Thu., July 11, 2013 10:00am (EDT)

Feds Praise MARTA Security
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
The Transportation Security Administration has praised Atlanta's public transit system for achieving the agency's highest security level. MARTA was one of 16 agencies in the country to be recognized for achieving the TSA gold standard. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Yunker via Flickr.)
The Transportation Security Administration has praised Atlanta's public transit system for achieving the agency's highest security level. MARTA was one of 16 agencies in the country to be recognized for achieving the TSA gold standard. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Yunker via Flickr.)
The Transportation Security Administration has praised Atlanta's public transit system for achieving the agency's highest security level.

TSA officials said Wednesday that the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority earned TSA's gold standard in a security assessment.

The TSA's Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement is a voluntary comprehensive review of transportation agencies' security programs, which includes security training drills, background checks, public outreach initiatives and more.

MARTA was one of 16 agencies in the country to be recognized for achieving the TSA gold standard.