House Votes to Boost Transit Security Funding to $200 Million in P12007 Budget

Sanchez, Humberto
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/30/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32391, p4
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The article presents information on the increased funding for transit security in the United States. The $32.08 billion spending bill has been passed for this purpose. Given the terrorist attacks on transit systems around the world in recent years, transit security funding was needed to be increased. The U.S. Congress had earlier provided $150 million for this purpose in each of fiscal years 2006 and 2005. The measure also includes $497 million in airport grants to procure, maintain, and refurbish explosive detection systems. The grants would be used by 429 busiest airports in the U.S. to help cover increased security costs.


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