Houston Port Pilots ID System

The Barbours Cut terminal at the Port of Houston has begun a pilot test of DAC Services TranSecure, a system that matches driver fingerprints to identification data stored on smart cards. The cards will allow quick verification of driver IDs for access to secure terminal areas. The Port and Maritime Security Bill recently passed by Congress calls for new security measures that do not unduly impede

The Barbours Cut terminal at the Port of Houston has begun a pilot test of DAC Services TranSecure, a system that matches driver fingerprints to identification data stored on smart cards. The cards will allow quick verification of driver IDs for access to secure terminal areas.

The Port and Maritime Security Bill recently passed by Congress calls for new security measures that do not unduly impede commerce flow. The new system could help Houston, which is the country's second largest port by trade volume, meet that requirement at its intermodal facility, according to a port authority spokesman.

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