News Tagged With: anti-terrorism
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August 7, 2013

Via Rail considers new security checks in response to terror plot

New measures may include greater scrutiny of checked baggage, more inspections by bomb-sniffing dogs and security checks on passengers.


October 8, 2012

NJ Transit texting program yields 300 tips

Seventy-one of the tips garnered by the federally funded tip line regarded homeland security issues. All tips are sent to the NJ transit Police communications center.


August 10, 2012

DHS launches redesigned website

The new design incorporates user feedback and current web best practices to make the website more user friendly and employs a new content management system to improve functionality.


August 1, 2012

DHS continues testing MBTA subway airflow

Involves releasing non-toxic, inert, odorless gas and particle tracers into the subway system and nearby locations. Particle and gas concentrations will be sampled in more than 20 stations covering the entirety of the underground portion of the MBTA subway system as well as numerous locations in Boston and Cambridge.


May 3, 2012

MBTA to test biological sensors at stations

These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.


April 19, 2012

Anti-terror program monitors Houston Metro buses

Undercover officers are now riding selected buses as part of a pilot program focusing on counter-terrorism. The agency launched the program BusSafe last week by conducting a "sweep" of certain bus routes, stops and shelters.


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.


August 31, 2010

Smiths wins D.C. Metro anti-terrorism contract

PROTECT and FirstView allow transit authorities to monitor multiple chemical warfare sensors, distribute command and control responsibilities among agencies, and integrate Metro's hundreds of cameras into a manageable system.


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