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Amtrak to randomly screen bags and step up patrols

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February 19, 2008
Travel Safety
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“Amtrak, the only long-haul passenger rail service in the United States, will for the first time randomly screen passengers’ bags and deploy armed security officers on trains and platforms, the railroad said on Monday night.

Details of the shift in security strategy at Amtrak will be released on Tuesday, but the railroad said the steps were not in response to any threat.” (Reuters)