When the Amtrak train carrying Republican House members to a retreat crashed January 31 into an object on the track, one of the first things Rep. John Katko thought was that terrorists had struck.
Katko (R-N.Y.) chairman of the House Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, knows the vulnerability of the rails to terrorism.
“We were sitting ducks,” Katko told Talk Media News. “With the vulnerability of the rail system, it definitely rose in my mind. We were in the middle of nowhere, in a remote area. The train was stopped and there was really no protection there.”