Menendez Calls for $9.2B in Mass Transit Security Grants

Sanchez, Humberto
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/14/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32050, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that U.S. legislator Robert Menendez has reintroduced legislation that would provide 9.2 billion dollar in grants to transit agencies over five years to improve security. Under the measure, which Menendez first introduced in September, 5.2 billion dollar would be used for capital security projects. These include modifications to stations, depots, trains, rights of way, maintenance and storage facilities, light rail, buses, and other assets and infrastructure to increase security prevention measures and improve emergency response efforts. The remaining 4 billion dollar would be used for operating security costs, including increased transit police and security personnel, deployment expenses including overtime, training, K-9 units, and helicopter patrols.


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