According to the PTA, more than 16 times as many people use public transport like buses, ferries
and trains, compared with domestic air travel. PTA president William Millar says that transit organisations have spent around $US1.7 billion on raising security levels but government funding for more surveillance cameras at stations, improved comms paths and better training are required to get the job done.
Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration will start screening train passengers using X-ray machines, sniffer
dogs and explosive detection equipment at Washington Station this month. The idea is hat screeners will run baggage through an X-ray machine while passengers will go through an explosives detection portal. It’s not the first time airport-style security has been implemented at a railway station. In May a suburban station in Maryland was one of the most secure in the
world as a pilot for the Washington Station roll-out went through its paces.