The MTA will spend $91 million on police payroll, training, and equipment, as the agency continues to beef up security. The MTA spent $52 million before September 11, 2001, and has been using the funds to increase the number of officers at bigger commuting hubs and as well as stations in the suburbs in Long Island and Connecticut. And perhaps, if you commute in, you've noticed NY and Connecticut state police officers on your train.
Meanwhile, the Daily News reports that the FDNY is making counter-terrorism training its focus, based on findings from a McKinsey report. Some of the recommendations range from hiring more women and minorities to training ladder companies and medic crews to respond to chemical, biological and nuclear attacks.