Sen. Schumer Calls for 'No Fly List' on US Trains

We need tougher security in wake of Osama compound intel, he says
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2011 3:25 AM CDT
New York Sen. Charles Schumer has called for increased security on America's train networks.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

(Newser) – Since Americans love flying so much these days, New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make train travel a little more like it. He's calling for the Department of Homeland Security's Secure Flight program with its "No Fly List" to be extended to Amtrak, creating a "No Ride List" to protect the security of US trains. Evidence from Osama bin Laden's compound suggested al-Qaeda wants to attack America's train system. Schumer is also demanding increased overall security and inspections on US trains, reports the New York Post. (Read more terrorism stories.)

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