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9/26/2006



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DHS awards remaining $13 million in FY06 transit security funds



Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it awarded additional grants to transit agencies as part of the fiscal-year 2006 Infrastructure Protection Program. Under the Transit Security Grant Program, DHS doled out $13 million to “Tier 2” urban areas.

In July, the department awarded $123 million to “Tier 1” urban areas, which includes agencies that operate high-density passenger-rail systems with infrastructure, such as underwater tunnels and stations. The categories are based on risk formulas that take into account an area’s threat potential, vulnerability and possible consequences. Urban areas that received DHS funds in previous years, but did not receive grant money in July, were able to apply for the remaining TSGP funds.


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