Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel says Metro is working to install fencing, lighting and security cameras at it's bus depots. He also says Metro is implementing tighter security checks for its personnel, as well as new technology that can remotely disable buses.
This clampdown comes in response an incident late last week in which a teenager allegedly stole a Metrobus.
Metro says William Jackson, a 19-year-old D.C. resident, got behind the wheel of a bus after he walked into its Bladensburg bus depot undetected. Metro says Jackson drove the bus into a tree and then fled on foot before police officers captured him.
He's being charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, and Metro is still trying to figure out how no one stopped him when he entered the bus depot.
After several years of declining shrimp stocks, regulators have imposed a moratorium on shrimping in New England waters. The closure could hurt commercial fisherman and future demand for the Gulf of Maine shrimp, but scientists say the move may be the only way to prevent the population from collapsing.
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
The high-tech system can essentially override human error and slow a train that is going too fast. Congress mandated that all trains have it by 2015, but only a few passenger and freight railroads will be ready by then. And after a deadly train crash in New York, few in Congress may be willing to vote for a delay.
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