Report: 'Gaping holes' in transit security

Holes in security leave travelers vulnerable on the more than 4 billion trips they take by subway and rail each year


By Gary Stoller
USA Today

The government's top security officials say they are upgrading subway and rail defenses against terrorist attacks throughout the country, but a USA TODAY examination finds gaping holes, including many that may not be possible to plug.

The holes in security leave travelers more vulnerable on the more than 4 billion trips they take by subway and rail each year than in the sky, where airlines carried fewer than 700 million passengers from U.S. airports last year.

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