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WMATA offers passengers safety advice


It’s little surprise that Americans don’t feel as safe as they did before Sept. 11. But Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Sept. 20 tried to ease passengers’ concerns, distributing copies of its brochure, "Dear Fellow Rider."

"The events of Sept. 11 have caused Americans everywhere to question their safety and security," said WMATA General Manager Richard White in the brochure. "People wonder whether they are safe in places that they previously took for granted. Since the terrorist events of last week, we have heard from many of you asking about the safety of your Metro system."

While assuring readers that most unattended items found in stations and on buses and trains are harmless, White asks that passengers report any suspicious package or activity to a Metro employee or Transit Police officer.

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