New Fears That Trains Could Be Targets For Terrorists


New fears that trains could be targets for terrorists

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration has yet to strengthen security procedures at railroads a decade after legislation required such actions in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to two reports.
Both the House Homeland Security Committee’s Democratic members in findings released Monday and the Department of Homeland Security inspector general in 2016 found vulnerabilities on trains, even as security has been strengthened at the nation’s airports.
Combined with recent reports that an al Qaida publication told followers how to attack passenger railroads in the U.S. and Western Europe, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Tuesday sought information about what …

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