Bus Terminals Make Some Changes In Light Of Terrorism - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

07/26/05 - Lufkin

Bus Terminals Make Some Changes In Light Of Terrorism

by Stuart Burson

Buses and subways have been among the bombing targets recently in London. That has some larger cities here in the United States checking the bags of passengers before they board.

We wanted to find out if any changes are happening with commercial buses around East Texas.

There are no big security changes at the Kerville bus station in Lufkin. But bus terminals other places are seeing some differences.

"There are metal detectors in some stations, we have drug screening in some stations, there is immigration screening in some stations, these are relevant to the particular local that they're in." says Joe Wood with Kerville Bus Lines.

Workers at the Lufkin bus station do not inspect luggage brought onto the buses, but one of the recent changes is the addition of protective cages to separate the driver from the passengers.

There is also a strict policy against weapons being carried onto the buses.

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