Sen. Schumer advocating for better rail security
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is now advocating for better rail security after new intelligence revealed that al-Qaida was planning an attack on U.S. trains on the upcoming 9/11 anniversary.
A do-not-ride list would be a step in the right direction, according to Schumer. The way it would work is if someone's name appears on the terror watch list, they would not be able to purchase train tickets. Schumer says it's his goal to keep all suspected terrorists off the trains.
The senator sent a letter detailing the proposal to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The proposal comes one week after a team of Navy SEALs raided a compound in Pakistan, killing Osama bin Laden.
Schumer is also asking for funding for more security at train stations across the country.