Earlier this afternoon, MTA Board Chairman & CEO Jay H. Walder announced the agency’s plans to launch a new security committee. Here is more via a brief report from NY1:
Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Jay Walder said Monday that he’ll head a new security committee.
The committee will discuss risk assessment and how to harden transit facilities against possible terrorist attacks.
“This committee now will be a place where we can have the discussion, obviously in executive session when we need to, that will allow us to continually assess where we stand in regard to the changing issues and evolving issues that occur in relation to security,” said Walder.
The agency had planned this even before the death of Osama bin Laden, which thrust transit security back into the spotlight when it was revealed Al-Qaeda had considered an attack on a transit system.
Let me just say it now, the security committee is a waste of time. Al Qaeda is about as real & legitimate a threat as Jason, Jaws, or Freddy! It is nothing but a chess piece moved from location to location by our government as justification to attack a different country & destroy our freedom & liberty within ours.
What a security committee via the agency should worry about is the day to day crimes that occur on subways whether it be theft, muggings, etc…. & not so called terrorist attacks that if & when they do happen are inside jobs.
xoxo Transit Blogger