stamina


Today is the first day that I’ve seen Police in my PATH station searching bags. There were quite a few of them with tables set up, donning rubber gloves in the sweltring heat. While I know the chances such a measure will stop any number of awful things from happening is small, it does make me feel better. I wish every station could be staffed everyday, forever…but, the man power in my little station alone will likely be very random and very short-lived. Too bad the stations don’t have air conditioning or better ventilation for anyone having to spend more than a few minutes down there…it’s turning out to be a hot Summer.

Press Release
SECURITY ADVISORY FOR PORT AUTHORITY FACILITIES — BAGS CARRIED BY TRAVELERS USING PATH, PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL AND AIRTRAIN SYSTEMS SUBJECT TO INSPECTION BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 25
Date: July 22, 2005
Press Release Number: 87-2005
Beginning Monday, July 25, bags, luggage and packages carried by travelers using the Port Authority’s PATH rapid-transit system, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark will be subject to inspection by Port Authority Police.
On PATH, searches will be conducted before travelers reach the fare collection area, and travelers not wishing to participate will not be allowed to enter the PATH system.