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Amtrak now checking IDs

Posted on November 18, 2004

Amtrak has begun random checks of passengers' IDs as a precaution against terrorist attacks.

The onboard checks, which started at the beginning of this month, are part of a broader program to improve security, according to Amtrak officials.

Amtrak also is requiring passengers to show identification when buying a ticket at ticket counters and to tag all luggage with the owner's address.

The new measures have not resulted in any arrests yet.

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