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 22, 2012
This new See Say iPhone app allows MBTA riders to proactively communicate with transit authorities and receive alerts from authorities in emergency situations.
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.
December 4, 2009
Will involve the release of common, harmless tracer gases on underground portion of MBTA subway system from December 5 to 11.
September 22, 2009
Systems have stepped up safety patrols in response to a DHS advisory connected to an FBI investigation of a possible U.S. terror cell and an alleged plot to use hydrogen peroxide explosives.
June 1, 2009
The Transit Security Grant Program provides $150 million to hire transit law enforcement officers, mobile explosive detection screening teams, and anti-terrorism teams.
April 10, 2009
$25 million allocated for Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies within the Amtrak rail system.
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