U.S. Department of Homeland Security

TSA Renews Rail Security Directives

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Oct. 23 reported renewing and updating three security directives on passenger and freight railroad cybersecurity.

POLB Awarded $2.72MM Security Grant

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) on Aug. 14 announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Port a $2.72 million grant aimed at enhancing security to “ensure the safe and efficient movement of cargo in the wake of an emergency.”

DHS: $2B for FY23 Preparedness Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Feb. 27 reported allocating more than $2 billion in funding for Fiscal Year 2023 preparedness grant programs to help prevent, protect against and respond to “acts of terrorism.” Intercity Passenger Rail is among the non-competitive programs to receive funding.

Transit Briefs: CTA, OCTA

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is receiving $13.96 million for emergency preparedness as part of a U.S. Department Homeland Security (DHS) grant to the state of Illinois. Also, the Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority (OCTA) will begin work this month on a $29.86 million Metrolink station improvement project at Anaheim Canyon.