NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — NJ Transit is using behind-the-scenes tactics to increase security on its commuter trains and buses.
The effort includes developing a new intelligence unit with the FBI and working with detectives from the federal Transportation Security Administration.READ MORE: Harlem's Josephine Baker About To Be Given France's Highest Honor, A Resting Place In The Pantheon
NJ Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo told the Asbury Park Press the agency increased patrols with K-9 units and Emergency Services Units with the capability to detect radiological and chemical agents after the death of Osama bin Laden revealed al-Qaida was plotting to target U.S. rail systems.READ MORE: First Responders Pay Tribute To Sean Patrick Carroll, Volunteer Firefighter Killed In Thanksgiving Day House Fire
All 11,000 NJ Transit employees are receiving security awareness training. The agency also is working with 5,000 businesses located near train stations to report suspicious activity.
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