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...Chief Lambert goes to WashingtonThe Chron's Washington, D.C. bureau finally found something to do: METRO Police Chief Tom Lambert traveled to our nation's capital to tell Congress that transit agencies need more money to fight transit terrorism:
Houston's transit system police chief urged Congress on Friday
to boost security assistance to cities to combat the threat of terrorist attacks on public transportation that have claimed 452 lives in three foreign cities since 2004.Communities such as Houston need more money and greater spending flexibility to protect the tens of millions of passengers nationwide who board subways, commuter rail trains, buses and ferries each day, Thomas Lambert, the chief of police for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, told a House Homeland Security subcommittee.
"Our transit systems are open to the public with many access points," Lambert
said."One can clearly see that our transit systems, left unsecured, are viable and attractive targets for terrorists."Chief Lambert has covered Houston's 7.5 miles worth of "many access points" with METRO's elite counterterrorism unit.