H.R. 5808, The Public Transportation Security Assistance Act of 2006
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H.R. 5808 would authorize the Secretary of Transportation to provide grants to transit agencies to improve the security of transit systems and grants to operators of over-the-road buses to improve the security of buses and bus terminals. (Over-the-road buses are characterized by an elevated passenger deck above a baggage compartment.) The bill also would authorize the Secretary to cover the costs of the Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) for Public Transportation. For these activities, H.R. 5808 would authorize the appropriation of funds over the 2007-2009 period. In addition to authorizing appropriations for grants and for the ISAC, the bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to assess the security of over-the-road bus facilities, report to the Congress on the use of the grants for transit security, and issue guidelines for training transit employees to respond to threats.