Management & Operations

D.C.-area transit increases station security

Posted on July 2, 2007

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) stepped up security in the D.C. region in light of recent bombing attempts in the U.K. and the July 4 holiday.

 

Additional transit police officers were visible in rail stations and parking lots, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) volunteered special security teams to patrol some stations.

 

Metro officials point out that the agency received no information of a credible threat to the transit system, but sought to remain vigilant while encouraging passengers to report suspicious behavior to transit police.

 

The TSA issued a statement regarding the increased security measures at airports and mass transit facilities but did not raise the national threat level.

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