Topic : Transportation Security Administration

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TSA, Amtrak to test suicide vest detection devices at Penn Station

Security and Safety | February 28, 2018

The passive system triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device passes by the mechanism.

NJ Transit using explosive screening device at random stations

Security and Safety | December 8, 2016

Known as a passive threat analysis system, the equipment monitors riders by measuring body density as they pass by, but doesn't require them to stop and empty their pockets to be checked.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2015

TSA commends 5 transit agencies for security programs

Virginia Railway Express; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Long Island Railroad; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit were recognized.

Bus| July 18, 2013

16 transit systems awarded TSA ‘Gold Standard’ rating

Assessment includes a review of topics such as an agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs. Systems honored include N.Y. MTA, Boston’s MBTA and San Francisco’s BART.
Rail| April 17, 2012

Amtrak earns TSA recognition for security

Included a review of topics such as an agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs.
Bus| March 5, 2012

17 transit systems given TSA 'Gold Standard' rating

Assessment includes review of agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs.
Bus| December 22, 2011

TSA increases transit screenings

Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response teams have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in subways, train stations and other public transit locations in the last year.
Rail| June 16, 2011

Amtrak enhances security with right-of-way protection

Security countermeasures will provide additional right-of-way protections for passenger trains, particularly those operating on the Northeast Corridor. They will join existing Amtrak security efforts focusing on threats related to the use of improvised explosive devices in a station or on a train, or an active shooter scenario.
Bus| April 4, 2011

TriMet to complete security camera installation

A $1.2 million Transportation Security Administration grant will help the agency to add closed circuit television cameras at the 10 remaining MAX stations currently without them. The grant also will fund security improvements at some facilities.
Rail| December 17, 2010

D.C. Metro will conduct random carry-on inspections

The inspections, conducted in conjunction with TSA officials, are expected to take only minutes and designed to be non-intrusive, as police will randomly select bags or packages to check for hazardous materials using ionization technology as well as K-9 units trained to detect explosive materials.
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