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September 8, 2011

New Jersey Transit changed security approach post 9/11

This meant implementing a new level of vigilance for the agency's transit police; a long-term effort to educate riders; partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; and an increase in special operations security training.


September 2, 2011

Calif.-based OCTA launches counter terrorism team

The team is being launched through a $122,000 federal grant and will further the Homeland Security mission in Orange County.


August 31, 2011

Amtrak bolsters security during 9/11 anniversary period

Rail service is conducting more passenger and baggage screenings, increasing the use of K-9 explosive detection teams, and expanding police patrols at stations, on trains, along the tracks and other key rail infrastructure.


July 18, 2011

Subways are biggest terror threat post 9/11

NYPD's security strategy includes the use of bomb-sniffing dogs, random bag checks, regular inspections of tunnels and mining for intelligence about potential threats.


November 5, 2010

Former NJ Transit employee, ACLU to sue agency

When Fenton was fired, the agency released a statement saying it had "concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed." The ACLU contends that Fenton was exercising his free speech.


April 21, 2010

APTA urges Congress to increase security funding

During his testimony, APTA President William Millar announced the results of a recent survey of public transit systems that identifies $6.4 billion in security needs and urged Congress to provide at least $1.1 billion in funding for fiscal year 2011 — the level authorized under the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.


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