News Tagged With: terrorist-attacks
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January 30, 2014

Attack on public transit seen as top Super Bowl security risk

Law enforcement officials say that while authorities were focused on a public transit type of attack, they are not aware of any specific plans to target the game or surrounding events


December 30, 2013

Transit targeted in Russian bombings

A suspected suicide bombing hit a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s explosion at Volgograd’s main rail station — a major transit point for people traveling to Sochi — which killed 17 people and injured 35.


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.


August 23, 2012

NJ Transit boosts bus security over terrorism concern

The "BusSafe" counterterrorism and criminal deterrence program consists of bus patrols and increased inspections at transit terminals, garages and high-volume boarding areas.


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.


March 31, 2010

Article: Five suggestions for safer transit systems

Steps include "gaming technology," germ warfare and emergency preparedness.


March 29, 2010

MARTA increases security following Moscow subway attacks

MPD is in regular communication with DHS, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force.


December 4, 2009

DHS to study chemical attacks on subways

Will involve the release of common, harmless tracer gases on underground portion of MBTA subway system from December 5 to 11.


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