From the New Haven Register, :
NEW HAVEN “” Hoping it’s not too late to stave off a terrorist attack on the nation’s rail system, three Washington officials came to Union Station Monday to support a bill that would dedicate billions to train security.
The federal government has allocated $4.4 billion for aviation safety and $10 million for rail and other transit security, said U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-New Haven.
“When you consider that five times as many people travel by trains and other vehicles of mass transit than do our airlines, you get some sense of the imbalance that is occurring,” said U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who accompanied DeLauro and U.S. Sen.
A bill approved by the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee would allocate $5.2 billion for public transit security, with $3.5 billion of it for physical improvements and the rest for training.
“We”re painfully aware of how fragile these systems are as the result of the attacks on March 11 in Madrid,” said Dodd. “It was a wake up call to people. I hope these dollars are not too late.”