Schumer Pushes Better Rail Security

Wants "do not ride" list for Amtrak in wake of bin Laden discoveries

Sunday, May 8, 2011  |  Updated 12:40 PM EDT
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Schumer Pushes Better Rail Security

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Senator Schumer urges an upgrade in U.S. rail security in wake of bin Laden's plans to attack trains

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for better rail security now that the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound has turned  up plans to attack trains in the U.S.
    
Schumer said Sunday that he will push for the creation of a ``do not ride'' list for Amtrak. The list would be similar to the no-fly list that keeps those suspected of terrorism from flying into or out of the United States.

     Notes and computer materials seized from bin Laden's compound in Pakistan last Sunday showed bin Laden wanted to strike American cities again and discussed ways to attack trains.
    
Schumer is calling for increased funding for rail security in light of the new intelligence.
    
The New York Democrat says the U.S. must remain vigilant in protecting itself from future attacks.
 

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