Sunday, February 3, 2008

National Guard Takes the Rails.

According to Homeland Security has increased a federal grant for "New York State's transport system by 50%, from $98 million on 2007 to $153.3 million this year." New Jersey's commuter rails are included in the plans, as "members of the National Guard [will be] riding commuter rail lines."

The grant mostly focuses on the New York City subway stations in hot spots like Grand Central, Penn Station, and Herald Square plus others. You might see officers with automatic weapons and K-9 patrol. However, many commuters are not jumping for joy, yet.

New Jersey commuters--we have to remember to be polite when our guests start riding with us. No pushing or shoving!


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