U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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.

The Chicago Transit Authority will use a $13.96 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant “to protect critical surface transportation and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.”

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.