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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.


May 6, 2011

Al Qaeda planned 9/11 anniversary rail attack

U.S. government officials reported finding evidence of the terror group’s plot to attack a train somewhere in the United States.


May 5, 2011

Web poll: Has your transit system boosted security since news broke about OBL?

A congressional hearing was held Wednesday to discuss the challenge of protecting mass transit systems with a dwindling budget as new threats arise in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death.


April 12, 2011

Man sentenced for D.C. transit bomb plot

Farooque Ahmed, who had plotted with people who turned out to be part of a six-month government sting, pleaded guilty to two terrorism-related charges. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison.


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.


April 10, 2009

FEMA announces $970M in preparedness grants

$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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