COTA, other Ohio transit systems on alert after London bombings

Ohio public transportation officials are asking drivers and riders to be on the lookout for any unusual activity in response to fatal attacks on the subway and buses in London.

The state and federal governments have raised the terror alert to code orange for mass transit. That’s the second-highest alert level.

The president of the Central Ohio Transit Authority says bus drivers are watching carefully for anything unusual and officials are reviewing yesterday’s security tapes as a precaution.

Passengers on Cleveland’s trains and buses will hear a recorded message reminding them to report anything out of the ordinary to security. Bus drivers in Columbus have been told to be more vigilant during their routes.

The transit systems in both cities say they have no reason to suspect any immediate threat. (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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