TSA screenings aren’t just for airports anymore [read this]
LAT ^ | December 20, 2011 | Brian Bennett
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 6:52:36 PM by upchuck
The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country…
The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year.