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NYC Transit Agency Unveils Security Plan

New York will install 1,000 surveillance cameras and 3,000 motion sensors in its sprawling network of subways and commuter rail stations as part of a $212 million security upgrade announced Tuesday. The upgrade marks the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s largest financial commitment to its counterterrorism program. Although the agency approved a $591 million security plan in 2002, it had spent only a fraction of that until this new deal with Lockheed Martin. MTA Executive Director Katherine Lapp rejected suggestions that the announcement was tied to last month’s terrorist attacks in London that killed 52 people, saying planning for the upgrades has been going on for more than a year. Lockheed Martin was chosen as the prime contractor last week. Full Story

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