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Connecticut lands federal grants to step up rail security

(The following appeared on the Progressive Railroading website on June 2, 2010.)

The state of Connecticut will receive $5.2 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to bolster security along the state's rail system, Gov. Jodi Rell recently announced.

The funds will be used by the state departments of Transportation and Emergency Management and Homeland Security to install fiber-optic cables along rail right of way. The cables will accommodate video cameras at local rail facilities, Rell said in a prepared statement.

Past security grants have totaled nearly $9 million. In addition to other security measures, federal funds will help establish canine transit security teams, Rell said.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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