Topic : anti-terrorism

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Sen. Schumer calls for mass transit employees to be checked against terror list

Security and Safety | December 13, 2016

Said positions like engineers, train conductors, and those maintaining the tracks on both rail lines like Amtrak as well as subways, should be checked against the watch list, similar to the way airline employees current are.

L.A. on alert after terrorist threat to Metro rail station

Security and Safety | December 6, 2016

The threat came to light a few days after the one year anniversary of the Dec. 2, 2015, terror attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 people and injured 22 others at the Inland Regional Center.

September 26, 2016

'See Something, Say Something' is Key Anti-Terrorism Tool for Transit

After acts of terrorism — domestic or international — law enforcement agencies are almost always asked: “How are you ‘ramping up’ your security efforts?”

Security and Safety | August 25, 2015

Amtrak touts security initiatives in wake of Paris incident

Has implemented a number of security initiatives to improve safety and security for employees and passengers, including the use of explosive detection K-9 teams; passenger and baggage screenings; and strong partnerships with local, state, federal and international agencies.

Security and Safety | July 31, 2015

KCATA wins $174K anti-terrorism grant

About $100,000 will go toward developing a blueprint for coordinating with local law enforcement and other public safety agencies responding to any terrorist incident on a bus or affecting bus service.

Rail| August 7, 2013

Via Rail considers new security checks in response to terror plot

New measures may include greater scrutiny of checked baggage, more inspections by bomb-sniffing dogs and security checks on passengers.

Rail| October 8, 2012

NJ Transit texting program yields 300 tips

Seventy-one of the tips garnered by the federally funded tip line regarded homeland security issues. All tips are sent to the NJ transit Police communications center.
Bus| August 10, 2012

DHS launches redesigned website

The new design incorporates user feedback and current web best practices to make the website more user friendly and employs a new content management system to improve functionality.
Rail| August 1, 2012

DHS continues testing MBTA subway airflow

Involves releasing non-toxic, inert, odorless gas and particle tracers into the subway system and nearby locations. Particle and gas concentrations will be sampled in more than 20 stations covering the entirety of the underground portion of the MBTA subway system as well as numerous locations in Boston and Cambridge.
Rail| May 3, 2012

MBTA to test biological sensors at stations

These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.
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