TSA - Intercity Bus Security Grant Program:


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[Federal Register: January 17, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 12)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Transportation Security AdministrationIntercity Bus Security Grant Program; Application Notice
Describing the Program Priorities and Establishing the Closing Date for
Receipt of Applications Under the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program.

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, Department of
Transportation.

ACTION: Notice inviting applications for the Intercity Bus Security
Grant Program.

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SUMMARY: The Intercity Bus Security Grant Program will improve security
for operators and passengers by providing financial assistance to
eligible applicants for intercity bus security enhancements and
training.

The Intercity Bus Security Grant Program priorities are as follows:
The order of listing does not indicate the level of priority. (1)

Protecting or isolating the driver, (2) Monitoring, tracking, and
communication technologies for over-the-road buses, (3) Implementing
and operating passenger and baggage screening programs at terminals and
over-the-road buses, (4) Developing an effective security assessment/
security plan that identifies critical security needs and
vulnerabilities; and (5) Training driver, dispatchers, ticket agents,
and other personnel in recognizing and responding to criminal attacks
and terrorists threats, evacuation procedures, passenger screening
procedures, and baggage inspection.

Proposals that address other than these five programs priorities
will be considered but preference will be given to proposals that
address program priorities. Applications may be submitted by private
and public operators of over-the-road buses, bus associations and other
associations related to the intercity bus industry. The Transportation
Security Administration is coordinating with the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration and Federal Transit Administration in this
effort. Authority for this program is contained in the fiscal year 2002
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response
to Terrorist Attacks on the United States, Pub. L. 107-206, 116 Stat.
820.

DATES: The program announcement and application forms for the Intercity
Bus Security Grant Program are expected to be available on or about
January 17, 2003. Applications must be received on or before 4 p.m.
EST, February 28, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Program Announcement 02MLPA0002 for the Intercity
Bus Security Grant Program will be available through the TSA Internet
at http://www.tsa.dot.gov under Business Opportunities.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Heying, Transportation
Security Administration, Office of Maritime and Land Security, 400 7th
Street, SW., TSA-8, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 772-1118, e-mail:
Mary.Heying@tsa.dot.gov.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Total anticipated funding available for
Intercity Bus Security Grant Program is $14,850,000. Awards under this
program are subject to availability of funds.


Dated: January 8, 2003.
J.M. Loy, ADM,
Under Secretary of Transportation for Secrity.
[FR Doc. 03-1142 Filed 1-16-03; 8:45 am]

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