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Story by Kimberly West - The Oregon Herald
Published on Thursday April 1, 2010 - 9:40 AM
 
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PORTLAND - Only days after devastating terrorist attacks inside the subway system of Russia's capitol city, transit agencies across the US are boosting its own security. Today TriMet announced new security measures, partnering with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase security in the Portland-Metro area.

Last year TriMet used aAllTSA grant to add surveillance cameras to enhance MAX station platforms including Gresham and the Gateway Transit Center. Today, more than 43 cameras are perched across the city, and cameras are added to any new platform.

The announcement is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. today at Gresham City Hall.