According to this news report, TSA has included a request in their FY 12 funding to perform “unannounced screenings” in conjunction with local law enforcement and ICE officials. This effort is part of their VIPR program and is being employed at bus stops and even some trolleys.
So if you used to think you could avoid the “enhanced” patdown by not flying, think again. Next time you get on that trolly or subway, you could be subject to the “enhanced” screening from a TSA agent.
I wonder how far this will go.