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

Amtrak, MBTA remain alert for possible terrorist retaliation

(The following appeared on the Westwood Patch website on May 2, 2011.)

WESTWOOD, Mass. — Westwood is home to two train stations that service commuters of the MBTA and customers of Amtrak, and both agencies said Monday that while there were no immediate threats in relation to the death of Osama bin Laden, security forces will not ease back.

But despite no immediate threats, a spokesperson for Amtrak said staff and crews will continue to remain vigilant in the wake of bin Laden's death Sunday.

“When 9/11 happened, and the airlines were grounded, Amtrak continued to operate across the country keeping America on the move," Amtrak Spokesperson Christina E. Leeds said in a news statement Monday. "The Amtrak Police Department continues to remain vigilant in its protection of the traveling public."

MBTA staff, meanwhile, said while there have been no reports of specific threats after Sunday's news, crews will continue to be on alert, and encourage commuters to report any suspicious activity immediately.

Full story: Westwood Patch

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2021 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

UP files federal suit over unions’ objections to vaccine requirement
KCS reports Q3 2021 results
KCS: “Commercial headwinds” reduce volumes in Q3 2021
Activist investor TCI unveils plan to cut costs, boost service at CN
STB sets schedule for Amtrak Gulf Coast service case
Q&A: Railroad Retirement spouse benefits
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines