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TSA announces $15 million bus security grant program

Posted on January 15, 2003

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta Tuesday announced a $15 million bus security grant program available for motorcoach operators through the Transportation Security Administration.The program is specifically earmarked for the benefit of private intercity bus operators, and was part of a larger piece of legislation passed by Congress last year.The 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States (H.R. 4775) approved $289 billion in federal security funding for various industries and marked the first time monies were specifically set aside for bus operators."ABA [American Bus Association] fought long and hard for motorcoach security funds. This critical funding is a first step in allowing our operators to better safeguard our nation's buses and terminals," said Peter J. Pantuso, ABA president and CEO.

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