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August 27, 2013

BART awarded transit security funds for Transbay Tube

The money also helps fund BART’s patrol teams made up of eight highly trained personnel who specialize in anti-terrorism prevention and detection.


May 6, 2013

MBTA security enhancements aided in Boston bombing response

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

U.S., Canadian officials foil VIA Rail Canada terror attack

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

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.


October 25, 2011

Ariz.’s Sun Tran, Veolia awarded $300K security grant

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

Law enforcement urges vigilance after killing of Bin Laden

Transportation agencies in New York and Washington, D.C. both announced they have put in place additional precautionary measures.


November 17, 2010

'See Something, Say Something' launches in L.A.

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

DHS tabs $790M for transit, infrastructure security grants

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.


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