7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Democrats introduce rail security plan

(The Associated Press distributed the following article on May 13.)

WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress have heard public transit agencies' cries for more money to pay for security.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and some other House Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to improve security for passenger rail systems, including Metro. The Safe TRAINS Act would distribute nearly $3 billion over three years to public transportation systems that apply for the funding. Norton says bus and ferry systems could also be eligible.

The money would pay for cameras, communications equipment, explosive detection, training, ventilation and other upgrades. The legislation would also require transit authorities to come up with emergency response plans.

The bill's sponsors point out Congress has appropriated less than $300 million for rail security compared to $14.5 billion for airline security since September 11, 2001.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

U.S. Senators say pandemic relief plan would give airlines $17 billion, Amtrak $1 billion
Norfolk Southern lays off 71 workers in Bellevue, Ohio
NJ Transit testing new technology to protect riders, employees
Canadaís crude by rail exports crater as output cuts free up pipeline space
Judge deems Oklahoma train crossing law unconstitutional
Georgia Portís mega rail project hits milestone
Port of Savannah sets all time container record in October
Multiple fire departments called to NS train derailment in Amherst, Ohio
Amtrak lands contract to operate Metrolink trains
CP announces best-ever November for Canadian grain transport
KCS announces 20th anniversary Holiday Express fundraising results to date
RRB Q&A: Private rail pensions may reduce supplemental annuities
Q&A: Railroad Retirement spouse and widow(er)sí annuities and public service pensions
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines