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Transit Agencies Act to Prevent Rider Panic over Swine Flu

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Swine flu is casting a shadow of concern over public transportation agencies as health departments prepare people for the risk of a pandemic.

So far, health officials in the United States are saying public transportation still is safe for travelers.

The lingering question: How long can public transportation agencies continue to lay claim to operating disease-free transit systems?

Raising its swine flu warning to its second-highest level, the World Health Organization indicated last week that a pandemic is inevitable. U.S. government leaders also are sounding early alarms.

While President Obama urged everyone not to panic during a press conference last week, Vice President Joe Biden said he would advise his family to avoid confined spaces with other people, such as public transportation.

Biden, a longtime Amtrak passenger for commutes between his Delaware home and Washington, D.C., said during an NBC Today inte...(register to read more)

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