Reporting Jim Melwert
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By Jim Melwert
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On this the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, law enforcement officials spent the morning greeting riders along the SEPTA transit system.
SEPTA transit police chief Thomas Nestel says this is a day where some people naturally feel uneasy, so first responders not only are out to re-assure septa riders but also to interact with them — to let people ask them questions or share any concerns.
“We want to make today a day where we can recognize service and sacrifice,” Nestel said. “Hopefully we never forget about Sept. 11, 2001, but we want it to be a day where everyone feels safe.”
Along with Transit police, there are also Philadelphia police and members of the fire department.
They were at stops along the Market Frankford El, here at the 15th Street Station, and the 30th Street Station stop. First responders were also on the Broad Street Line, at the Walnut-Locust station and the Olney Transportation center.