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July 2, 2014

N.Y. police to crack down on subway acrobatics

Police Commissioner William Bratton acknowledges he is targeting subway acrobats as part of his embrace that low-grade lawlessness can cultivate a greater sense of disorder and embolden more dangerous offenders.


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.


May 15, 2013

After alleged terrorist plot, VIA Rail Canada may check IDs

Part of an effort to enhance security after an alleged terrorist plot to derail one of its trains. VIA Rail does not typically check IDs.


May 1, 2013

High-speed rail security addressed in new report

Draws upon empirical data from proprietary database of terrorist and serious criminal attacks against public surface transportation and from reviews of selected HSR systems, including onsite observations.


April 17, 2012

Amtrak earns TSA recognition for security

Included a review of topics such as an agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs.


September 8, 2011

N.Y. MTA reopens station damaged on 9/11

The collapse of the Twin Towers caused significant damage to the Cortlandt Street R station as well as the Cortlandt Street station on the 1 line, which remains out of service. The $20 million project to reopen the southbound platform was funded by the Port Authority and the MTA.


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.


March 2, 2009

Amtrak to participate in U.S. - U.K. security exchange

The goal of the exchange is to solidify a security partnership, share lessons learned and best policing methods to protect rail passengers and systems on both sides of the Atlantic.


January 29, 2009

Toronto Transit to receive more police officers

Thirty-six additional officers will assist with traffic, safety and security.


November 13, 2008

DHS announces new rail security standards

Final rule will require freight and passenger rail carriers to designate rail security coordinators and report significant security concerns to the Transportation Security Administration.


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