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Transit and Rail Inspection Pilot Programs


We conducted the Transit and Rail Inspection Pilot (TRIP), a first-time rail security technology study, in partnership with the Department of Transportation, Amtrak, MARC, and Metro. The goal of the pilot was to evaluate the use of emerging technologies in a rail environment to screen passengers and their carry-on items for explosives.

 We would like to say "Thank You" to all passengers for their cooperation throughout the Transit and Rail Inspection Pilot.

Your cooperation allowed us to collect important data, and more importantly provided invaluable insights on how to better protect the nation's passenger rail and mass transit systems.

The Transit and Rail Inspection Pilot was conducted in three phases.

Securing our vital rail system extends beyond screening passengers. Read more about what we are doing to make freight rail secure. Freight Rail Security