As some of you undoubtedly have noticed, there’s an increased security presence along Metro rail, including highly visible uniformed personnel and those charming (but very capable) K-9 dog teams. It’s a precautionary measure, in light of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Sunday.
While there have been no specific threats against the transit system, the Sheriff’s Department and Metro are remaining vigilant, which is good news for those of us who ride the rails daily.
Along with a more visible presence, the Sheriffs are conducting random baggage searches and additional plain clothes personnel are keeping watch. Real-time monitoring of the rail system is ongoing through Metro’s Emergency Operations Center. The goal is to enhance our safety and confidence as 9/11 approaches.