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BART awarded transit security funds for Transbay Tube

Posted on August 27, 2013

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District received $12.8 million in transit security grant funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance security and help protect the Transbay Tube, one of BART’s most critical assets.  

“These federal funds are critical in helping BART pay for needed enhancements to our existing robust security system which protects us from potential vulnerabilities,” said BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey. “The funds will be combined with state and local money to protect the Transbay Tube and the riders who travel through it daily.”

The money also helps fund BART’s Critical Asset Patrol Teams who provide high visibility police presence in the core of the system. The team is made up of eight highly trained personnel who specialize in anti-terrorism prevention and detection.

BART’s Congressional Delegation, including Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Representatives Eric Swalwell, Barbara Lee, Mike Honda, Jackie Speier, Zoe Lofgren, and George Miller supported BART’s request to the DHS and played a role in securing the funds which will help protect their constituents who ride BART.

The Department of Homeland Security issues Transit Security Grants to provide funds to transit systems to protect critical transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from potential acts of terrorism. 

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