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Transit, terror experts urge bomb dogs for trains, buses

BART officials say plan likely would be effective. Roving teams of bomb-sniffing dogs are the cheapest, quickest way to prevent a Madrid-style terrorist attack, a panel of transit security officials and counterterror-ism veterans said Thursday. The Transportation Development Institute recommended that train, trolley and bus systems not wait for homeland security grants from Washington. “There are no additional funds for your industry. So you have to do what you can do with what you have,” James Broder, a former FBI agent with a 40-year career in counterterrorism and security, told transit chiefs. “I think this is an excellent building block to improve security in transit.” Full Story

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