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New York Secures Tunnels, Bridges for RNC

Vehicle inspections are routine at tunnels and bridges throughout the New York City these days. One recent morning, four police officers at the Queens-Midtown tunnel flagged down a white van in a stream of Manhattan-bound traffic. The driver jumped out and cheerfully opened the back. The officers looked inside, found nothing of interest and waved the van through the checkpoint. Over the next hour, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority officers inspected about two dozen vehicles, most of them commercial vans and large trucks. As New York prepares to open the Republican National Convention, cops are guarding the city’s roadways, bridges, tunnels and ports. Some security measures were put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, but inspections have increased ahead of the convention. More than 1 million people travel the city’s bridges and tunnels every day. Full Story

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