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US rail security lags, House panel told

The Department of Homeland Security has given 24 officials the job of improving national railway security and, nearly three years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, they are still working on an initial assessment of threats to the rail system, a House panel was told yesterday. Moreover, while the government has spent some $11 billion to improve aviation security since the attacks, it has spent about $100 million on rail security. “We think you need some help,” said Jack Quinn, Republican of New York, House transportation and infrastructure-railroads subcommittee chairman. “If we can fund airports this way, we need to be cheerleading in this subcommittee to fund the railroads.” Full Story

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