Security devices fail during rail tests
ARLINGTON, VA — A $7 million Department of Homeland Security program that tested futuristic screening equipment in major rail systems last year found that each of the technologies tested had significant problems that prevent them from helping to thwart a terrorist attack. For the full story, click here.
LACMTA considering changes to subway station security
LOS ANGELES — Embarrassed by its slow reaction to a mercury spill on a subway platform in December, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are discussing adding barriers, attendants and more officers to beef up security at subway stations. For the full story, click here.
FRA discusses gap solutions
CAMBRIDGE, Mass — At the second day of a Federal Railroad Administration study group meeting on gap safety, several railroads discussed gap widths, statistics on gap accidents and measures they are taking to prevent falls. For the full story, click here.