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2009-09-09 05:30:00

Operation ALERTS underway today from Virginia to Vermont WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During today's morning and evening commutes, Amtrak Police, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel and law enforcement officers from more than 100 federal, state, local, rail and transit police agencies are being deployed at approximately 150 passenger rail stations throughout the Northeast Corridor region in an exercise of expanded counterterrorism and incident response...

2008-09-12 00:00:19

By MICHAEL SCHMIDT FTA outlines safety measures The Federal Transit Administration prints a guide outlining safety measures for employees in ground transportation. Warning signs for suspicious activity include people who are: 3 In an unauthorized or restricted area. 3 In the wrong place or appear lost. 3 Loitering, staring or watching employees and customers. 3 Pacing, nervous or jumpy. 3 Acting in a disorderly manner, alarming or disturbing others. If an employee comes across a suspicious...

2005-09-21 17:47:48

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators challenged on Wednesday a Bush administration official's claim that security on American mass transit systems was "outstanding" as they called for more focus on subway and bus security to thwart a London-style attack. "I must say, I don't know how you could make that judgment, when the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has not made a risk assessment" of the mass transit systems, Sen. Susan Collins told the official,...

2005-07-07 06:55:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington and New York beefed up security checks on their public transport systems and urged commuters to exercise extra vigilance on Thursday after a series of explosions rocked London's subway and bus system. "In response to events in London, the Metro transit police will increase their presence in and around the Metro transit system. We ask customers to please be alert and report any unusual activity or suspicious packages," the Washington Metropolitan Area...