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Costs Incurred by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority under Transit Security Grant No. 2009-RA-R1-0102

Executive Summary

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), as amended, appropriated $150 million for Public Transportation Security Assistance and Railroad Security Assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administered these funds through its Transit Security Grant Program, which primarily funded operational packages for canine, mobile explosives screening, and antiterrorism teams, and capital projects for activities such as infrastructure protection. In 2009, FEMA awarded $9,560,064 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for the creation of antiterrorism teams (ATT). Specifically, the grant funded 20 Metro Transit Police Department sworn officer positions, which were used to form 5 permanent ATTs. From August 1, 2009, through June 30, 2012, WMATA reported project costs totaling $7,590,766. As of June 30, 2012, WMATA had been reimbursed for $1,058,080 of these costs.

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