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Monorail safety net in place

Security on passenger rail line to include surveillance cameras, guards. Las Vegas Monorail officials are betting that security guards, surveillance cameras and other features will keep commuters safe after the rail line opens later this summer. “We’ve gone above and beyond with safety on this system,” Todd Walker, a monorail spokesman, said Wednesday. “We’re confident that we’re doing everything within our abilities to make sure this is among the safest systems in the U.S., if not the world.” The issue has taken on greater significance as of late, in the wake of a train bombing in Madrid, Spain, earlier this year and a monorail fire in Seattle this month that drew attention to the vulnerability of rapid transit lines. In late May, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a directive ordering passenger rail operators to implement various protective measures. Full Story

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