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U.S. Sets New Standards to Boost Rail Security

The U.S. government on Thursday set minimum security standards for the nation’s rail systems, including the use of bomb-sniffing dogs to screen luggage and trains. “Our objective is to keep the transit systems open and keep them safe and secure,” Asa Hutchinson, the Homeland Security Department’s undersecretary for border and transportation security, told reporters. The new requirements, which cover passenger, commuter and mass transit systems, take effect on Sunday. The directive is part of a stepped up U.S. rail security plan that took shape after March 11 commuter train bombings in Madrid that killed nearly 200 people. Full Story

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