Intercity Bus Security Grant recipients announced

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the recipients of the 2023 Intercity Bus Security Grants, totaling $2 million.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the Intercity Bus Security Grants help protect surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.

DHS and the Federal Emergency Management Agency determined that the two priority areas for the grants are improving cybersecurity and enhancing the protection of soft targets and crowded places. Second-tier priorities include effective planning; training and awareness campaigns; equipment and capital projects; and exercises. 

“Our heartiest congratulations to this year’s grant recipients,” said UMA’s President and CEO Scott Michael. “Protecting our passengers, employees, assets and infrastructure is vital to the industry’s continuing success.”

Below are the 2023 Intercity Bus Security Grant recipients listed by state, with the amount of the awards.

State – Operator – FY 2023 IBSGP Award

CA – Lux Bus America – $157,025

CABest Tours & Travel$23,037

FLAstro Travel & Tours$25,541

FLEscot Bus Lines$63,575

FLA Candies Coachworks$43,943

ILAries Charter Transportation – $223,577

KSCrossroad Tours – $25,425

MD – Dillons Bus Service – $23,628

MAPeter Pan Bus Lines – $48,711

NJAcademy Express – $242,565

NJCoach USA$323,595

NJSuburban Trails$20,155

NJHudson Transit Lines$58,469

PATrans-Bridge Lines$81,388

PA – David Thomas Tours – $20,274

TXGreyhound Lines$364,350

TX – Star Shuttle and Charter – $23,747

VA – Quick-Livick – $40,949

WI – Lamers Bus Lines – $190,046

Total: $2 million 

* Companies listed in bold are UMA Members

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