Delaware Representative Says SEPTA Transit System Needs More Security

The following information was released by the Office of Delaware Rep. Mike Castle:

Washington, D.C. -- In a letter to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) Delaware Congressman Mike Castle and other regional representatives led by Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA), today signed a letter, along with other regional Representatives, that will be sent to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) as a result of a recent news report about the lack of security on SEPTA trains. The letter, authored by Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), expresses today expressed outrage and concern over the outrage over the allegedly lax transit and passenger rail security at SEPTA facilities across the tri-state area. security measures and demands SEPTA to present information on its security practices, in addition to asking to account for how they used their $7.7 million in homeland security to improve security.

The letter was written after a reporter for a Philadelphia TV station did an in response to an investigative news story on the lack of security at SEPTA rail yards, such as the easy access to parked trains at night.



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