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Amtrak chief: Trains more vulnerable to terrorist attack than planes

(The Associated Press circulated the following on May 17, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak President Joseph Boardman says he wants to step up security patrols of the passenger rail network and explore new technologies able to provide advance warning of track tampering following revelations that al Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains.

Boardman told a Senate panel Tuesday that the agency has expanded its use of explosive-sniffing dogs and is in close contact with U.S. and international security agencies.

Full story: www.forbes.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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