Fiscal Year 2008: Transit Security Grant Program Program, Guidance and Application Kit [open pdf - 619KB]
"The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is one of five grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 focus on infrastructure protection activities. TSGP is one tool among a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to help strengthen the nation's critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. The TSGP is an important component of the Department's effort to enhance the security of the Nation's critical infrastructure. The program provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems (which include intracity bus, rail, and ferry systems) to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies. The bulk of America's critical infrastructure is owned and/or operated by State, local and private sector partners. The funds provided by the TSGP are primarily intended to improve the security of public transit to include bus, passenger rail, and ferry systems. The TSGP also supports security funding for the National Passenger Rail Corporation (Amtrak), and freight railroad carriers.3 The purpose of this package is to provide: (1) an overview of the TSGP; and (2) the formal grant guidance and application materials needed to apply for funding under the program. Also included is an explanation of DHS management requirements for implementation of a successful application."
Surface Transportation Information Sharing and Analysis Center: http://www.surfacetransportationisac.org/reference.asp