Traveling by Railroad / Train in the U.S.
The mission of TSA's Rail Passenger Security group is to protect the nation's railroad passengers, employees, and properties.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 7/7 London subway bombings, and the Madrid rail bombings, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken several steps to manage risk and strengthen our nationís rail and transit systems by:
- Providing funding to state and local partners;
- Training and deploying manpower and assets for high risk areas;
- Developing and testing new technologies, and;
- Performing security assessments of systems across the country.
Learn more about our work in rail security by reading TSA's fact sheet on rail security. Rail Security Facts.
Transit and Rail Inspection Pilot Programs - Rail security programs
Security Awareness - Security Awareness For Mass Transit Passengers.
Prohibited Items - TSA advises that you follow these prohibited item guidelines.
Resources (Links) - A list of rail travel resources for further investigation.