NJ Transit to Offer Terrorism Awareness Training
People line up to board a New Jersey Transit train at the train station in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007. The head of NJ Transit is recommending a 10 percent fare hike, beginning June 1. The increase would apply to both bus and rail fares. On Tuesday, outgoing NJ Transit executive director George D. Warrington said that it would close a budget deficit of about $60 million in the agency's proposed $1.5 billion budget. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Updated at 1:45 PM EST on Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010
About 9,500 NJ Transit workers will soon receive terrorism awareness training.
The program is funded with a $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transit Security Grant Program.
NJ Transit says the training is designed to teach frontline employees how to quickly recognize potential high-risk individuals through "observation and assessment'' of their behavior.
NJ Transit is the third largest transit system in the country, providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines.
Published at 1:39 PM EST on Nov 10, 2010
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