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

Chicago beefs up security following Moscow train attacks

(The following appeared at CBS2Chicago.com on March 29, 2010.)

CHICAGO Chicago is beefing up security along public transit routes following the subway bombings in Moscow earlier today.

In a statement, the city said there are no known threats against the city in connection with the terror attacks, which killed at least 38 people. City officials have spoken with federal law enforcement and Metra and Amtrak officials about the bombings.

As a precaution, the city will be adding more uniformed officers in the transit system during rush hour.

"We want to remind residents that vigilance and awareness of their surroundings is an important part of our safety efforts, and we encourage them to report any unusual or suspicious activity to 9-1-1," the city's statement said.

Metra spokesman Mike Gillis said: "We continue to be in a state of heightened awareness and are taking appropriate actions to maintain the security of our passengers."

Female suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday in twin attacks in Moscow. The carnage blamed on rebels from the Caucasus region follows the killings of several high-profile Islamic militant leaders there.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2018 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

2 Chicago police officers killed by Metra commuter train while pursuing suspect
Unions protest at South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs
Oil companies, railroads clash over tank car reform
Long-awaited NJ Transit reform bill sent to Governor for final approval
Amtrak to meet PTC deadline in Pacific Northwest
CP Rail unveils new high-efficiency trains
Teamsters reach last, best and final proposal with Anheuser-Bush
Genesee & Wyoming reports rail traffic for November 2018
Siemens, Alstom offer to sell high-speed train technology: sources
Ottawa to announce $1.6 billion for battered energy sector
Railroad Retirement and unemployment insurance taxes in 2019
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines