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No Thanks TSA

Recently when waiting for the bus near Chaffey College, I saw a new announcement from Omnitrans which made me think of what might happen in the future for what was announced. The TSA is going to invade our bus systems no matter if its MTA in Los Angeles to Omnitrans in San Bernardino County.

Omnitrans is participating with the Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) to help ensure that
our public transportation systems are kept safe
for everyone. Our world changed on Sept. 11,
2001.  We learned that our country and its transit
systems are not immune from terrorist attacks.  
Omnitrans already regularly cooperates with local
law enforcement and first responders to enhance
the safety and security of our system.  Soon we
will begin partnering with TSA and the
Department of Homeland Security.
A program known as VIPR (Visible Intermodal
Prevention and Response) will deploy teams
of government law enforcement officers at
Omnitrans transit centers.  VIPR teams will
conduct random searches at transit centers
including at passenger waiting areas and on
board Omnitrans vehicles.  Some officers will
be in uniform and others will not.  In some
cases bomb-sniffing dogs may be used.  The
VIPR program will help detect and deter
potential threats to our customers, our
employees and our community.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work with
TSA to help secure your ride. 

More information is available at tsa.gov

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