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In Madrid Wake, U.S. Preps for Transit Attacks

Last year’s Madrid bombings, which killed 191 people, raised international concerns and helped make transit security a new priority in the United States. Many officials in the industry are seeking out specialized training to prepare them for such an attack. “I think the Madrid incident highlighted for transit [workers] in the United States their worst nightmare,” said Jeff Beaty, of TotalSecurity.US, a firm that offers such training. Robert Hertan, head of San Francisco’s Mass Transit Authority, is taking precautions. He went to Pickatinny Arsenal in New Jersey for special training because he says it is better to be safe than sorry. Full Story

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