The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), as amended, appropriated $150 million to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Public Transportation Security Assistance and Railroad Security Assistance under sections 1406 and 1513 of the imlementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, as amended. FEMA focused grants under this program on (1) operational packages for canine teams, mobile explosives detection screening teams, and antiterrorism teams, and (2) capital projects for activities such as infrastructure protection. On July 31, 2009, FEMA awarded a transit security grant of $1,670,988 to the Northeast Illinois Railroad Corporation (commonly referred to as METRA) for one antiterrorism team.
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