Bus

MTA, NJ Transit up security in wake of Boston bombing

Posted on April 16, 2013

Following yesterday’s Boston Marathon bomb attacks, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and NJ Transit released statements about heightened security on the systems.

Yesterday, MTA police released the following statement on Twitter:

“The MTA Police Department, which patrols the LIRR & Metro-North, is increasing police patrols today in response to the Boston incident. NYPD is also on alert and indicated they will give additional attention to the subway system.”

Meanwhile NJ Transit’s spokesperson John Durso, Jr. released the following statement yesterday:

“As a result of today’s tragic events, NJ Transit is currently in a heightened state of alert. While there has been no specific threat made to our transit system at this time, NJ Transit police have deployed both uniformed and plainclothed officers to further patrol our system and keep our customers safe. NJ Transit police are also in constant communication with local, state and federal authorities. We are reminding our customers to observe their surroundings and report any suspicious or unusual activity to NJ Transit police. Again, that number is 1-888-TIPS-NJT.The hearts and thoughts of all of us at NJ Transit go out to those affected by this senseless tragedy.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alexander Dennis lands double-deck bus order

The 13 buses will have capacity for 120 passengers, 79 of them seated, and will enter service from July 2019 to replace and enlarge tl’s double-deck fleet.

Nova Bus lands largest North American bus order

The five-year contract, covering the period from 2020 to 2024, calls for the delivery of 497 40-foot hybrid buses LFS HEV and up to 1,028 vehicles on option.

BusCon 2018 set to return to Indianapolis in October

Registration is open now for this year's show, which will include a look at electric buses and autonomous vehicles, as well as training courses from NTI and EnerDel.

Creative Bus Sales orders 100 GreenPower buses

The order includes the 15 buses for inventory and demonstration that are on order with GreenPower.

First Transit names new VP, west region operations

Fadi Chakbazof will be responsible for all operations in the west region, reporting directly to Beverly Edwards, COO.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close