U.S. mass transit threat alert to be lowered
An AP newswire report, via MSNBC:
The Homeland Security Department lowered the terror threat level Friday for the nation’s mass transit systems, effective after the day’s rush hour.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said he would end the high alert for city buses, subways and trains after 36 days of being at code orange in response to the deadly July 7 rush-hour bombings in London.
His order — effective at 8 p.m. local time [EDT] Friday — was returning the national mass transit threat level to code yellow, signifying an elevated risk instead of the high-alert orange.