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Security tightened on rail systems

The 10 million commuters a day who use the nation’s subway and rail systems may notice increased security today as new federal mandates go into effect. The measures include the use of bomb-sniffing dogs, the removal of trash receptacles and announcements urging greater awareness of unattended packages or bags. Less noticeable will be more coordination between local and federal security officials. “Travelers may not see any difference, but they should feel a greater confidence that there are minimum security standards in place,” says Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary for border and transportation security at the Department of Homeland Security. Hutchinson announced the new security mandates Thursday. They are a response to the bombings of commuter trains in Madrid that killed 191 people in March. Full Story

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