Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Transit Watch Security Check points

On February 7 2011 I returned from Boston via subway to exit at North Station. At the terminals was a Security Check. I passed on the right where an officer in yellow and a second individual were standing with a table in front of them. I asked what they were doing?
We are doing Security bag checks. I said do you want to check mine? No the officer stated,
that man over there is in charge, to which I turned and saw another Officer in yellow with others stopping certain people. Apparantly, it was on a set number he determined.

I do not have time to scan the small card he gave me but will try to post it at some time.

It states:

Due to concerns raised by the Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies, the MBTA is taking steps to make the transit system safer and more secure.

For the protection and the security of the riding public, all persons choosing to use the MBTA transit system will be subject to security inspections of their handbags, briefcases and/or
other carry on items.

Any person refusing to allow a security inspection will be either denied entry or requested to leave MBTA property.

Any person refusing to leave when requested to do so, will be subject to arrest for trespass persuant to M.G.L. 266 & 120.

All unattended bags or packages will be searched and removed by the MBTA.

Additionally, all persons entering the transit system, should be advised that their transportation may be delayed in order to carry out other security measures.

Working together, transit employees and customers can provide a highly effective first line of defense against terrorism.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

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