Monday, April 29, 2013
Despite earlier reports, small knives are still not allowed on flights.
Earlier this year, Patch reported that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would relax some of the strict carry-on luggage rules, starting April 25. Now, The Washington Post is reporting that the relaxed rules have been postponed. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, made the announcement, asking that the TSA look into the situation more closely “so we can have a sensible security policy with stakeholder buy-in.” Previously, the TSA had announced that small knives (with blades less that 2.36 inches) and certain pieces of sporting equipment such as souvenir mini-baseball bats and up to two golf clubs would be permitted inside the cabin of airplanes. The security of airport …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Several agencies are monitoring the news surrounding explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, but there's no reported threat locally.
Updated, 11:14 p.m.: In the wake of explosions at the Boston Marathon that left three people dead and more than 144 people injured, Prince George's county officials are monitoring the situation in Maryland and coordinating with state and federal agencies to identify any local threats. However, at this time, there's no threat identified in the region, officials report. "We’re monitoring intelligence from local, state and federal partners," Prince George's County Police Lt. Bill Alexander said in a statement Monday. "The PGPD is increasing patrols near all critical infrastructures in the county in response to the Boston Marathon explosions," PGPD Communications Director Julie Parker tweeted Monday. The Maryland Transit Administration and …
After explosions at Boston Marathon, WMATA takes extra security measures.
Metro Transit Police day shift officers are being held on duty until further notice, running extra security patrols of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus and rail systems through rush hour, according to WMATA's official Twitter account. The news comes in the wake of two explosions which occurred as runners were crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Boston Police have told the Associated Press that there were three people killed and at least 22 injuries as a result of the explosion. For up to the minute information about the Boston Marathon explosions, check Back Bay Patch. WMATA has also taken to Twitter to remind commuters of the phone number for the Metro Transit Police, which is 202-962-2121. WMATA …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
There's a solution, the TSA says.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Capital News Service With the holiday travel season about to kick off, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) and BWI Marshall Airport are working together to promote the TSA's new Pre Check program intended to make the travelers' journeys from check-in to the plane a whole lot quicker. Check out the video story.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The site includes two young commenters from Maryland.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Security to increase at north College Park entrance.
Four cameras will be installed at the Greenbelt Metro station at the north College Park entrance by the end of the summer, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The design proposal shows the cameras and two emergency call stations will line the footpath leading to the tunnel entrance of the station. There is already camera security inside the tunnel. Dan Stessel, WMATA spokesman said the location for the increased security was decided on in response to lobbying by elected officials. “[They were] all urging us to enhance safety at the station, and this is our response to that," Stessel said. In spring 2010, a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted near the footpath during daylight hours. Fazlul Kabir, …