Transit Security: What More Can Be Done?
Following the London subway bombings in July, preceded by the train bombings in Madrid and the September 11 attacks in 2001, public service announcements are heard train and bus stations everywhere. Before the Department of Homeland Security raised the threat level public transportation, most public transit agencies across the country had already stepped up their systemwide police presence and mobilized their employees as extra security in stations and onboard trains. They also increased communications with local, state, and federal law enforcement, added canine patrols, intensified vehicle, station, and right of way checks, and boosted their "if you see something, say something" education programs. This article looks at what should be done, what is being done, and, importantly, who will pay for it.
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- Luczak, Marybeth
- Publication Date: 2005-9
- Media Type: Print
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: pp 37-43
- TRT Terms: Financing; Passenger trains; Public service; Rail (Railroads); Security; Security checkpoints; Terrorism; Threats
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 01006598
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 19 2005 10:53AM