Rail

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. 

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

More News

Sound Transit orders 122 new Siemens light railcars

The $554 million order will nearly triple the fleet from its current 62 cars, adding needed capacity as rail begins to extend north, south and east as part of the Sound Transit 2 package.

Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

Metra police focus on crossing violators during rail safety week

Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property. 

FTA awards $1B federal grant for San Diego trolley extension

The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city.

Brookville delivers first of six Detroit M-1 RAIL streetcars

The streetcar’s early arrival marks the second early delivery by Brookville this year. Two option vehicles were delivered to Dallas Area Rapid Transit six months ahead of contractual delivery this summer.

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