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Would airport-style train security make us less safe?

(The following appeared on the Infrastructurist website on June 15, 2011.)

After intelligence gathered at Osama bin Ladenís compound raised fears of a terrorist attack on Americaís trains, Senator Chuck Schumer called for Amtrak to embrace airport-style security measures, such as a ďno-rideĒ list. Sen. Schumer said he would get the appropriations process going soon, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, while declaring Amtrak perfectly safe, responded by saying he would look into the senatorís suggestions.

So far nothing has come of Schumerís bluster. But some believe that if airport-style security does make its way into train stations around the country, it will do more harm than good.

Full story: The Infrastructurist

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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