MARTA police officer with K9 partner during previous security drill
ATLANTA -- Atlanta's public transit system has been praised by the Transportation Security Administration for security.
MARTA received the recognition from TSA for achieving the agency's highest security level - a gold standard in a security assessment.
According to the AP, the TSA's Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement is a voluntary comprehensive review of transportation agencies' security programs. The review evaluates security training drills, background checks, public outreach initiatives and other measures.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority was one of 16 agencies to receive the TSA gold standard.