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August 27, 2013

BART awarded transit security funds for Transbay Tube

The money also helps fund BART’s patrol teams made up of eight highly trained personnel who specialize in anti-terrorism prevention and detection.


August 10, 2012

DHS launches redesigned website

The new design incorporates user feedback and current web best practices to make the website more user friendly and employs a new content management system to improve functionality.


August 1, 2012

DHS continues testing MBTA subway airflow

Involves releasing non-toxic, inert, odorless gas and particle tracers into the subway system and nearby locations. Particle and gas concentrations will be sampled in more than 20 stations covering the entirety of the underground portion of the MBTA subway system as well as numerous locations in Boston and Cambridge.


May 22, 2012

MBTA releases transit security app

This new See Say iPhone app allows MBTA riders to proactively communicate with transit authorities and receive alerts from authorities in emergency situations.


May 3, 2012

MBTA to test biological sensors at stations

These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.


October 25, 2011

Ariz.’s Sun Tran, Veolia awarded $300K security grant

Funding will enable patrols of Sun Tran’s transit facilities, with more than $200,000 of this funding dedicated to pay for Tucson Police Department personnel over the next three years. The grant also funds a public awareness campaign to educate riders on transit safety and security.


December 4, 2009

DHS to study chemical attacks on subways

Will involve the release of common, harmless tracer gases on underground portion of MBTA subway system from December 5 to 11.


September 22, 2009

U.S. transit systems on alert per terror investigation

Systems have stepped up safety patrols in response to a DHS advisory connected to an FBI investigation of a possible U.S. terror cell and an alleged plot to use hydrogen peroxide explosives.


June 1, 2009

DHS releases FEMA grant application guidance

The Transit Security Grant Program provides $150 million to hire transit law enforcement officers, mobile explosive detection screening teams, and anti-terrorism teams.


April 10, 2009

FEMA announces $970M in preparedness grants

$25 million allocated for Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies within the Amtrak rail system.


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