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Transportation Programs
Public Transportation Security Assistance

 Total Federal Funding: $150 million 
 Estimated N.C. Funding: Competitive grant application process
 Estimated Local Funding:  ---
 Administering Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
City of Charlotte
 Overview: The Department of Homeland Security received $150 million in discretionary grants to improve security in public transportation systems.
 Eligibility: Two projects that CATS will apply to receive funding:
Digital Cameras/Surveillance System ($1 million)
Rail Simulator ($750,000) – This would improve driver training while reducing the costs and risks associated with using an actual light rail vehicle.
 Local Funding Availability:  ---
 Contact Information: David McDonald, Transit Planning Manager
 Amounts Obligated:  ---
 Job Creation/Retention:  ---
 Project Completion Status:  ---
 Tentative Public Hearing Dates:  ---
 Links for More Information:  ---