GRANT FUNDS FOR BUSES SECURITY * USA
* DC - FY 2016 Bus Security Grants now available, apply by April 25
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the availability of $3 million in intercity bus security grant funds for 2016... This latest round of security grant funding for the motorcoach industry was announced yesterday through the DHS, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) websites. Since 2003, DHS has awarded nearly $103 million to secure motorcoach operations... The grant program is designed to improve security for intercity bus operators and passengers by providing funding for driver/vehicle and facility security enhancements, emergency communication technology, and training. This grant funding is a direct result of ABA’s (American Bus Association) continued lobbying efforts on the Hill and with the DHS on the continuing and ongoing need for enhanced security in our industry... This year, program eligibility has been extended to any qualified operator, including fixed route or charter service, using over-the-road buses and providing multiple trips to any of the areas defined by the DHS as Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) jurisdictions...
(Photo: Bus drivers seek better security) -- Washington, DC, USA - ABA. by Brandon Buchanan - February 17, 2016