Amtrak Gets $10M Homeland Security Grant

Amtrak will receive a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A news release from the department said the funding will be used to “protect critical surface transportation and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.”

The grant was part of $550 million in final allocations for seven federal fiscal year competitive preparedness grant programs.

The department said those grants together with the almost $1.5 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced earlier this year, total more than $2 billion in FY22 to help prepare the nation against man-made threats and natural disasters.

Of the money allotted, $93 million will be provided to owners and operators of public transit systems.

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