Schumer wants transit workers to be screened

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wants federal officials to move faster to require mass transit employees nationwide be screened through federal terrorism watch lists.

Schumer wants the Department of Homeland Security to enforce a recommendation made nearly a decade ago that transit agency employees be cross-checked just like Transportation of Security Administration (TSA) workers.

Records show the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA have an action pending to require the screenings, but it has not been finalized. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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