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16 transit systems awarded TSA ‘Gold Standard’ rating

Assessment includes a review of topics such as an agency's security plans, security training, drills/exercise programs, public outreach efforts and background check programs. Systems honored include N.Y. MTA, Boston’s MBTA and San Francisco’s BART.

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.

TSA increases transit screenings

Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response teams have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in subways, train stations and other public transit locations in the last year.

Amtrak enhances security with right-of-way protection

Security countermeasures will provide additional right-of-way protections for passenger trains, particularly those operating on the Northeast Corridor. They will join existing Amtrak security efforts focusing on threats related to the use of improvised explosive devices in a station or on a train, or an active shooter scenario.

TriMet to complete security camera installation

A $1.2 million Transportation Security Administration grant will help the agency to add closed circuit television cameras at the 10 remaining MAX stations currently without them. The grant also will fund security improvements at some facilities.