BART, Airports Monitoring Security Changes

Monday, May 2, 2011  |  Updated 6:26 PM PDT
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Bay Area airports operated normally Monday, the day after Osama bin Laden's death was announced.
   
Security measures haven't changed at San Francisco International  Airport, airport spokesman Mike McCarron said.

The airport is in constant contact with the Transportation Security Administration and the San Francisco Police Department, McCarron said.
   
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Oakland  International Airport officials also said they have not received direction  from the TSA to increase security.

San Jose airport spokesman David Vossbrink said airports are  monitoring for any changes.

"I think everyone is well aware of the situation," he said.

Oakland airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said safety is the No.  1 priority.

"We will continue to remain vigilant," she said. "We are asking  traveling public to assist us."
BART has increased security and is on a high-risk alert today.

As for ground transit, BART said all of its available police officers are being used to provide  maximum security for riders.

BART's police department canceled scheduled training sessions today in order to make more officers accessible, according to Linton Johnson.

There is no specific time frame for how long the extra security  will be in place, but Johnson said extra officers will be out "for as long as  it takes to feel comfortable."

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