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Is Amtrak vulnerable to a terrorist attack?

Center for Resilience Studies Executive Director Sean Burke recently sat down with WCVB Boston to discuss the threat of a terrorist attack on our rail system. During the conversation, Burke noted, “The passenger rail system is designed to be open,” adding, “It’s specifically put in densely populated areas. [It’s] a system that is vulnerable really from the beginning of its trip to the end of its trip.”

Amtrak South Station
Amtrak train at South Station in Boston (Wikimedia Commons/

Watch the full segment and access the transcript here.

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