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MTA plans $10M security upgrade to rail lines

The MTA is planning on adding $10 million in security upgrades to L.A's rail lines, including a chemical detection system.

May 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A chemical detection system and new surveillance cameras are included in a $10 million security upgrade to Los Angeles' rail lines.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Metropolitan Transit Authority was already planning the improvements, but they are timely.

U.S. officials announced this week the discovery of evidence that Osama bin Laden was planning an attack on the U.S. rail system.

The enhancements in Los Angeles add to other security measures taken after Sept. 11, including an increase in plain clothes officers and bomb sniffing dogs.