Ed Driscoll

ABOUT TIME: The New York

ABOUT TIME: The New York Times reports that “The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin testing techniques for improving passenger rail security at a station in New Carrollton, Md., that is served by Amtrak and commuter trains”.

Back in March, I blogged about the laxity of Amtrak’s security in the densely populated, and heavily traveled Northeast Corridor.

Reading between the lines though, it seems like the TSA’s efforts in New Carrollton are far more for show than to actually get a working system in place that might actually prevent trains from being bombed.