May 6, 2013
Staff was prepared, primarily due to the new equipment and training acquired in recent years with federal grant money. Transit operators were able to view real-time footage from system’s several thousand security cameras and live feeds from hundreds of other city- and state-owned cameras, for the first time ever.
April 22, 2013
Two men who were arrested in Montreal and Toronto were targeting an Amtrak passenger train heading north to Canada out of New York's Penn Station. Once the train had passed into Canada, the attack was to commence
August 10, 2012
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
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
These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.
October 25, 2011
Funding will enable patrols of Sun Tran’s transit facilities, with more than $200,000 of this funding dedicated to pay for Tucson Police Department personnel over the next three years. The grant also funds a public awareness campaign to educate riders on transit safety and security.
May 3, 2011
Transportation agencies in New York and Washington, D.C. both announced they have put in place additional precautionary measures.
November 17, 2010
To improve local reporting of suspicious behaviors and activities, and not individuals, the campaign uses the Los Angeles Police Department's iWATCH community reporting program.
May 13, 2010
Awards will be made on a rolling basis over the summer. They include $253.4 million to a Transit Security Grant Program and $11.5 million for an Intercity Bus Security Grant Program.
December 15, 2009
Funds granted based on capabilities to reduce risk through training, operational deterrence, drills and public awareness activities; key critical infrastructure and asset protection; and other mitigation activities.
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