U.S. Testing Rail Travel Security Screening

A national test program aims to make rail travel safer.
May 7, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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One by one, the commuters - about 250 of them - paused during evening rush hour yesterday at the New Carrollton commuter rail station to step into a portal the size of a phone booth. There, several cool puffs of air shot at them, enough air to blow neckties into the air. The scene was the launch of a national pilot test program to make rail travel safer. The passengers and nearly 400 bags were screened for explosives at the Prince George's County station- the first such test on a commuter rail system in the country."

Thanks to Richard Layman

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Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 in The Baltimore Sun
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