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Dec 11

ATU condemns NYC Port Authority bombing, says public transit security critical

Lawrence J. Hanley, International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union, released the following statement on today’s Port Authority bombing in New York City:

“Today’s bombing at the NYC Port Authority is the latest example of a vicious, senseless attack on innocent people that is becoming much too common in our country. This terrorist attack serves as a reminder of how vulnerable public transit systems are and the critical importance of security on our transit systems.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to those injured and their families, as well as our praise for the first responders who treated the injured with their quick actions.

“Transit stations like the NYC Port Authority are big open spaces that are difficult to secure. I urge our transit agencies, operators and passengers to continue to be vigilant and watchful for anything of a suspicious nature on our systems, as we work together to defeat terrorism in the United States, Canada and the world.”