it is necessary to develop and approve the target program of federal state educational standard of the 3d generation on transport safety on the aviation management faculty.

The conference resolution is attentively considered by the United Russia leadership. It is prepared some proposals, concerning the solutions of named problems, to executive and legislative authorities. The resolution will also send to the executive powers of the Russian Popular Front to familiarize it with National program material.

 

September 21, 2011

The Russian government intends to modernize river ports

The Russian government intends to modernize the river ports. The Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said about this at the meeting of the supreme executive authority of the country.

"In general, we will be developing a transport complex of the country, modernizing the airports, river ports and railways. In total, we will budget 276 billion for this purpose", Putin said.

He also said that in 2012, a massive upgrade of the road network will continue. In total, for the next three years it is planned to spend over 1.3 trillion rub for the road development, including 678 billion rubles for the construction and reconstruction of federal roads.

Particular attention will be paid to transport security.

 

September 15, 2011

Radical preventive measures in civil aviation

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting devoted to the investigation of the crash of the Yak-42 in the Yaroslavl region. Following the results of the meeting the Head of the State has approved a list of instructions. Until November 15, the Russian government is assigned to develope a package of measures to stop activities of air carriers that are not able to ensure safety in the Russian Federation. In addition, the Russian government will have to prepare and submit draft laws to amend the Air Code of the Russian Federation in respect of the implementation of international standards in the sphere of state supervision of the aviation personnel training, the state program to ensure the safety of civil aircraft implementation, as well as the implementation of safety management systems.

Also penalties for violating the rules of training and flight operations will increase. The possibility of extra-judicial order of the suspension of aircraft operators that violate the requirements of aviation legislation will be provided.

The government is entrusted to take urgent measures to subsidize the leasing of civil aircrafts that meet modern requirements of airworthiness, regardless of the state - the producer of the aircraft, as well as to provide subsidies for local and regional transportation.

The government will have to ensure the enhancement of the role of the Federal Service for Supervision of Transport to ensure transport safety, providing at the same time the ability to save its staff size.

Russian President instructed to intensify work on fitting civilian aircrafts with the ground collision warning systems and the warning systems in the air in accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. It is planned to equip the aircraft with emergency beacons of the COSPAS-SARSAT system and ensure reliable hands-off operation.

Dmitry Medvedev demanded to change the situation in the field of civil aviation radically. "The number of flights should be drastically reduced, and this should be done as soon as possible, the President said. Only those airlines should remain that have capabilities to serve the park, to attract qualified personnel and pay him a decent salary".

Also, Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Ministry of Transport and profile departments to pay attention to the level of training of flight personnel in the Russian civil aviation.

 

August 25, 2011

License to carry passengers wasnt given to underlessee of "Bulgariya" - Rostransnadzor

Rostransnadzor didnt give a license to carry passengers to underlessee of diesel-electric propulsion ship "Bulgariya" - the company "ArgoRechTur". Clarification of the information that "ArgoRechTur" obtained a license without checking the actual state of the ship, is published on the website of Ministry of Transport of Russia.

"This information is untrue, a license to carry passengers to underlessee of diesel-electric propulsion ship "Bulgariya", the company "ArgoRechTur" Rostransnadzor didnt give. The enterprise carried out illegal business activities for passengers", Rostransnadzor reports.

In the media and the Internet on the fact of the accident of the passenger diesel-electric propulsion ship "Bulgariya" in the waters of the Kuibyshev Reservoir, which occurred July 10, 2011 information about that Rostransnadzor licensed to carry passengers to diesel-electric propulsion ship "Bulgariya", the company "ArgoRechTur" without checking the actual state of the vessel appeared.

The investigation of the accident, conducted by the commission Rostransnadzor, identified the causes of the accident and persons involved in the accident.

 

August 24, 2011

Fines for unlicensed transportation companies will increase 10 times

Russian authorities plan to increase fines for transport companies, operating without a license or in violation of licensing terms, ten times to 500 thousand rubles, and for the owners of such companies 50 times to 100 thousand rubles, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on government Committee on Transport and Communications.

According to Ivanov, worked out number of measures can put an end to endless transport disasters. Fines are to become the main incentive for the owners of transport, the incentive to care about the safety of passengers, according to ITAR-TASS.

"No money for a fine or insurance - go to jail", Ivanov said. He recalled that every second there are 23 million Russians on transport. "The transportation safety always comes first, Deputy Prime Minister said. And everything else, including profit is the second time. As long as we do not understand, "Bulgariya" will happen again and again.

The Vice Premier said that at present owner of wrecked ship "Bulgariya", which had revenue from only one cruise a few hundred thousand, can be fined only 40 thousand. With the wreck of "Bulgariya" 122 people were killed.

The Vice Premier reported that the issue of increasing fines for work without a license will be decided during the coming week.

Ivanov also said that he expects a number of bills developed by the Ministry of Transport to the end of August. The first it is an amendment to the Code of Inland Water Transport of the Russian Federation on mandatory liability insurance of carrier for causing damage to passengers on the suburban, inner city, sightseeing and walking routes and crossings. In addition, changes must establish the liability of the shipowner for oil pollution or other substances and for causing damage to life, health or property.

It is also planned to establish the administration of river basins and river basin captain institute - deputy chief of staff for security. "We have captains of sea ports, but not captains of river ports. Hence, all the disgrace", Ivanov stressed.

 

August 15, 2011

Tulpanov: the complex of protective structures - transit, environment, protecting people and historical heritage

The leader of the Party Project "UNITED RUSSIA" "Saint-Petersburg - the Sea Capital of Russia", Chairman of the City Legislative Assembly Vadim Tulpanov commented upon the opening of the complex of flooding protective structures of the city (CPS).

"During the construction of the CPS, which stretched for more than 30 years, a whole generation of citizens who can not remember serious flooding, Vadim Tulpanov said, even the unfinished dam substantially restrained beats of the elements. But it was not always the case. I think that long-lived inhabitants of St. Petersburg remember devastating flood of 1924, when as the result of the storm nearly the entire historic city center was flooded, more than five thousand buildings were damaged, and 19 bridges were destroyed. About 15 thousand citizens have left their homes then. Serious damage to infrastructure of the city was caused by major flooding in 1955 and 1975.

Therefore, completion of construction of the complex of protective structures is of great importance not only to improve the environmental situation in the city due to the direction of transit transport to finally shutting Belt road. First and foremost this is ensuring safety of the inhabitants of the capital and its historical heritage.

As the leader of the Party Project, which advocates a platform for strategic decision-making in the field of transport and transit policy, I believe that the unique experience of St. Petersburg for the construction of the complex of protective structures will be discussed at the conferences and our project will arouse not only Russian but also international interest".

Let us recall that the idea of creating of a flood protection system of St. Petersburg, in fact, as old as the northern capital. In 1706, after a hurricane disaster Peter I ordered to raise the coastal areas.

After the catastrophic floods in 1824, the director of the St. Petersburg Institute of Railway Transport Pierre Dominique Bazin was first who proposed building of a dam in the Finnish Gulf, almost the same route by which it is laid right now. However, the proposal was considered unrealistic.

The construction of the complex was started only in 1979. A grand opening of the complex took place on August 12 this year, in the presence of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who described the situation as "historic event".

 

August 4, 2011

All of Russian state transport will be equipped with GLONASS

"NIS GLONASS" will equip state transport of Russia with navigation and communication equipment GLONASS or GLONASS / GPS

July 28, 2011 the disposal of the Government of the Russian Federation was out, according to which "NIS GLONASS" became the only executor of the state order to equip federal vehicles.

"The implementation of the Russian government order will promote a unified technical policy on the compatibility of state navigation and information systems. This will eliminate duplication of works, funded by the federal budget, and ensure the consolidation of purchases in order to better planning of production by companies of the sector ", General Director Alexander Gurko said.

"NIS GLONASS" was created in 2007. It is a federal network operator in the field of navigation. July 5, 2011, Yevgeny Primakov, was elected Chairman of the renewed board of directors. Earlier this post was held by the Minister of Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu.

At present, GLONASS equipped aircraft 23%, 87% of sea and river vessels, as well as 80% of municipal vehicles. In the years 2002-2010 98.7 billion rubles from the state budget was allocated for the program GLONASS. 3.3 billion rubles were attracted from extrabudgetary resources.

 

July 22, 2011

Russian Ministry of Transport intends to tighten the requirements for the having of the license for tourist activity by the ship-owners and tenants

Russian Ministry of Transport intends to tighten the requirements for the having of the license for tourist activity by the ship-owners and tenants.

He noted that its necessary to make some changes in the contracts between ship-owners, tenants and owners of the quay walls that will prevent a situation where companies without a license for tourist activities will be implement it.

In addition the Russian Transport Ministry audits the regulatory system relating to transportation on water. In particular changes in the regulatory system provide life insurance of passengers, as it happens in aviation, where the life of every passenger is insured for 2 million rubles.

 

July 21, 2011

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Anniversary of the the public reception Head of the project "St. Petersburg - the Sea Capital of Russia" Sergey Sedov

On the 20th of July, 2011 the manager of "Saint-Petersburg - the Sea Capital of Russia" Project, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Vadim Tulpanov congratulated the honored worker of Transport of Russia, Head of the public reception of the Project Party "UNITED RUSSIA", "Saint-Petersburg - the Sea Capital of Russia" Sergey Sedov on the 65-year anniversary.

The meeting was held in a festive atmosphere in one of the most beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg, where currently the Russian Sea Register of Shipping is situated. Life of hero of the day is closely connected with this place. For 27 years Sergey has been working for the benefit of the Russian Sea Register of Shipping, Russia's first classification society with the nearly 100-year history. Currently Sergey is the First Deputy Director General of Sea Register.

Not by chance he was appointed as the Head of the public reception of the project "St. Petersburg - the Sea Capital of Russia". All work activity of celebrant was and is associated with the sea and waterways. For example, in 1984 Sergey Sedov was appointed as Deputy Director of the Register of the USSR by the Minister of Sea Fleet of the USSR. Sergey Sedov made a significant contribution to almost each area the Register. This is the solution of problems which is faced by the maritime world and the Russian fleet (including work to ensure its competitiveness), and the introduction of quality systems according to international ISO standards, aimed at improving the quality of the PC, and work to ensure recognition of MS by international organizations and other states, and much, much more. Dignified work of Sergei Nikolaevich for the benefit of maritime industry of the country was marked by the Decree of the President of Russia and the medal "For Service to the Motherland II degree.

Despite the fact that the meeting of Tyulpanov and Sedov was held in a festive atmosphere, attention was also paid to work issues. During the meeting they touched upon the theme of the project "St. Petersburg - the Sea Capital of Russia" as a whole, as well as preparations for the international conference "Transport and Transit Potential", that is to be held in September 2011

 

July 12, 2011

Medvedev: there is the need for austerity measures against those who break transport laws

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev considers that its necessary to toughen punishment for breaking the rules in the sphere of carriage of passengers. He stated this on Tuesdays meeting with leaders of parliamentary parties.

This disaster has identified, at least, significant violations in the field of transport security, Medvedev said.

Obviously, this cannot be tolerated, and perhaps its necessary to adjust existing legislation. There is a need for austerity measures against those who break transport laws and of course those who threaten large number of people by their actions, the President said.

The President expects that the leaders of political parties and parliamentary factions will pay greater attention to changes in legislation in this area. I will also formulate my proposals, the President said.

 

July 1, 2011

The Ministry of Economic Development states that there is no need to introduce GLONASS in the railways of the Russian Federation in 2012

The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation considers the proposal of the Ministry of Transport on mandatory equipment of some types of railway rolling stock by satellite navigation systems on the platform GLONASS (or combined with a GPS) in 2012 "premature and redundant".

The Ministry of Economic Development came to this conclusion after a review of the order, draft of which the Ministry of Transport has developed within the terms of the Russian Federation Government on August 25, 2008 to improve safety and efficiency of rail transport.

Passenger trains, wagons for transportation of special cargos, "traction rolling stock operating on public ways" as well as tanks for chlorine and ammonia fell under the document. It was supposed to introduce the order to within 12 months from the date of approval. However, the Ministry of Economic Development "turned down" the project.

A significant number of acts affecting the subject of compulsory equipment of vehicles by navigation system come to be endorsed. According to the Ministry of Economic Development, due to several reasons currently there are serious delays in GLONASS implementation project. So the proposal of Ministry of Transport seems to be premature and redundant , economic department has explained its position and noted that it has been clarified to transportation officials using the calculations in the letters of October 2010 and of May 2011.

In particular, the Ministry of Economic Development notes that the technical documentation for the GLONASS system has not yet been approved in Russia (for example, functionality which must have a receiver is not defined). It creates risks for carriers to buy the wrong and very expensive equipment.

In addition, there are not enough facilities for the production of such vehicles (in 2011 they are estimated at a maximum of 200-300 thousand of receivers. Despite the fact that the number of vehicles that fall under the regulation is about 1.2 million pcs.). It means that a large number of navigators are needed to be delivered in Russia which does not contribute to the Russian manufacturers of electronics. In this case there is a high probability of significant price increases on the installation, though now it is 2-3 times more expensive than domestic counterparts are.

 

June 22, 2011

Morozov: To ensure rail transport security its necessary to create regulatory framework.

The first Vice-President of JSC Russian Railways Vadim Morozov considers that in order to ensure the rail transport security effectively its necessary to have appropriate legal and regulatory framework and professional staff.

In his opinion, centers for specialists training in transport security should be based in the Russian railway universities. To operate these centers need to develop appropriate educational standards and a full legal basis.

"Today all the work that ensures rail transport security is based on the instructions of the President", - said V. Morozov at the board meeting of the Federal Agency of Railway Transport.

 

June 21, 2011 

Pilot project regulating transport with the help of GPS GLONASS is started out in Chelyabinsk

According to the correspondent of "New Region" in the administration of Chelyabinsk, the system hooked up 130 units of public transport. These are trolley buses, trams and buses, going on routes with the largest number of passengers. Dispatching center "The service of the traffic organization" at MUP was also established. In general, the unified system will combine 4000 cars.

The new monitoring system will form an automatic traffic control of all the public transport fleet and supervise movements of each car in real-time monitoring, identify cases of transport vanishing from the route and immediately respond to breaking messages of drivers' on emergency situations. In case of traffic jam or going behind schedule manager can change the spacing of traffic, to adjust the job of drivers on the unloaded routes, if necessary, require additional cars for the line. The programme will track all deviations from the schedule and attracts attention of the manager only if necessary. Moreover, the system provides solutions to common problems, for example, on recalculation of the schedule.

June "Previously, the drivers, "rubbered" the route to earn more money, - says the head of urban transport management Kamil Mamatkazin. - That is they went behind the schedule, collecting more passengers, and violating traffic rules, caught up time. And the next car was completely empty. Now this will not happen. The system monitors the appearance of cars at each stop, not only in the control room at the end of the route."

Thus, the system will completely allow refusing the work of control centers, which will give much savings to the city budget - about 15 million rubles a month. In addition, the systematic organization of work will allow saving money on fuel and electricity up to 10 million more each month. There will be schedules at the bus stops in the future, and later - electronic scoreboard.

The system will be working to the utmost by September 1. In the future, it will be joined not only by the municipal public transport, but also by minibus taxis this is a requirement of federal law.

 

June16, 2011

Transportation will be taken under the satellite-based monitoring

President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov and CEO of "GLONASS" Alexander Gurko signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of navigation.One of the main areas of cooperation is the creation of Ufa Intelligent Transportation System, which will effectively manage traffic, monitor passenger transportations and collecting payments, reports the presidential press service.

According to Rustem Khamitov, the republic has good prospects of satellite navigation technology in agriculture. "The effect of the introduction of GLONASS here can be huge," - stressed the head of the region.

Rustem Khamitov instructed to develop a republican target programme for the introduction of satellite navigation systems. In addition, the government should send an application for inclusion of Bashkiria in the federal target programme "Global navigation system" for the years 2012-2020 to co-finance the proposed projects from the budget of the federation.

 

June 10, 2011

Bank for Foreign Economic Activity and European Investment Bank can allocate 500 million euros for projects within the framework of the Partnership for Modernization.

State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank) and the European Investment Bank signed a memorandum of understanding aiming at promotion of cooperation in support of the Partnership for Modernisation, running by the EU Russia summit since May 2010. This was reported in the press release of Vnesheconombank.

According to the memorandum, the financial institutions intend to collaborate on projects implemented by European and Russian companies in Russia within the framework of the partnership. In addition, each of the parties provides for allocating 500 million euros for these goals, upon condition of compliance of the projects to financial criteria of Bank for Foreign Economic Activity and European Investment Bank and the approval of competent authorities.

As a priority the parties are considering projects in areas such as energy efficiency (efficient energy production and distribution, increasing productivity and security of generation, transmission and distribution of energy, energy-saving technologies); ecology (environment protection, including the utilization of associated gas and methane, fixation and storage of carbon dioxide, improving water quality, waste management); transport (promotion of transport integration through the development of high-speed transport network of Russia - the EU, including work under Northern Dimension Partnership for transport and logistics, development of multimodal transportations and means of communication, the introduction of intelligent transport systems and improving security on the roads); telecommunications (projects with transboundary effects, which also promote regional integration, including providing for the improvement of communication systems and the development of standards for 3G, the development of broadband Internet access, implementation of new technologies). Also the projects related to direct investments of European companies to Russia will be considered.

 

June 7, 2011

IATA (International Air Transport Association) is working on new security systems for airport terminals. The main issue is the airport security scanners of iris.

The new systems will compare the results obtained by scanning with the data that is stored in the chip of the passengers passport. These measures can help identify the most dangerous passengers, and also significantly reduce the time for completion of security control in terminals. The system will be installed in European air terminal complexes in the next five years.

Tests of the new system will begin within one and a half years. The very same system consists of three scanning tunnels, which divide the passengers into categories. The first category would include already "well known" passengers who are repeatedly tested and have been previously inspected by the local administration. These passengers will receive the shortest of the tunnels, which has only metal detector, X-ray detector and detector inspecting the presence of liquids.

The second group will pass an additional scan of shoes and a detector of traces of explosives. The third group of passengers will move through the tunnels for the longest time - here will be the people who have caused suspicions. 

 

June 3, 2011

MIA will check tourist transport

According to the Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, during the summer holidays, the Interior Ministry in cooperation with other ministries will check transport companies and travel agencies for compliance with the appropriate level of security of passenger transportation. Particular attention will be paid to the transport that carries children.

All transport companies and travel agencies involved in international tourist traffic will be subjected to a complex inspection. Not only the traffic police are involved in the process of inspection, but also the representatives of local authorities and other concerned ministries and departments. "We have to evaluate the technical condition of vehicles, qualification of drivers on their pre-scheduled preparation and, of course, their medical examination," - said the head of the department on the airways of the radio station Militia wave. Particular attention will be paid to enterprises which are engaged in transportation of children.

"Such inspections are conducted twice a year", - said general director of "Inters" company Tatiana Kozlovskaya. She noted that the main attention focuses on the technical condition of buses primarily by the tour operators. "Unlike cars, the technical condition of buses is checked every six months, in addition to that buses are passing the international technical control", - said Tatiana Kozlovskaya. Bus tour operators are trying to choose new buses, regardless of the fact whether the buses are owned by the company or leased for the season. As a rule, the buses that have been in service for more than 5-7 years are not used by tour operators. "However, to find new buses is becoming increasingly difficult. The Russian park, unfortunately, is very old. Buses of foreign companies are more modern"- said the expert. That's why most tour operators prefer to work with "foreigners", grafting on the buses of foreign brands. "We take only foreign buses, the work with domestic buses has been ceased long time ago" - confirms CEO of ANKOR.

Transfer to foreign-made buses is also connected with European standards. Environmentally friendly cities of Europe stopped receiving outdated buses. For example, now Berlin and Hanover receive buses only of the category of the Euro-3, Euro 4 and Euro 5 in these cities will soon be the only available variants. To obtain a permit, for example, in the Berlin a bus must pass inspection in the German service center. If the outcome of the inspection is positive, the bus gets a pass with the appropriate category. This card allows you to drive into the city, - explained the general director of Inters company.

Operators also monitor the drivers. "There always should be 2 drivers in a bus. Each of them may be behind the wheel without a break for 4.5 hours. After that the changer sits behind the wheel,"- according to ANKOR. While international travel the change of drivers is strictly controlled. "Each bus is equipped with a tachograph, which tracks and records the time of the bus movement. Any police officer may verify the data at any checkpoint. In this case, the drivers are also required to keep a logbook, "- said Tatiana Kozlovskaya. Few are trying to cheat the system. Penalty for violations in Europe is 3-5 thousand euros. Before each journey, the driver must undergo a medical examination. 

 

June 2, 2011

120 million rubles will be allocated to ensure the security of underground in Yekaterinburg

120 million rubles will be sent from the federal budget to equip Yekaterinburg underground with modern security systems, Transport Minister Igor Levitin reported at the meeting with Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Alexander Misharin.

According to the governor, quoted by the government's press office in the region, due to the support of the federal budget Ekaterinburg metro will be "the best in the country in terms of equipment with technical means."

It is planned that a system of facial recognition will appear in the metro. "These technologies are available only at some metro stations in Moscow and St. Petersburg", - said Levitin.

The press service also reported that this year two metro stations will be put into operation; this will double passenger traffic and bring metro to the break-even operation.

"This is the most important direction in terms of security in metro," - said Misharin.

 

June 1, 2011

Penalties for non-observance of fire security were increased by 10 times. Innovations are introduced in the RF Code of Administrative Offences

In some cases it will be necessary to pay up to 150 thousand rubles for violations of fire security requirements.

Substantial changes of administrative responsibility for violation of fire security requirements on rail, sea, water or air transport are introduced to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Violations - the press office of EMERCOM of Russia in the Perm region reports.

Especially increased are the fines for faulty fire alarm systems, for the absence of fire protection systems, fire alarm and other fire fighting equipment. The penalty for not taking measures to address the causes and conditions that contributed to the commission of offenses has increased by 10 times from 500 rubles to 5,000 rubles.

Violation committed in a particular fire regime is punishable by a fine for individuals up to 4 thousand, compared to the former fine 1000, but as for officials it is up to 30,000 rubles, compared to the old rates of up to 3 thousand.

The penalty for violating the rules of the free approach to evacuation routes and emergency exits, automatic extinguishing systems and fire alarm systems, fire protection system has also been increased. Fines for individuals reach a sum of up to 4 thousand rubles and for officials - from 15 thousand to 20 thousand rubles, for individual entrepreneurs - from 30 thousand to 40 thousand rubles, for legal entities - from 150 thousand to 200 thousand rubles or an administrative suspension of activity up to 90 days.

If the company has no technical documentation on the flammability of used materials, as well as instruction on fire security measures when handling them, then it will be imposed a fine from 15 thousand to 20 thousand rubles for officials and from 90 thousand to 100 thousand rubles for legal entities.

For blocking of fire roads and entrances to buildings by vehicles the fine is of up to 2 thousand rubles for the citizens, 10 thousand rubles for officials and up to 150 thousand rubles for legal entities (at the moment the fine is 10 000 rubles).

 

May 27, 2011

Nikolai Patrushev: "Safety of the Winter Olympics will be provided!"

"It is important to ensure the safety during the Olympics, and during its preparation. Therefore, we got acquainted with the work of the antiterrorist commission of the region, headed by the governor, and with the work of operational staff. I should note that the conducting of the work is planned at the proper level. All the latest developments in the field of security are incorporated. It is important that exercises are carried out - in my opinion, this is the right thing to do,"- the words of Patrushev quoted by the press-service of the Krasnodar region administration.

Secretary of the Security Council held a meeting on security of the Winter Olympic Games in 2014 and of the South Russian regions in Sochi. Also the meeting was attended by the Governor of Kuban Alexander Tkachev, the leaders of Olimpstroy and the law enforcement agencies.

Effective action against terrorism and extremism, law enforcement in general are the priorities not only for the law enforcement agencies, but as well for the authorities at all levels in Kuban, says the Governor Alexander Tkachev. He reported that the executive vertical of anti-terrorism is formed in the region, under which the boundary and the 44 municipalities of antiterrorist commissions function.

Priorities in the activities of regional and municipal committees are set clearly this is an organization of effective anti-terrorist protection of the population, especially important and potentially hazardous facilities, transport, places with a massive presence of people, objects of the Olympic construction, reducing the negative impact on the safety edge of the increased migration flows.

Also, according to the Head of the region, this year, the emphasis is shifting in the organization of counter-terrorism on the sighting and targeting of counterterrorism activities. More than 300 critical and potentially dangerous sites in terms of the consequences of terrorist attack are identified; basic monitoring efforts focus on them. "Several techniques are developed, including the organization of protection of industrial sites and places of mass public events, they have a positive effect. This work continues ", - said Alexander Tkachev.

Protection of transportation facilities is being improved. As a result, most of the major transport hub sites in the Krasnodar krai have operating surveillance systems, organized zones of arrival and departure of passengers, regular inspections of the territories and other security measures. 

 

May 26, 2011

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation imposed a moratorium on the tech inspection

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed a government decree stipulating that the period of a scheduled state technical inspection of automobiles, which expires in 2011, has been postponed for 12 months. Thus, the annual moratorium on tech inspection discussed previously is introduced in effect. In addition, the head of the government freed vehicles whose age does not exceed one year from inspection.

Thus, the Prime Minister accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the annual moratorium on the tech inspection. However, the agency also offered to cancel the passing of inspection for new cars. As planned, vouchers for such cars must be issued while the registration without any additional checks.

On April 28, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed either eliminating the annual technical inspection of cars, or making the procedure declarative.

 

May 25, 2011

Transport Minister Igor Levitin and Special Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States in the Russian Federation John Byerly signed a Memorandum

On May 24, 2011 Transport Minister Igor Levitin and Special Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States in the Russian Federation John Byerly signed a Memorandum of mutual understanding in cooperation in the sphere of security of civil aviation between the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Transportation Security Administration Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The memorandum builds on the existing Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United States on air communication from January 14, 1994 in the part relating to aviation security.

This Memorandum of mutual understanding establishes a direction in which the parties intend to assist each other in order to strengthen aviation security. This assistance must be achieved by exchanging information about threats to civil aviation security and periodic familiarization with the content of aviation security measures implemented at the international airports in which the designated airlines of the States operate flights to the territory of each other.

The activities aim to avert the threat of acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation.

 

May 24, 2011

Since the beginning of summer the transport police of the Russian Federation will monitor the movement of all organized groups of children

Cops will increase control over public order on transport during the summer school holidays, MIA promises to pay special attention to the unauthorized trade in trains.Department for Transport of Russian Interior Ministry is taking steps to ensure public order and security of organized groups of minors driving to the places of leisure and back, and also during their stay in the organization of leisure and recuperation", - told the press-service of management on Tuesday.

Bodies of Internal Affairs on transport are planning to hold a series of activities to ensure the safety of citizens, to prevent mass disturbances, terrorism and acts of sabotage and other unlawful acts on the objects of transport during the summer holiday season.

In particular, measures to evacuate vehicles parked near the station are being carried out; there are limitations to enter the facilities of railway transport.

Units of the transport police are planning to take measures to ensure public order and safety of children during their landing and staying at the facilities of transport. "We will provide support for organized groups of children around the relay route if necessary," reported by the press-service.

In addition, it is planned to detect and deter crime in services and trade. In particular, this work will be carried out on trains, carrying passengers to a place of leisure and back. Particular attention will be paid to trade from the hands and the work of the dining cars, reported in the press service of the MIA.

This will affect the organizations that provide services to passengers of the railway, waterway and air transport, including objects of trade, public catering.

 

May 23, 2011

The Committee IMO approved the guidance for placement of armed guards on ships

Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved the direction of placement of armed guards on ships. As indicated in the message of the organization, the issues of availability of armed guards on ships are governed by the laws of country of the flag. In this case, placing the guards should not be an alternative of Best Managment Practices for avoiding pirate grabs, but only complement it.

 

May 23, 2011

Ministry of Transport has the right to create information systems for transportation security

On Friday The State Duma adopted in the third reading a government bill that passes from the Ministry of Communications to Ministry of Transport the function to create a single national information system of transport security.

In accordance with the Law on transport security" Russian Ministry of Communications is creating a unified state information system of transport security, one of the components of which is an automated, centralized database of personal data of passengers.

The main purpose of its creation is exercising control over compliance with requirements for transportation security for all modes of transport.

According to State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Transport Minister Sergey Aristov, the concept of building and system-wide specification for the design of national information system of transport security developed in 2007 is not approved and should be clarified.

"In addition, the level of the essence of works on establishing a system no longer corresponds to the powers and competence of the Ministry of Communications of Russia, due to the fact that in the current phase it is necessary to address the issues of interaction of Roszheldor, Rosavtodor, Rosaviation, Rosmorrechflot and Rostransnadzor with interested in receiving information about the personal data of passengers federal executive bodies, including the FSB of Russia", - said the Deputy Minister. 

 

May 20, 2011

500 million rubles will be allocated to ensuring safety of the railway between Moscow and St. Petersburg

In 2011, to ensure citizens' safety at the facilities of railway transport on the route Moscow - St. Petersburg about 500 million rubles be will spent.

Within the framework of the project for organization of high-speed traffic to ensure the safety of citizens on line Saint Petersburg - Moscow in 2011, it is planned to renovate 93 pedestrian crossings and 14 platforms, and also to carry out the overhaul of 11 platforms. For these purposes about 500 million rubles will be allocated.

During the last year on the route Moscow - St. Petersburg the following activities were carried out: work on reconstruction of 13 platforms, 14 pedestrian crossings, 2 pedestrian bridges (Likhoslavl, Chudovo), the overhaul of 13 passenger platforms.

A verbal warning of high-speed train for 18 stations is organized (St. Petersburg-Tovarny-Moscow, St. Petersburg-Sortirovochny (Park Obukhovo), Kolpino, Tosno, Chudovo, Malaya Vishera, Okulovka, Uglovka, Bologoe, Kalashnikovo, Likhoslavl, Klin, Khovrino, Berezaika, Bushevets, Doroshiha, Tver, Moscow-Tovarnaya).

In addition, mesh fencing in the amount of 103 km was established.

In the area St. Petersburg - Moscow in 2010 under the project on the organization of high-speed traffic to ensure the safety of citizens about 1 billion rubles was spent - informs the Department of Public Relations of OZD.  

 

May 19, 2011

State Duma will not announce its position on counteraction to terrorism

State Duma of the Russian Federation will not discuss the draft declarations on counteraction to terrorism and extremism. On May 19 the State Duma Committee on Security discussed a draft statement proposed by the deputies of the faction Fair Russia in the closed mode. The document said: "Today we should honestly tell the citizens of Russia that anti-terrorist tool of legislative measures is actually exhausted." Following the meeting, deputy chairman of the State Duma Security Committee Gennady Gudkov (Fair Russia) stated that the authors intend to withdraw the application.

The document has lost its relevance this is the conclusion made by the deputies. "A discussion of the topic took place at the meeting," - said the head of the State Duma Security Committee Vladimir Vasilyev (United Russia). "The deputies understood that the draft of the statement has lost its relevance," - he said. Tool of anti-terrorism measures is not exhausted- assured the head of the committee. Thus, according to the parliamentarian, none of the proposed drafts of the statement will be discussed at the meeting of the State Duma.

Let us recall that two drafts of the statement of the Chamber are produced, one of them - by the members of the Fair Russia, another by the executive office of the Committee. During the last period, Russia adopted a complex of measures aimed at creating a well-structured governmental system of counter-terrorism, which includes improving the regulatory framework, building a counter-terrorist vertical headed by the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, the establishment of the North Caucasus Federal District of Russia, according to the draft of the statement and in the document proposed by the Committee.

The version of the Fair Russia Party is radically different from that initiative. The government's actions are not adequately effective in countering terrorism and extremism, do not guarantee the security of Russian citizens, and therefore need serious reform - summed up the "Fair Russia". 

 

May 18, 2011

Public transport stops will be equipped with video cameras

Moscow halting points can be equipped with video cameras to improve the level of security and the possibility to fine motorists for parking at the stops, said the chairman of the board of the Association Guild of investors of stopping constructions Vladimir Paisov.

According to him, the Association suggests that the authorities of Moscow should install surveillance cameras with recording function at the stops modules at their own expense. "This allows controlling the surrounding area, thus increasing the level of security."

Paisov noted that video surveillance can be integrated into the nearest police department or traffic police department. "The illegal stop of the car will be fixed, the driver will be sent a bill for 1,5 thousand rubles fine."

He said that electronic monitoring devices should be at least connected to the power and protected from vandals in order to function. "At our sites we can do it now."

Paisov added that they have already sent their proposals to the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin and the Department of Transportation. "We see ourselves as part of the transport infrastructure." 

 

May 17, 2011

Glazy point of inspection will be installed at the station "Technological Institute"

In the near future at the metro station "Technological Institute" an installation of the glass passenger screening point will begin, according to the press-secretary of State Unitary Enterprise "St.Petersburg subway" Julia Shawel.

According to Yulia Shawel, room of inspection will be glazed in accordance with the latest regulatory requirements. All necessary equipment is purchased to begin installation in the near future.

Now in St. Petersburg metro a passenger screening point is situated in the built-in room at the metro station "Ladoga". It works in the test mode. It is still unknown whether it will be converted in accordance with the requirements of the glazing.

In the long term security checkpoint for passengers will also appear on other major interchange nodes of St. Petersburg Subway, said Julia Shawel. Previously reported that in 2011 it is planned to install terminal safety complexes at 14 subway stations in Petersburg.

Let us recall that the Interior Ministry has proposed to introduce to the legislation the selective screening of subway passengers. Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Transport has prepared a series of proposals to adjust the federal legislation, including obligatory passenger screening at the entrance to the terminal.

 

May 17, 2011

A new cluster: traffic

In St. Petersburg a cluster of intelligent transport systems is created, it will include dozens of small and medium-sized companies, offering their know-how to the authorities.

The willingness to enter the cluster has already been announced by one and half a dozen companies. The idea of creation belongs to Leonid Aronov, the Aviser of the Pesident of the St. Petersburg Union of Entrepreneurs, the Head of the board of directors of JSC "Scientific-Production Enterprise "Spetstehnopribor"(designer of devices to improve traffic safety, such as a scoreboard for countdown for traffic lights).

"The aim of the cluster is to share ideas and make more use of common technical and scientific thought", - he said. It's not about moving companies in one building. Also it makes sense to offer the direction of development to the city government. Direction vectors of development are: fight against traffic jams, improvement of safety, and creation of intelligent information environment. 

 

May 16, 2011

All taxi drivers on the territory of the Russian Federation should be licensed to convey passengers and baggage from September 1

All taxi drivers on the territory of the Russian Federation should be licensed to convey passengers and baggage from September 1, 2011. This was announced on Saturday by Deputy head of traffic safety department of the Russian Interior Ministry Major-General of the militia Vladimir Kuzin.

This rule is registered in the federal law of April 21, 2011 69-FZ "On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation".

"From September 1, 2011 a legal body or self-employed entrepreneur operating on the transport of passengers and luggage by taxi for light loads are required to have a permission", - said Vladimir Kuzin. This document is only valid on the territory of the region, the authority of which has issued it. However, if there is an agreement between the subjects, it is valid in another region.

"It is also envisaged that from January 1, 2015 the law of sub-federal unit can set a maximum number of vehicles used to provide services of taxi for light loads for passengers and luggage", - said Vladimir Kuzin.

In addition, the federal law makes changes to the RF Code of Administrative Offences and the federal law Charter of road transport and urban land-electric vehicles, providing tighter administrative liability of vehicle owners for traffic violations. Also it establishes liability for violation of the rules of transportation of passengers. Amendments shall enter into force in two stages - January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2012.

 

May 12, 2011

Bill on protection of sea ports was passed by the State Duma in the first reading

On May 11, 2011 the State Duma adopted a bill on security at Russian seaports in the first reading.

The author of legislative initiative - Ministry of Transport of Russia - the amended article 15 of the law "On sea ports in the Russian Federation" and some legislative acts.

According to the law "On sea ports of the Russian Federation", a port is a total of sites of water and land, is not a subject of transport infrastructure and, consequently, regulatory entity in charge for transportation security, including border security port, and source of funding seaport are not defined.

The authors of the bill proposed to guard borders of the seaport on the basis of contracts of departmental security of federal executive authority in the field of transport and the relevant departments of the federal executive authority in the field of internal affairs or organizations under its jurisdiction.

In addition, the amendments will allow the Ministry of Transport (in coordination with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia) to establish in a specific legislation lists of seaports, border protection of which will be implemented by departmental security of the federal executive authority in the field of transport, relevant departments of the federal executive authority in the field of Interior or organizations under its jurisdiction.

The authors of the amendments proposed to develop and approve lists of such ports as the order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia. In addition, the document suggests reference to the acts of the Russian government should be excluded from the law on seaports. 

 

May 11, 2011

Jan Kubish: Russia can show the way of strengthening security on the roads

The launch of Decade for Action to ensure traffic security was announced in Europe. This event is held under the auspices of the Europe Economic Commission. Executive director of the commission Jan Kubish described the event in detail and talked about the traffic security.

The issue of traffic security is relevant to the whole world, because thousands of people die on the roads. "I am very pleased to confirm that the UN plays an important role in this direction - said Kubish. The fact that the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on traffic security last year and proclaimed this decade, which starts May 11 on a global scale - these are important facts."

He stressed that it was not enough to mobilize political will and attention to security problems on the roads. "We need to carry out the specific provisions of this resolution," - said Kubis. According to him, the developed nations and states, for example, the groups of BRICS understand the problem and show quite good results.

Russia shows some results in reducing death rate on the roads and the number of accidents, but the work here has only started, says Jan Kubish. In his view, Russia is not yet in a good position in comparison with the states of Central Europe. "But the new trends, new approaches allow to consider that there are already some new vision, and it is absolutely in harmony with modern trends in developed countries", - said Kubish.

"I am very pleased that during the meeting with Deputy Minister of the Interior Viktor Kiryanov, I heard that new work should be organized to enhance road traffic security, and the targets are set," - he added.

According to Kubish, this work and the organization of the activity is very impressive. "I think it should take Russia to a new level and show a certain way - how to approach the security not only in terms of traffic, but also in terms of transport security. This is also, among other things, the task of the day "- concluded Kubish. 

 

May 10, 2011

Unified system of passenger transportation management based on GLONASS is introduced in the Pskov Oblast

Last week in the Pskov Oblast with the help of efforts of city authorities and the Group of companies "Navigator" a regional center of monitoring passenger traffic using the GLONASS satellite technology was opened.

The gala event was attended by senior officials in the region, leaders of relevant specialized committees and municipal enterprises, representatives of the Group of Companies "Navigator". The opening ceremony was held on the base of State Enterprise Pskovavtotrans which is equipped with a server and the dispatch center.

- Such monitoring centers in 2011 in accordance with federal law will appear in all regions of Russia. For our region, a monitoring system for passenger traffic on the basis of the GLONASS satellite technology is of high importance, especially in terms of security in the transport sector. That's why we will focus on equipping school buses - stated in his speech Deputy Governor of the Pskov region Gennady Bezlobenko.

In his turn, the Head of science and technology department of GC "Navigator" Alexey Novikov demonstrated satellite monitoring system "Navigator-C" in action, and stressed that in the near future it will connect into a single whole buses for urban, suburban, intercity and transit routes.

For the Pskov region creating a united system of passenger transportation provides an opportunity to control traffic, generate optimal schedules and routes, to be fully informed of the transport sector activity. As a consequence, level and quality of public services increase, the security of passengers is provided.

 

May 5, 2011

Shuvalov prepared proposals for Medvedev, who announced the possible cancellation of motor vehicle inspection

The Government continues to deal with the technical inspection of vehicles, carrying out instructions of the President Dmitry Medvedev, who last week did exclude the possibility of absolute abolishing of the inspection.

On Thursday, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov held a meeting on this topic, at which the proposals prepared by the government were discussed. The day before Shuvalov announced some proposals, in particular, the one to cancel the inspection for new automobiles.

According to the representative of the secretariat of the government, now the participants of the meeting are focused on issues of passing this procedure of inspection by citizens this year, which would not be a burden for them and would have no corruption component.

"In the course of the meeting various options for system optimization of inspection in the country were offered - said the source of the edition. - These options will be reported to the President. The main theme of the meeting was to consider the optimal solution between the elimination of difficult bureaucratic and often corrupt procedures and ensuring security of participants of the traffic."

The new bill will not be developing yet, but amendments will be made to the draft law "On mandatory vehicle inspection, which was submitted to the Duma as early as 2009 and passed the first reading last summer.

Shuvalov promised that the second reading will take place on May 13.

Meeting with activists of the United Russia last week, Medvedev said that inspection of the vehicles either needs to be canceled, or to be unproblematic.

 

May 4, 2011

13.2 billion rubles will be allocated from the Russian budget to ensure the security of the public transport in 2011

In 2011 the federal budget will allocate 13.2 billion rubles for the implementation of an integrated programme to ensure public security in transport, rated for 2010-2013. This is reported by press service of the Ministry of Transport.

The total amount of federal funding for the programme amounts to 46 billion 749.2 million rubles. 7 billion 826.3 million rubles of them was allocated for 2010. Funds of 2010 were brought to government customers in September and October.

During August-November of 2010 the Russian FSB in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport and federal agencies prepared the requirements for hardware and hardware-software complexes for each kind of transport, identified the most vulnerable objects and places for creation of pilot projects. This work has allowed the government customers of the programme to specify amounts of required funding, and transportation companies to start designing and purchasing the necessary equipment in 2010, explained in the report of the Ministry of Transport.

According to the ministry, in accordance with the programme operations on the equipment of most sensitive areas of railway, sea, inland waterway transport and subways objects were performed until April 1, 2011.

An integrated programme to ensure public security on transport for 2010-2013 was approved by the Federal Government on July 30, 2010. The main activities of the programme are aimed at protecting the transportation infrastructure facilities against acts of unlawful interference, including those of terrorist nature. Responsible executives (government customers) of the programme are Russian Transport Ministry and its subordinate federal agencies and services, and also the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the FSB and the Interior Ministry of Russia. 

 

May 3, 2011

Only 3% of the allocated budget funds was used to ensure transport security in Russia in 2010

Court of Auditors of the Russian Federation found that in 2010 6.2 billion rubles from the federal budget was allocated to the Ministry of Transport of Russia and its subordinate Rosaviation, Roszheldor and Rostransnadzor for the implementation of security measures on transport. However, less than 3% was used by recipients, according to the press service of Court of Auditors.

The funds in the amount of 5.77 billion rubles (92% of the total) allocated within the framework of the complex programme of ensuring transport security approved by a governmental decree on July 30, 2010 were sent in the form of grants to organizations and subjects of the Russian Federation only in late December 2010, this prevented them from using to implement the planned activities.

The results showed that the work on establishment and equipping of transport infrastructure with facilities of antiterrorist security is not of a systemic nature, lists of resources that these facilities should be equipped with and their technical specifications havent been approved so far.

Research and development work carried out by security and law and order bodies are often duplicating each other, the introduction of innovation is unreasonably prolonged, and this reduces the efficiency of the usage of the federal budget.

Court of Auditors of the Russian Federation notes that the lack of single requirements for the technical means of inspecting, monitoring and communication allows the owners of transport infrastructure and vehicles to use outdated equipment and apparatus.

The Court has also found out that in selected sites of transport the adequate control of the Transport Supervision over the activities of legal persons, ensuring their safe operation was missing.

The Collegium of the Court of Auditors of the Russian Federation decided information letters to the President of Russia, the Russian government and the Russian Interior Ministry, and also a representation in the Russian Ministry of Transport. Report on the results of the audit is sent to the Chamber of the Federal Assembly. In addition, the Collegium decided to send an information letter and a report on the audit to the Federal Security Service of Russia. 

 

May 3, 2011

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law establishing levels of terrorist threat in the Russian Federation

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the Federal Law "On Amending the Federal Law" On Combating Terrorism ", the Kremlin press service stated.

The law adopted by the State Duma on April 22, 2011 and approved by the Federation Council on April 27, provides the possibility of establishing levels of terrorist threat, suggesting additional measures to ensure the security of individuals, society and the state from terrorist threats, said in reference to the law.

It is proposed that there should be increased ("blue"), high (yellow) and critical ("red") levels of terrorist threat.

The procedure for establishing the levels of terrorist threat and the content of such additional measures will be determined by the President of Russia."The necessity of introducing terrorist threat level in the country is caused by the need for an integrated approach to the developing prevention measures of the terrorist threat. This will allow the subjects that counter terrorism to react in a timely manner to the threat of terrorist acts "- the document says.

It is noted that the establishment of measures restricting the rights and freedoms of citizens in declaring terrorist threat levels under the threat of attacks, is not provided.

In addition, according to the law, the direction of counter-terrorist operation is proposed to assign to an official who has made the decision to hold it, and to establish that during the operation its direction may be entrusted to another official only by the head of the federal executive authority in the field of ensuring security (FSB).

The interference of any other person, regardless of his position, in the control units, comprising the grouping of forces and means from the moment when the operation has already been given the order to hold it is forbidden.

As previously reported the advisor of the chairman of the National Counterterrorist Committee Andrei Przhezdomsky, "blue" (high) level enters into force in case of arrival of operational information about the impending attack, and the forces and means must be brought into the the state of heightened readiness.

"Yellow" (high) level is introduced, if information about the impending attack has confirmed, but the time and place are unknown. Critical ("red") level of terrorist risk is introduced if time and place of attack is established, or it has already occurred.

 

April 22, 2011

Medvedev signed a law providing for the optimization of traffic in order to raise the level of public security and increasing fines

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the Federal Law "On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation", adopted by the State Duma on April 11, 2011 and approved by the Federation Council on April 13. This was reported today by the Kremlin press service.

Federal Law is aimed at improving the legislation of the Russian Federation in respect of traffic management in settlements, the creation of parking spaces and a tightening of administrative liability of vehicle owners for violations of traffic rules, and also the optimization of the traffic in order to raise the level of public security and road capacity.

In addition, the Federal Law regulates the organization of transportation of passengers and luggage in the passenger cab on the territory of the Russian Federation; it amends sanctions for violating the rules of transportation of passengers. Federal Law stipulates that a legal entity or individual entrepreneur operating the transportation of passengers and luggage by taxi must have a special permit. Specified permit applies on the territory of that subject of the Russian Federation the authority of which issued it. It is also envisaged that the law of the subject of the Russian Federation may set a maximum number of vehicles used to provide services of transportation for passengers and luggage by taxi.

 

April 18, 2011

Permits for transportation of dangerous goods on federal highways are issued by Rostransnadzor and local authorities

Russian Transport Ministry clarified the conditions for issuing permits for transportation of dangerous goods on federal highways in connection with the termination of agreement on the routes of transportation by the police and appeals of transporters.

Authority to issue special permission to move on auto-roads by vehicles carrying dangerous goods, if the route or part of the route of the vehicle is on public highways of federal importance, parts of such roads or across 2 or more regions of the Russian Federation, are handed over to the Federal Service for Supervision in transport (Rostransnadzor). Special permit is issued by the relevant decision of Rostransnadzor or its territorial body, in accordance with the rules of agency.

To obtain a special permit the transporter must apply to Rostransnadzor or its territorial subdivisions with a statement containing information about the transporter, information about the vehicle, information about a certificate of admission of a vehicle to the carriage of dangerous goods, information about the availability of emergency card system of information about risk of a dangerous cargo intended for transportation, as well as information about the route of transportation of a dangerous cargo with an indication of primary, basic intermediate and end points of roads.

In other cases, special permits issued by the executive authorities of the Russian Federation or the local authority, in accordance with the law "On the roads and road activities in the Russian Federation and on Amendments to certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation."  

 

April 15, 2011

The company "VIM-Avia" told about its approach to flights security. Leading employees of "VIM-Avia" told our portal why the transporter has purchased a new unique simulator Door Training Boeing-737.

A new training module Door Training Boeing-737 has opened in the filial of Aviation Training Center (ATC) of airline VIM-Avia" in Domodedovo airport.

"We opened our own ATC on May 19, 2004 said Alexander Klishin, director of aviation training center of airline "VIM-Avia. We are constantly expanding and improving it so at the moment we are able to provide 82 different types of training for flight and cabin crews that are being trained on our simulators. In 2006, central filial of ATC was established, it is equipped with new modern classrooms, including - a class for English classes and the class of cabin crew training, which is equipped with a fuselage of airliner Boeing-757-200. Our center is the only territory of the Russian Federation, equipped with simulators for rescue training of flight and cabin crews of aircraft Boeing 757-200 and Boeing-737.

The near future plan of ATC is buying of training module Boeing-717, the most compact of the American jet aircraft construction corporate group." As chief of inspection of the security of airline "VIM-Avia" Anatoly Polonsky stressed, "VIM-Avia invests simulators hundreds of thousands of euros in training simulator, but that quite justifies the cost. Civil aviation is a very responsible transport industry; it can always lead to paying the bills. And it may cost very expensive to those who skimp on this kind of training.

Over the past three years in our company for 27,000 hours of flight only one incident occurred, still it was not very dangerous. This is a very good indicator, which says that "VIM-Avia has been paying very close attention to security of flights." 

 

April 14, 2011

Rostransnadzor: the situation with the fire security on railway transport is alarming

Federal Service for Transport Supervision is concerned with alarming situation with fire security of railway transport in Russia, said the head of Goszheldornadzor Federal Service for Transport Supervision Gennady Sarafanov.

According to him, a more careful attention should be paid to issues of fire security - especially during spring and summer seasons.

Sarafanov said that according to the results of the analysis of railway rolling stock over the past three years, including 2010, the number of fires in the operation of traction rolling stock is 43% of the total number of fires in the operation of rolling stock.

"And the number of fires in electric and diesel locomotives has increased in 2010. Most fires occurred on locomotives operated for more than 15 years and the main causes of fires are technical problems existing due to the depreciation of the park, as well as the unsatisfactory performance of repair and maintenance ", - said the head of Goszheldornadzor.

The situation with the railcar rolling stock is no better, he said. "For example, more than 16% of trains of the Sverdlovsk railway are not equipped with fire alarm system. Needless to say how potentially dangerous, and sometimes simply criminal may be the exploitation of locomotives and wagons without a security system that includes a system of fire prevention, fire protection systems, the complex of organizational and technical measures ", - said the representative of Rostransnadzor.

He stressed that this situation creates an increased risk of transport accidents and serious consequences.

"Unfortunately, in organization of passenger traffic - both on suburban and on far communications - working on the organization of fire protection system is unsatisfactory - while the opening of the summer holiday season is not far off," - said the Head of Goszheldornadzor Department.

According to his words, Goszheldornadzor believes that such an unsatisfactory situation in terms of fire safety on railway rolling stock arose in particular because of the fact that the railway workers are not trained enough and dont get the demanding professional knowledge in this field. 

 

April 13, 2011

Russia and Ukraine will discuss transport security and the Kerch Bridge

Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov and Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin will meet in Moscow to discuss transport security and construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure on Wednesday.

The parties will discuss these issues at the ninth meeting of the Subcommittee on Transportation of the Committee on Economic Cooperation of the Russian-Ukrainian interstate commission in Moscow on April 13-14.

"We will talk about cooperation in the water, railway, automobile, aviation industries and road services, about the organization of work on transport security", - stated in the report of the Ukrainian department.

In addition, members of the subcommittee will discuss realization of the project of the bridge across the Kerch Strait. 

 

April 12, 2011

The court canceled the requirement of the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision submitted to Domodedovo on total examination of all visitors of the airport

The Arbitration Court of the Moscow region declared that the Domodedovo Airport is not obliged to inspect all visitors in spite of the order of the President Dmitry Medvedev.

According to the court, airport services, in principle, can not meet this demand of the head of state. This decision was made on April 8 at the suit of the airport, which decided to challenge the injunction of the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision to carry out a total examination and develop a plan of transport security of the airport. The arbitration invalidated the demand of the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision.

The court pointed out that the order of Medvedev is addressed not to the airport, but to the Russian government, which should prepare a normative act for complete searching. Such rules were not functioning on the day when the act of terrorism took place and during the examination of Rostransnadzor. According to the court, the airport could not develop a plan to ensure transport security without regulatory system and official techniques.

Rostransnadzor intends to challenge the decision of the court. 

 

April 11, 2011

The State Duma completed its discussion of a bill to raise fines for Moscow and St. Petersburg

On Monday the State Duma completed the discussion in the third reading of the bill, which introduces higher penalties (up to 3 thousand rubles) for some traffic violations (driving regulations) for Moscow and St. Petersburg. Lower fines will function for the rest of the territory of the Russian Federation.

Voting on the bill that caused great public interest will be held at the end of the day, after that the document will be sent to the Federation Council, and then - signed by the President of the Russian Federation.

Increased fines in Moscow and St. Petersburg are proposed to be introduced from July 1, 2012, so that the governments of the two capitals will have managed to carry out pledges to construct and equip interceptor parking garages.

Currently, fines for violating of driving regulations are the equal in all regions of Russia, and their rise in Moscow and St. Petersburg, according to some experts, is unconstitutional because it violates the principle of unity of the legal field.

Deputy Head of the Government of Moscow Alexei Starovoitov reported that the practice of differential fines is very wide-spread in the world. The fines for violating traffic rules are differentiated depending on the area of the city in such cities as New York and Paris. So, in Paris, depending on the area, the penalties for the same violation range from 10 euros in the outskirts to up to 150 euros in the center.

 

April 8, 2011

Medvedev signed a law on data bases of airline passengers

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a federal law adjusting the Air Code of the Russian Federation on centralized data bases of airline passengers and on the investment of federal bodies of executive authority with powers to provide services in the sphere of civil aviation.

The bill was passed by the State Duma on March 25 and approved by the Federation Council on March 30 this year.

The alterations make amendments to the Air Code of the Russian Federation specifying how data of airline passengers is transferred into automated centralized base of personal data. They provide the transfer of authority to determine the order of the formation and maintenance of such databases of the Government of the Russian Federation to the federal body of executive power authorized in the sphere of transport.

The document was developed to eliminate the legal conflict that exists between the Law on transport security and the Air Code.

In accordance with the Law on transport security, a single state information system of ensuring transport security is being created; it consists, inter alia, of the personal data of passengers on both domestic and international flights.

The order of forming and maintaining such data bases was set previously by the Government of the Russian Federation. After the entry into force of the law on the transfer of the part of responsibilities of the government to the bodies of executive power this function has shifted to the Ministry of Transport. However, the appropriate changes were not inserted into the Air Code of the Russian Federation.

Moreover, Medvedev signed a federal law granting federal bodies of the executive power with authority to provide services in the sphere of civil aviation, pricing and state regulation of tariffs and fees. 

 

April 7, 2011

The governor and the Head of the transport prosecutor's office in the North-West discussed Transport Safety

According to the government portal of the Pskov region meeting of the Governor of the region Andrei Turchak and the Head of the transport prosecutor's office in the North-West Alexander Chubykin was held in the Pskov Region Administration on April 7.

The parties discussed issues of ensuring security at transportation facilities in the region. In particular, at the airport co-operative location "Pskov" and railway transport facilities, among which there are strategically important and high-security objects of federal significance.

Andrei Turchak emphasized that control under the antiterrorist security of transport infrastructure facilities is one of the priorities of regional management of implementation of the state policy on combating terrorism. These questions are in the area of special attention and they are constantly raised at meetings of regional antiterrorist commissions (ATC).

The Head of the region noted that it is necessary to install fencing along the section of an airline bordering the military part of the Defense Ministry, for improvement of the effectiveness of the antiterrorist security of the airfield "Pskov", because the frontier zone of conjugation has little control.

Another issue that the Governor raised during the meeting is ensuring security of the facilities of railway transport in the region. Regional Anti-Terrorist Commission drew attention of the management of Oktyabrskaya Railway to the lack of anti-terrorist protection of railway facilities, but there has been neither any answer and nor any practical results.

In his turn, Alexander Chubykin emphasized that he shares the concern of the regional authorities concerning security issues at the facilities of transportation, and offered to join efforts in solving this problem. He also spoke about the experience of other regions, which can be useful for the Pskov region. 

 

April 6, 2011

Russian Railways will allocate 1.9 billion rubles to provide railway infrastructure subjects with Technical Security Equipment in 2011-2013

President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin reported speaking at the network conference call that "one of the most urgent issues on the daily agenda that requires constant work is providing anti-terrorist security." 1.9 billion rubles is allocated from company funds for provision of public facilities with Technical Security Equipment within the framework of the project "Traffic Safety" for the period of 2011 - 2013.

Yakunin said that the company continues to equip stations with special screening equipment.

Currently, the management of railway stations is working on implementing of a complex programme to ensure public security on transport. The programme provides equipment of stations with stationary metal detectors, screening and other special equipment.

Yakunin said that today it is necessary to improve legislation on the restriction of access to transport infrastructure and the surrounding areas, as well as increasing of the level of security of the high-speed rail traffic subjects.

 

April 4, 2011

Inspection zone began to work at the Leningrad station

Zone of luggage screening for passengers of high-speed trains Sapsan began to work at the Leningrad station in Moscow.

Complexes of screening equipment includes a radiation monitoring equipment with the function of surveillance, stationary multi zone metal detector, portable explosive vapor detector, portable X-ray television installation, stationary scanning conveyor-type installation for inspection of luggage, manual metal detector. Selective screening of passengers will be carried out at the stage of the pilot project.

Such inspection zone will be put into operaton At the Moscow station in St. Petersburg on April 6. 

 

April 1, 2011

Novgorod region will get 111 million rubles for provision of security in metro in 2011

111 million 240 thousand rubles was allocated from the Russian federal budget for implementation of measures to ensure public security in metro in the Nizhny Novgorod region in 2011. The corresponding decree of the Russian government was signed by the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on March 24.

According to the decree, these subsidies are provided within the framework of the Complex Programme of public security in transportation.

In total, assets were allocated to eight regions: the Republic of Tatarstan, Volgograd, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, the Sverdlovsk region, and also Moscow and St. Petersburg. The total amount of subsidies allocated to these regions is 2 billion rubles.

Let us recall that metal detectors are already being installed within the framework of the programme to ensure public security on transport at Moscow railway station in Nizhny Novgorod.

164.6 million rubles was allocated the federal budget for the implementation of measures to ensure public safety in metro of the Nizhny Novgorod region in 2010.  

 

March 31, 2011

All Russian metro stations will be equipped with inspection systems by 2014

This was reported by the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Andrei Nedosekov.

The Deputy Head of the Ministry of Transport reported that currently 46 stations in Moscow, 14 - in St. Petersburg and 1 or 2 stations in other regions of the country where there is underground are equipped with a minimum set of screening equipment (frame, metal detector, explosion-proof container). A. Nedosekov clarified that this equipment is installed at the connection hubs and stations adjacent to railway stations.

Meanwhile, full sets of screening equipment are already set in subway stations Okhotny Ryad in Moscow and Ladozhskaya in St. Petersburg. "Testing of these objects will be completed by May 1, end and we will get recommendations for further action" - said A. Nedosekov.

A. Nedosekov reminded that on the whole 46.7 billion rubles will be allocated to the implementation of transport security programs up to 2014. (Including 12 billion rubles - for the subway, 3.9 billion rubles - for railway transport, 2.7 billion rubles. - for air transport, 7.7 billion rubles - sea and inland waterway). 

 

March 30, 2011

Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation introduced a proposal of giving employees of Private Security Companies working in the sphere of transport authority to screen passengers

"We have prepared and have already introduced to the government proposals agreed with the FSB and the Interior Ministry that the officers of the transport security and Private Security Companies working on transportation facilities should have inspection rights" - said the Deputy Head of the Ministry Andrei Nedosekov.

He explained that, if proposals of the agency are approved by the government Transport Ministry will introduce the bill to the Cabinet. "Its development is already in progress", - said the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Transport.

Currently, screening and verification of documents on transportation facilities can only be carried out by law enforcement agencies. 

 

March 28, 2011

Amendments to the Air Code of the Russian Federation will protect the personal data of passengers

The State Duma passed amendments to the Air Code of the Russian Federation during the third reading on Friday, March 25.

The adopted amendments touch upon the transfer of personal data of passengers of the aircraft into automated, centralized database of personal data (ACDPD). Provision involving establishment of the order of transfer of personal data of passengers of aircraft into ATSBPD is excluded from Article 85.1 of the Air Code by Russian government. Instead of it, this function will be performed by the authorized entity in the field of transport. At the moment there is a legal collision between the law on transport security and the Air Code. To eliminate it, the amendments were adopted.

Another document approved by the State Duma also refers to the Air Code. The government bill that was passed in the third reading gives new powers to the federal authorities of executive power, which can now provide services in the field of civil aviation, pricing and state regulation of tariffs and fees.

The bill is aimed at identifying the legal nature of fees for services of civil aviation, taking into account the standards stipulated by the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The Russian legislation has no provisions that would define the legal nature of such charges.

 

March 24, 2011

Only two of the 15 bus stations in the Leningrad region meet the security requirements

Only two of the 15 bus stations in the Leningrad region meet the safety requirements developed by the Ministry of Transport, reported General Director of JSC Lenoblpassazhiravtotrans Yuri Gulevsky.

"Bus stations of the Leningrad Region are in terrible condition. You all remember the situation in the club "Lame Horse". The situation with our stations is even worse, "- said Gulevsky during the meeting of the Advisory Council on the organization of transport services in suburban and intermunicipal service of the region on Thursday.

According to him, only the bus station in Tikhvin and bus station "Severniy" near the underground station "Devyatkino correspond to the security requirements. In most bus stations there are no waiting rooms, no special rooms for mothers and children, and there is no timely repair. In addition, because of the tenants of selling spaces load on electricity is exceeded at the bus stations.

 

March 23, 2011

Terrorist acts are in companies authority

Terrorist attack in Domodedovo can change the system of organization of transport security. Transport Ministry wants to withdraw responsibility for anti-terrorism measures, blaming airports, ports, train stations and carriers. Measures proposed by the Ministry will lead to an increase of both - direct costs of industry spent on security and risks due to possible claims of victims.

Ministry of Transport prepared suggestions for amendments in the Administrative and the Criminal Code, Federal Law "On transport security" and the Air Code, and also a number of additional documents, in particular "Requirements to ensure transport security" from February 8, an Order of Rostransnadzor "On approval of administrative regulations of the Federal Service for Transport Supervision" dated 26 January (N GC-42fs). They were sent to the government in March.

Transport Ministry has already sent "Requirements to ensure transport safety", and relevant order to the owners of new transport infrastructure. Security services will be transferred to the new function - "to identify and suppress terrorist acts", determining the level of terrorist threat. Area of responsibility of their own security services will expand from "clean" zones (after pre-flight inspection) to landslide (where the attack took place in Domodedovo) and access roads to transport hubs. According to the suggestion of Ministry of Transport, in fact, the aviation airport security will be hedging the linear controllers, duplicating their duties.

The airlines are supposed to "designate a person responsible for ensuring traffic security on each plane", equip aircraft with " the necessary means of control" over security. Carriers are not ready yet to estimate the financial costs because of the "absence of specificity" in innovations. "But the Ministry of Transport has promised to clarify their requirements in the near future", - explained the CEO of one of the airlines.

 

March 22, 2011

Nurgaliev: transport security system will be created in Russia within 3 years

Complex system of transport security in Russia will be created within three years, 1.8 billion rubles is allocated to equip militia units, reported the Head of Ministry of Interior Rashid Nurgaliyev on the expanded board office on Tuesday

According to him, after the tragic events at the airport "Domodedovo" the Russian president set the task of integrated assessment of antiterrorist protection of transport infrastructure.

"In accordance with the decree of the President a program of integrated transport security is approved. It provides the introduction of radio communication underground, equipment of expert divisions in laboratories, including the explosion of technical profile, a system of inspection and control of vehicles throughout the country, improvement of detector dog handler service within three years"- Nurgaliyev said.

He emphasized that 1.8 billion is allocated to equip the militia units that ensure security in transport. The Head of the Ministry of Interior said that the increase of extremism is observed in all federal districts.

"Departmental programs and a plan to combat extremism in 2010-2012 were developed. Over the past two years illegal activities of several groups who had committed serious crimes on grounds of ethnic and religious hatred, including murder with extreme cruelty were prevented by the Ministry of Interior with the help of the Prosecutor's Office and the FSB"- said Nurgaliyev.

 

March 21, 2011

North Ossetia would provide 15 million rubles to ensure transport security

Within the framework of the program "Safe Republic" North Ossetia will provide 15 million rubles to equip facilities of railway and air traffic of the region with modern systems of the antiterrorist security.

According to the Director of State Unitary Enterprise "Security" Dmitry Reysih, sites of entrance and departure in the Republic will be equipped with gas analyzers of explosives, metal detectors, endoscope, devices that detect radioactive and toxic substances, covert surveillance systems.

Dmitry Reysih said that the equipment that makes it possible to maximize the anti-terrorist protection of the population, will be installed in Vladikavkaz airport and railway station in the near future.

 

March 10, 2011

Parliamentary hearings on transportation security were held in the State Duma

Parliamentary hearings on Urgent measures to improve the legislation in the field of transport security were held March, 10 in the State Duma . The first vice-chairman of the State Duma Oleg Morozov said opening the event: "The problem of transport security draws attention of public, ministries and departments, the State Duma. It is not mere chance that the three Duma Committees undertook the preparation of today's parliamentary hearings. Perhaps it makes no sense to hide that the discussion of the topic was urged by the latest events in our country, connected with a monstrous act of terrorism. Still, it would be fair to say that considering of this topic should not be based only on some immediate problems and issues that arise, but on viewing the perspective, knowing that this theme is strategic and it concerns virtually every citizen, every person ". This was reported in the press service of Vice Speaker of the State Duma.

"And therefore the recommendations that will be accepted by all institutions of authority, segments of our society, all those who in one way or another are involved in the subject of transport security should be the result of our discussion today, - continued Oleg Morozov. And we really have a lot of problems here. This is the task of the legislation improvement, which is obvious to us - the representatives of the parliament. This is a problem of clear, understandable to everyone distribution of functions and responsibilities, because recent events have revealed the existence of the problem it is not always clear who is responsible for what and this confusion leads to new problems which will be solved bringing in grave losses.

Our present task is to examine problems without reserve and to find the ways of solving them. This is how I see the theme of today's conversation. "

 

March 9, 2011

Criminals will be disclosed due to behavior and reactions from summer on in the North West Region

The first group of specialists in profiling (complex psychological techniques based on observation of behavior and reactions of potential criminals) will take part in administration of the transport of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in the North-West Federal District (North-West) on June 1, 2011. 25 employees of the transport police (the existing traffic police will be referred to in such a way as a result of the reform) will receive special education based on programmes that will help to acquire skills of profiling technology in all forms of transport facilities. According to experts, the programme which cost has yet not been set will increase the security of transportation facilities.

"By June 1, the ministry will develop programmes, educational profiling technology in all forms of transportation facilities, because now there are specialized sectors for application of profiling only at airports", - as administration reports. The first 25 employees of the Northwest administration having finished training at training centers in the Ministry of the Interior and the Russian Institute of Advanced Studies of MIA employees, will become specialists in profiling and will deal with it alone. Trained staff will be distributed to all transport facilities of the North-Western District. Assignment of specialists precisely at one railway station or airport and not the other will depend on the data of informational analytic administration groups at transport, defining where the situation is most dangerous. 25 employees, specializing only in profiling - this is only the first group of trainees. Subsequently, their number will grow depending on the successful realization of the program. 

 

March 9, 2011

Parliamentary hearings on transportation security were held in the State Duma

Prosecutors inspection revealed that road service stations, bus stations and businesses engaged in passenger transportation by road and public transport, and also subway, do not meet the requirements of safe operation of the transport sector, Russian General Prosecutor Office reported on Wednesday the.

"Inspection has shown that the Russian Ministry of Transport does not fully exercise his responsibilities for public policy and legal regulation in the area of transport security", - stated in the report of the Office.

"We got an improvement notice from the General Prosecutor Office and now we are working at eliminating revealed violations" - reported the Transport Ministry.

According to the General Prosecutor Office, due to the fact that the Ministry has not yet approved the requirements for providing transportation security of objects and vehicles, and also methods of vulnerability assessment, specialized organizations can not start conducting vulnerability assessments of motor transport infrastructure facilities.

"Inspection of prosecution office showed that the current road service stations, bus stations and businesses engaged in passenger transportation by road and public transport, and also subway does not meet the requirements of safe operation of the transport system At the moment" - reports the Office.

General Prosecutor Office underlines that subsequent to the results of inspection the suggestion to develop and adopt requirements to ensure traffic security at road service stations, providing necessary equipment of such areas with road barriers, video surveillance systems and checkpoints, and also requirements for businesses of all ownership forms engaged in passenger transportation by road and public transport and also subway, to ensure the security and pass control on the territory of the enterprise was sent to the Minister of Transport.  

 

March 5, 2011

Terminals will be checked for dirty areas  

After the events at the airport "Domodedovo" RosMorRechFlot examined plans for protection of 20 port terminals in sea transport. According to the report of the head of the Transportation Security Agency Nikolai Trusov, completed work has shown that at some objects of water transport infrastructure there are also so-called "dirty areas", precisely in such an area an explosion broke out at Moscow airport.

According to M. Trusov, the Agency sent circular letters, that instruct all maritime passenger terminal to carry out additional activities in improving their anti-terrorist security.

As a positive example N. Trusov cited an initiative of St. Petersburg passenger port, "Marine Facade" for the meeting on strengthening anti-terrorist security of the object.

 

March 4, 2011

Russian railways plan to equip with cameras more than 600 crossings toward 2015

Russian railways (RZD) approved a programme of security level improvement concerning traffic on rail-road crossings in 2011-2015, providing equipment of more than 600 crossings with video surveillance and video recording devices, as the press service of the company reported.

Thus, in 2011-2015 it is planned to overhaul more than 2,2 thousand crossings, rubber flooring will be set on 1000 and 949 objects, 219 crossings will be equipped with automatic crossing signaling device. It will be modernized at 83 crossings. 38 crossings are to be equipped with gate crossings, blockages will appear at 203 crossings, and will be overhauled at 512 crossings.

The program provides equipment of Light Emitting Diodes with new traffic light heads at 131 objects. Also activities aimed at improvement of power supply are planned at 437 crossings, and activities aimed at improvement of lighting are planned at 674 crossings. More over, it is expected to reduce the number of crossings of roads and railways at the same level. According to the Railways data, 65 overpasses will be built for this purpose by means of the federal budget. 

 

March 3, 2011

Levitin suggested handing over a part of the Ministrys functions to the Association of Navigable Companies

On March, 3 the Minister of Transport of the RF Igor Levitin took part in the common session of the Association of Navigable Companies. The Minister reminded, that at the end of February the Association celebrated its 7th anniversary and noticed that the organization proved to be a serious and significant union in sphere of transport.

Levitin supported handing over a part of functions of the Ministry of Transport and Federal Water Resources Agency to self-regulating organizations. Levitin named the issues which may be discussed with participation of the Association: measures on increasing of navigation security, the issues of insurance and financial guarantees. We are ready to consider your initiations in this sphere, the Minister said.

He called the members of the Association for supporting the Ministry and taking part in preparing and discussing of the legal documents.

Besides, the Minister of Transport paid attention to necessity of tightening control over the issues of antiterrorist security of transport objects. "At the moment the regulatory structure for the Federal Law- 16 (On transport security) is almost worked out and in this regard, the owners of the infrastructure and transport objects will have to solve a number of tasks. Consequently, collaboration is necessary"

 

March 1, 2011

Federal Transport Supervision Service (Rostransnadzor) offered the new method of transport security control

Head of the department Alexander Kasyanov suggested conducting unannounced inspections and even imitating illegal intrusion into the railway stations and airports. He considers that such arrangements should be held jointly with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Supervision Service. The Minister of Transport Igor Levitin believes that for better transport security it is necessary to amend some laws.

"Transport security implies both technological and antiterrorist security. But we should clearly divide these two types, because the law on transport security strengthened our activity in sphere of antiterrorist transport security. We have two tasks - industrial security and antiterrorist security", -Mr Levitin underlined.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has already held the complex of top-priority measures for strengthening of transport security. Particularly, the number of field services officers on transport objects increased and airport officers were redistributed from the "sterile" to "nonsterile" areas.

In addition, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Rashid Nurgaliev underlined that "cynologists with dogs are on twenty-four-hour duty at all the large transport hubs".

 

February 28, 2011

Security expenses in 2012 may be included into the passenger railway tariffs

In March — April the Government of the RF will consider the issue on indexation of the passenger tariffs with account for the expenses of the Russian Railways (RZD) affiliate, the Federal Passenger Company, for transport security in 2012 (purchase and maintenance of such equipment for the railway stations).

“These expenses will be included into the tariff not separately, but into its infrastructural constituent”, — the official of the Ministry of Transport of the RF reported.

The Ministry of Transport, the Federal Tariff Service and RZD were ordered to consider the issue on inclusion of the transport security expenses into the structure of the railway tariffs.

In case security expenses appear in the tariff, the cost of transportation will increase insignificantly for the passenger, as the official of the Ministry of Transport asserts. The ticket may rise in price by 1.5.- 2 % by the planned indexation, as the expert of the Institute of natural monopolies issues Vladimir Savchuk considers.

Besides, the carrier, probably, will have to employ specialists for detection and identification of explosive substances and video surveillance operators.

 

February 22, 2011

Ministry of Transport worked out requirements for security on all modes of transport

Ministry of Transport placed on its website the requirements for security for all modes of transport and road infrastructure. There were no analogous enactments before.

Speaking about personnel, its training requires special attention. For each of four modes of transport object there will be special requirements to personnel training. Thus, for large railways of federal significance training should be held no less than twice a year.

Document check is obligatory not only among passengers but also among those who work on transport objects. If an officer of the service retires his pass ticket is cancelled in order to protect the closed territory and parking place from strangers.

On each object an order of revelation and recognition of those who have no right to pass to the zone of transport security should be introduced. Besides, an official responsible for security, including well-timed informing about change of the degree of threat, should be appointed on each object. Twenty-four-hour video monitoring and recording should be conducted. Gathering, handling and storing data in electric form from all the technical means of transport security provision and passing the data to the authorized departments of the federal executive body should be also performed.

Requirements to transport security provision are worked out in accordance with the federal law "On transport security" (Source - Rossiyskaya Gazeta).

 

February 18, 2011

Complex training was held in Tolmachyovo

In the period from 15 to 18 February 2011 in the Novosibirsk airport Tolmachyovo training of the rescue team of the airport with attraction of collaborating organizations for emergency response on the objects of the airport complex was held.

In the process of training the rescue team and airport personnel improved their actions in case of emergency situation in airport terminal of domestic airlines. Besides, work of automatic warning, fire control and smoke exhaust systems was estimated.

For the period of training an emergency response team that controlled and estimated actions of the services was created. The staff of the airport and collaborating organizations gained additional experience in emergency relief operations. The services fulfilled the set tasks successfully.

 

February 17, 2011

Leningrad Region creates the common security system

Leningrad Region started creating the common security system, within the framework of which the posts of deputies of heads of administration in the sphere of security were introduced in the municipal districts and in all educational institutions of the region, as the governor of the region Valery Serdyukov announced at the first session of the coordinating meeting for law enforcement on Tuesday, February 15.

He said that every step has brought positive results, but the work should continue, because the system functions not to the full extent.

Representatives of 201 municipalities of the first level, urban and rural settlements, are poorly involved into the common security system. By the way, the village headmen and district authorized representatives are close to people and may warn them about the danger in time, as the governor underlined.

The most important issues discussed were transport security measures and antiterrorist protection of the objects of housing facilities and community facilities, as the Department of information policy of the regional government reports.

Valery Serdyukov suggested to the meeting's participants to make alterations into the legislation, providing the man security measures provision at the planning phase already, for instance, the objects of the transport infrastructure. In this case it will be easy to find the finances for reconstruction of the objects when a threat to the man security and health appears.

"This direction- protection of man's life from every potential threat- should become the basis for our work. We should unite efforts to create the complex security system, including all the structures and departments, which are responsible for the man's welfare",- Valery Serdyukov underlined.

 

February 15, 2011

One will have to pass an interview before getting aboard the plane

For the purpose of air traffic control the tourists will be checked not only before entering the airports but also inside of them. One will pass an interview with security officers. "Transaero" became the first air company that followed the Israel air carriers.

After the terrorist attack in Domodedovo the carrier decided to create a special branch that will be responsible for security. Workers of this branch will conduct an obligatory interview with the passengers. Today only tourists flying to Israel have to pass such an interview called "profiling". Nevertheless, "Transaero" will increase the number of races the passengers of which will have to answer the questions of "profilers".

Besides, security officers will watch the loading of the flight catering, luggage and cargoes into the plane. Additional stationary posts for protection of the planes of the company and prevention from penetration of unknown persons on board will appear, as press center of "Transaero" reported. Besides, a special cynologist service will appear. The service will inspect all flights and aircraft maintenance divisions of the company.

 

February 14, 2011

Working group for transport security provision will start functioning in St. Petersburg

Working group that will be responsible for transport objects security, is created in St. Petersburg. Vice Governor of St. Petersburg Valeriy Tikhonov is the head of the group.

Governor of St. Petersburg Valentina Matviyenko reports that the working group consists of representatives of all the security agencies including the Main Department of Internal Affairs, Federal Security Service of Russia and Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigation Committee of Russia for St. Petersburg. Participants of the group will monitor execution of the President's orders given to the governors of the regions and heads of RZD after his recent visit to the Kiev Railway Station in Moscow.

 

February 11, 2011

Medvedev ordered to hold antiterrorism exercises

President of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev gave a month and a half for preparation of the plan of exercises for antiterrorism security on transport and other public places. Head of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Minister of Internal Affairs Rashid Nurgaliev, head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Sergey Shoigu, Minister of Defence Anatoliy Serdyukov and head of the Ministry of Transport Igor Levitin are responsible for the project.

 

February 11, 2011

Medvedev is displeased with the number of policemen in "Vnukovo"

Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev considered the number of policemen in the airport “Vnukovo” that he visited on February 11, to be not enough.

Medvedev asked a desk sergeant about the number of policemen in the airport. It appeared that in conditions of tightened security only ten policemen are on duty and usually- there are five or six of them. The President announced that it is not enough. "System of work should be aimed at antiterrorism, but not at common crime, though it is also important",- Medvedev added.

At the same time the President noticed that in "Vnukovo" there is order "in contrast to the yesterday's situation". On February 10 Medvedev visited the Kiev Railway Station where he found neither policemen, nor metal detector frames.

Head of the government remained displeased with the security level in the Kiev Railway Station and ordered the head of RZD Vladimir Yakunin to put things right on railway transport and report on the results of work in three days.Besides, according to the results of the check of the Kiev Railway Station Medvedev put the responsibility for the total security provision on transport on the Federal Security Service. Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov asserted that all special services together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs will coordinate the work for transport security provision.

 

February 9, 2011

Transport department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Far Eastern Federal District discussed transport security with the representatives of the interested authorities

Interdepartmental session "On state of transport security in the Far Eastern Federal District. Problems and was of solution" took place on the basis of transport department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Far Eastern Federal District.

Representatives of the Far Eastern transport prosecutor's office, the Khabarovsk transport prosecutor's office, the Department of government aviation supervision and department of supervision over security provision in the Far Eastern Federal District, the Far Eastern Interregional Department of the Federal Air Transport Agency, the Far Eastern Territorial Department of the Federal Agency of Railway Transport of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, the Far Eastern regional direction of railway stations of the Far Eastern Railroad, the Far Eastern branch of "Federal Passenger Company" JSC, "Khabarovsk Airport" JSC and etc.

At the meeting in the transport department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Far Eastern Federal District deputy head of the department, police colonel Vladimir Palyukh noticed: "Today at the joint session we should work out measures for solution of the issue of coordination and collaboration of all the interested authorities with account for complexity of the considered issue". Participants of the meeting paid special attention to the issue of introduction of the "pilot" project on the railway terminal on the Khabarovs-1 station with creation of voluntary groups of representatives of transport organizations and temporary stop of the passenger flow to platforms from the side of the luggage section.

At the meeting issues of organization of protection of transport infrastructure objects of the region, efficiency of the measures for minimization of terrorism threat, preserving of stable operating environment, control over the current situation and problems existing in the legislation were discussed.

Besides, it was noticed at the meeting that in spite of the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 30.07.2010 #1285-p, confirming "Complex programme for transport security provision", no investments into the Far Eastern Federal District were allocated. Today the problem of equipping of transport objects by the technical control means remains one of the most important because it is connected to considerable financial expenses.

 

February 4, 2011

"M2M telematics" has worked out standards of GLONASS introduction on transport

"M2M telematics" group of companies announced about completion of works by state order for working out projects of navigation standards of the Russian Federation in sphere of introduction of the Global Navigation Satellite System on transport facilities for the Federal Highway Agency of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. Government standards in sphere of GLONASS introduction on transport facilities strengthen the existing standards of demands to assignment, architecture, features and functions of the transport dispatch control systems on the basis of GLONASS.

Federal Highway Agency of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation ordered research and development works of GLONASS introduction into public road system, passenger transportation, housing and utilities infrastructure and other spheres of the transport complex within the frames of the Federal Target Programme "Global Navigation System".

The company reports that in spite of the fact that government standards for GLONASS introduction on road facilities, land passenger transport and special transport of municipal services are recommendatory, the worked out standards will support all the companies interested in the usage of GLONASS in selection of qualitative navigation equipment and allow to escape careless contractors within the frames of introduction of the system of transport monitoring and management.

 

February 3, 2011

RZD will increase investments into railway stations security by the end of 2011

"Russian Railways" (RZD) plan to equip 34 railway stations by checking devices by the end of 2011. Thus, the number of railway stations at which cameras will be installed, will amount at 112 by the end of 2011.

"We submitted the initiative on amendments to the complex programme for security provision for increase of the number of equipped railway stations to the Ministry of Transport",- head of RZD Vladimir Yakunin noticed today at the interdepartmental meeting on issues of transport security.

Speaking of equipment of railway stations, Mr Yakunin noticed that respective means are allocated. "The problem is to find the necessary equipment",- Mr Yakunin underlined and added that Russian enterprises produce not enough.

Vladimir Yakunin asserts that over 11 billion roubles are allocated for provision of security of the railway transport infrastructure annually. Mr Yakunin also announced that over 4,5 billion roubles are allocated for equipping the objects by technical security means. "Besides, taking into account the increased demands to security provision, we forward considerable funds amounting at 250-300 mln roubles annually for modernization of the established security systems",- he noticed.

 

February 2, 2011

Airport capacity will be taken into account while working out a summer schedule

Access of air carriers to the charter summer programmes 2011 will depend on hourly capacity of the airport that they have chosen for landing.

It is about the entrance to the airport. After the terrorist attack in Domodedovo all passengers, seers-off and welcomers will be carefully checked.

Yesterday according to introduction of total checking, the decree of the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation "On measures for provision of security and regularity of air transportation during summer 2011" was published. Main criterion for the Federal Air Transport Agency in making a decision will be capacity of the airport chosen by the carrier, as the Ministry reports. Besides, the capacity should be confirmed by calculation of the airport security service and head of the Line Internal Affairs Department that holds responsibility for this aviation node. Calculations should be based on possibility and existence of technical means of checking and personnel capacity. Besides, if there is lack of power for checking all the entering into the aviation node, the airport should prefer its basic carrier (Source - Rossiyskya Gazeta).

 

February 1, 2011

Navigation security measures will be tightened on the Far East

Navigation security measures will be tightened on the Far East, as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Viktor Olerskiy announced at the joint session of the Ministry of Transport and the Federal Fishery Agency.

Viktor Olerskiy said that at the meeting an agreement in two weeks to prepare a list of measures for increasing of the navigation security level, was reached. It especially concerns the Far Eastern regions and the active fishery zone.

Viktor Olerskiy underlined that regardless of identity of vessels it is a question of navigation security and people's lives, first of all.

 

January 31, 2011

Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation works out a range of transport control measures

Russian police works out a range of transport control measures to prevent tragedies similar to the explosion in Domodedovo Moscow airport on January 24, as Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia Rashid Nurgaliev reported on January 31, 2011.

For the purpose of tightening control over the transport sphere the President of the country Dmitry Medvedev created a new post of one more Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs who will hold responsibility for transport security. Mr Medvedev appointed Police Colonel-General Viktor Kiryanov to this post.

"Today I call for critical assessment of the transport control measures. I also call for analysis of the results of prophylactics and prevention of crime including measures of antiterrorist security on transport objects", -said Nurgaliev at the meeting in the head transport department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

He also pointed out the necessity of working out a range of measures according to the results of this work. "According to the results of the conducted work it is necessary to define a range of organizational and practical measures for the purpose of prevention of such tragedies",- Mr Nurgaliev said.

 

January 28, 2011

Medvedev suggested installing scanning systems in all metro stations

The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev suggested installing scanning systems in all metro stations.

The system consists of a small frame that scans suspicious luggage.

Thus, designers explained to the President that passenger evacuation will be unnecessary and traffic and passenger flow schedule won't be violated.

"We have purchased about 50 such devices each costing 1,5 mln roubles",- Director of the Federal Security Service of Russia Alexander Bortnikov reported.

Subway officers support the suggestion of the President.

"The equipment is really necessary taking into account the fact that yesterday there were three cases of detection of suspicious luggage in subway",- they said.

 

January 27, 2011

Special department will hold responsibility for transport security

Common government authority that will provide transport security, should be created, as Vice Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov announced at the urgent meeting devoted to the issues of transport security reinforcement and infrastructure objects protection.

Mr Ivanov asserted that the current situation, as the terrorist act in Domodedovo showed, the complex programme "Transport security provision" adopted six months ago, needs amending. The programme was meant for 2010-2014 and provided funding within the limits of 46,7 billion roubles. Last year 7,8 billion roubles was allocated for its implementation, Mr Ivanov said.

According to the experts, the complex programme will be amended with account for the current situation. Therefore, more attention may be drawn to aviation. Specialists may come to agreement that permanent total measures of security will be introduced in the airports: each of us will be screened at the entrance to the terminal and checked at the entrance to the "pure zone" after flight check-in before enplanement. Anyway, time for amendment of the programme will be limited, as the expert asserted. The draft decree of the government "On confirmation of the scheme of airports and infrastructure objects protection" is already prepared. This document is submitted to the Ministry of Justice for reincorporation. After that the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation will submit it to the government. Experts believe that this document will be adopted in the shortest terms (Source - Rossiyskaya Gazeta).

 

January 26, 2011

State of transport security provision in the Russian Federation remains unsatisfactory- Dmitry Medvedev

"I consider that the transport situation stays unsatisfactory",- Dmitry Medvedev underlined at the special session.

Dmitry Medvedev reminded that "in March of the previous year he issued a decree on equipping of the most sensitive objects and transport means by specialized technical devices for security support and public warning means". "Complex systems of transport security provision and prevention of emergency situations and terrorist attacks should be created by 2014",- the President demanded. Besides, Dmitry Medvedev ordered "transport infrastructure subjects to work out security provision plans".

"I would like to know what was done and check the largest transport objects for the respective law observance. I even admit that the respective plans are prepared, but I doubt if they are really implemented",- the Head of the Government noticed.

The President also announced that transport police holds passive position in sphere of public security provision. The police should deal with security issues "every day as in the countries with existing terrorist threat, but not occasionally. Only in this case we will reach effect",- Dmitry Medvedev asserted.

 

January 25, 2011

Head of the State Duma Transport Committee suggested amending the law on transport security

Chairman of the State Duma Transport Committee Sergey Shishkaryov suggested amending the transport security legislation because the base law "On transport security" adopted in 2007, "doesn't respond to dangers existing in our country" today, as the official site of the "United Russia" Party informs. The statement of the parliamentarian was made in connection to the terrorist attack in Moscow airport Domodedovo.

Sergey Shishkaryov believes that the first problem of the mentioned law lies in the fact that transport security provision falls within the authority of the transport infrastructure subjects: airport operators, air carriers and etc. This thesis of the law should be amended and it should be pointed out that in case of participation of the transport infrastructure subjects the transport security issues should fall within the authority of the state bodies, the Russian Government, respective ministries and special services, as the parliamentarian asserts.

The second part of the law is connected to absence of any reference to the issues of financing and budgetary sources, providing support to transport security, as Sergey Shishkaryov believes. This will be made in the nearest future.

Sergey Shishkaryov considers that the state programme "Complex systems of transport security provision", adopted on July 30, 2010, should be implemented by 2014. "We have to acknowledge that the terms of the programme implementation should be shortened",- the official announced.

"I believe that the parliamentary committee and deputative control methods will draw attention to the report of the Accounts Chamber dated December 30, 2010. The report is on selection check of implementation of this programme. The report is meant for administrative use. That's why I can't provide full information on the results of work of the Accounts Chamber.

However, it should be noticed that during the last six months as the programme "Complex system of transport security provision" is being implemented, facilities are not effectively used and measures for technical equipment are not carried out. Unfortunately, we have to say that we didn't do our best to protect our citizens from such tragedies",- Sergey Shishkaryov asserted.

 

January 25, 2011

X-ray, luggage checking lane and metal detectors will appear in St. Petersburg subway after the terrorist attack

From April a pilot project will be introduced in St. Petersburg subway: metal detectors, luggage checking lane, x-ray cabin and electron projector for neglected luggage checking will appear on 20 metro stations, as Head of the Department of Internal Affairs on subway Sergey Avtomonov announced.

He said that today a part of the equipment is installed on Ladozhskaya station as an experiment. Soon, the equipment will appear on the stations of Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya line and central stations, including Sadovaya and Gostiny Dvor stations.

For maintenance of the equipment 1100 people will be employed. Besides, Avtnomov noticed, that new cars that will start functioning in subway from 2012, will be equipped by video cameras.

In December a point of passenger check consisting of metal detectors, luggage checking lane and explosion-proof camera also appeared on Moscow metro station "Okhotny ryad" after the disorders on the Manezh Square.

 

January 20, 2011

Against unwanted guests

Till March 31, 2011 the most sensitive objects of the transport infrastructure of Russia (bridges, junctions, platforms and etc.) and transport means will receive additional protection. Within the frames of the complex system of transport security provision they should be equipped by specialized technical devices defending from unlawful acts: fences, cameras, penetrating sensors and etc.

Besides, mostly Russian investigations will be used. Application of technical means of foreign companies is available only in case of absence of domestic equivalents.

One of the main tasks of the Complex programme is protection from technogenic and natural dangers and creation of a population warning system on transport. The list of events included into the programme for 2011-2013 was made according to the results of sensitivity assessment and object categories. First of all, the plan of actions provides prophylactic and preventive measures based on principles and mechanisms of implementation of the Federal law "On transport security".

At the second phase expansion of the complex system and its further development will be provided. In prospect it will be amended in accordance with the Transport strategy of the Russian Federation to 2030 (Source - Rossiyskya Gazeta).

 

January 19, 2011

Suspicious passengers will be screened in St. Petersburg subway

At Ladozhskaya metro station the first specially equipped point of passenger and luggage screening in the country opened. Today the system functions in the test regime. The new security system is a whole complex of modern equipment similar to that of airports. There are frames of metal detector, fixed scanning X-ray unit of personal inspection and conveying equipment for cargo and hand-luggage screening. Besides, the portable X-ray complex that may show what is inside the bag, left at the platform, is also used. Sensors in the lobby detect explosive substances and video surveillance intelligent system observes the passengers comparing faces with data base. The specially equipped point of passenger and luggage screening is located in a separate room and functions in the test regime, as in Russia there is no law allowing to put the point into full-rate operation (Source - Rossiyskaya Gazeta).

 

January 17, 2011

Over seven thousand cases of violation of transport legislation were detected in 2010 in the Perm krai

Administration of state vehicular control in the Perm krai monitors observance of the transport legislation in passenger and cargo transportation. Priority tasks are prevention of emergency situations on transport and increase of security level of the citizens using services of transport enterprises.

According to the annual plan of scheduled check, 1181 checks were planned in the previous year. Press service of the department reports that the Administration of state vehicular control conducted 2103 checks, including 922 unplanned.

Thus, the Administration of state vehicular control detected 7024 cases of violation of transport legislation in sphere of automobile transport and public road system. The cases showed that car owners don't fulfill the requirements to the order and rules of organization of various types of transportation.

 

January 14, 2011

In 2011 over 10 mln roubles will be allocated for engineering of the equipment for three subway stations in Nizhni Novgorod

In 2011 over 10 mln roubles will be allocated for engineering of the equipment for three subway stations in Nizhni Novgorod, as website of the administration of Nizhni Novgorod informs.

According to the report, on January 31 an open contest in placement of municipal order for engineering of the equipment for three subway stations in Nizhni Novgorod will be held.

Aims of the works are increasing of protection of subway passengers and personnel from unlawful interference, including terrorist attacks, supplying of transport infrastructure objects with engineered features and transport security support systems with account for possibility of their expansion and creation of centralized distributing systems.

Funding sources are the city budget 2011 and the federal budget.

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