Schumer proposes 'no-ride' list for Amtrak
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, hold a press conference at Penn Station in New York on May 9, 2011.
May 9th, 2011
01:35 PM ET
10 years ago

Schumer proposes 'no-ride' list for Amtrak

New York (CNN) - In light of recent findings that al Qaeda was mulling targeting railroad lines to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a senator from New York is calling for tighter rail security.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer proposed an increase in rail security and an Amtrak version of the Secure Flight "no-fly" list.


Filed under: 9/11 • Charles Schumer
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  1. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Another stupid Schumer idea. To do this we'll end up with the same security system we have at our air ports. Anybody care to get to the train stattion 2 hours ahead of your departure time?

    May 9, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS

    With all of the threats that we've had over the last 10 years, there should be heightened security for everything.

    May 9, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Itsa

    Why isn't this already in effect?

    May 9, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. diridi

    security on not only rail, every where till at least a year...air ports, borders, malls, rail, this that, white house visits...etc, god bless...

    May 9, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Sure...not a bad idea Chucky...especially with all the rail threat evidence from the compound where OBL was hiding.

    However, I'd prefer we stay focused first on one thing: JOBS. So, instead of the "No Ride" list, let's start a "No Ideas" list and start naming names for all the people who ran on creating jobs this past fall who have not introduced a single sentence of proposed legislation to help generate jobs. NOT. ONE. SINGLE. SENTENCE.

    May 9, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    I can hardly wait until all the "aromatic" train riders take their shoes off for inspection and the biological warfare SWAT team gets called in! So are all train riders now going to get a TSA pat down? This should be good for a few riots when they find all the weapons people are toting around.

    May 9, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |