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Metro gets $16.1 million for gates

Steps to bolster security on Los Angeles mass transit gained a little muscle when Metro received $16.1 million to install 379 gates and surveillance cameras on subways and some light-rail lines. Expected to save $3.8 million lost each year on people deliberately not paying fares, the gates eventually will detect explosives and chemicals and can adapt to new security technologies. “We know that the risks to our mass transit systems are real,” said Matthew Bettenhausen, director of the state Office of Homeland Security, during a news conference Tuesday outside the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s downtown building. “The difficulty is that our mass transit systems are open.” For the full story visit http://www.dailynews.com/ci_9892367

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