WASHINGTON – The multicolored AP via Yahoo!that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks could be getting an overhaul — or could be eliminated entirely. -
In addition to being vague to the point meaninglessness, the color coded alert system created a boy-who-cried-wolf attitude regarding air travel. I travel all the time, and haven't seen the constant "Orange Alert" increase vigilance in any way. I suspect it's done the opposite.