Motorcoach

DHS announces $11.68M available in bus security grants

Posted on November 11, 2008

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the availability of $11.68 million in intercity bus security grants.

DHS has begun accepting applications for this latest round of security grant funding for the motorcoach industry through the government’s grant solicitation Website, www.grants.gov.

The FY 2009 Intercity Bus Security Grant Program is designed to enhance the protection of high-risk and high-consequence motorcoach company assets by providing funding for targeted anti-terrorism training for key personnel, emergency preparedness exercises, the use of visible and unpredictable deterrence tools, and passenger security awareness campaigns.

Allowable expenses for these funding priorities include the conducting of training workshops, hiring training consultants to conduct security workshops, making vehicle and facility security enhancements, installing emergency communication technology, and conducting coordination activities with emergency responders.

The FY 2009 grants will be awarded through a competitive selection process, with grant applications due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 13, 2009. Awards will be made on or before Sept. 30, 2009.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Harmon Brothers Charter Service joins Trailways network

As part of Trailways, it will be known as Harmon Brothers Trailways.

Prevost adds 3 Parts & Service Centers to network

The new locations bring the total of Prevost owned and operated service centers to 14, nearly double the size of the largest competitor network. In addition, the service network is supported by more than 150 certified Volvo Truck locations.

ABC to open new Calif. parts, service center

The Newark location is on the east side of the San Francisco Bay and offers easy access to customers via Route 84, and Interstate 880.

IMG partners with int'l tour group for customer service training

The ITMI training will help build brand recognition, increase driver morale and retention, and give tips for handling the challenges on the road and long-distance travel.

One Year Later: Irizar i6 Gains in U.S. Market

After launching its sleek, black motorcoach into the U.S., the bus builder is seeing strong results among operators and clients.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close