Metra Getting Security Help

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 30, 2009 8:20PM

Metra trains will soon have additional federal security on board. Metra insists the new plan is not in response to any threat but rather for the benefit of passengers.

The TSA patrols will "augment existing security resources, provide deterrent presence and detection capabilities, and introduce an element of unpredictability to disrupt potential terrorist planning activities," Metra said in a statement.

The patrol teams can consist of federal marshals, TSA officers, TSA-certified canine teams, surface transportation security inspectors and local/state law enforcement.

The extra security officers will also be identifiable, wearing uniforms rather than going undercover. [Fox 32]