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DHS Awards $87 Million in Transit Security Grants

The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded $87 million in Fiscal Year 2015 Transit Security Grant Program funds for 34 public transit agencies, transportation organizations and municipalities in 19 states and the District of Columbia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The largest grants are $22.3 million for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and $17.3 million for New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit).

Thirty-two of the recipients are APTA members. In alphabetical order by state, the member grant recipient agencies are:

California: Los Angeles Metro, Orange County Transportation Authority, Sacramento Regional Transit District, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

Connecticut: Connecticut DOT.

District of Columbia: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Florida: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg.

Georgia: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

Illinois: Chicago Transit Authority, Metra commuter rail, Pace Suburban Bus.

Louisiana: Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans.

Maryland: Maryland Transit Administration.

Minnesota: Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit, Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Missouri: Bi-State Development Agency, St. Louis, and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

New Jersey: Delaware River Port Authority, NJ Transit and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

New York: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority.

Ohio: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

Oregon: Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Portland.

Pennsylvania: Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia.

Texas: Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Utah: Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City.

Washington: King County DOT, Seattle; Pierce Transit, Lakewood.

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