NYC Transit Union Hires Israeli Security Expert
Charging the Manhattan Transit Authority has not done enough to prepare its workers for the possibility of a terrorist attack, the Transit Union has hired none other than an Israeli security expert to train its workers.
The union-financed training will be led by Raphael Ron, who from 1997 to 2001 was chief of security for the Israel Airports Authority, where he primarily oversaw the country’s largest airport near Tel Aviv. He now runs a consulting firm, New Age Security Solutions, in McLean, Va.
Mr. Ron, in a telephone interview, said that training transit workers should be given the highest priority. “By not doing so, we are giving up the most important asset we have in defending ourselves,” he said.