Report faults TSA on Amtrak security

May 24, 2016

Watchdog report faults TSA on Amtrak security

By Melanie Zanona, The Hill

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has not yet implemented all the requirements of a decade-old law aimed at addressing terror threats on Amtrak, according to a new report.Website Insert Turnkey Packages copy

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General found the TSA has “limited regulatory oversight processes” to strengthen passenger security at Amtrak because the agency has not complied with all of the recommendations mandated by Congress following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The inspector general’s report was requested by several lawmakers following an August 2015 incident in which an armed gunman opened fire on a passenger train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, highlighting the vulnerability of rail systems to terrorist attacks.

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