6 U.S. Code § 1183 - Over-the-road bus exercises
(a) In general
The Secretary shall establish a program for conducting security exercises for over-the-road bus transportation for the purpose of assessing and improving the capabilities of entities described in subsection (b) to prevent, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
(b) Covered entities
Entities to be assessed under the program shall include—
The Secretary shall ensure that the program—
(1) consolidates existing security exercises for over-the-road bus operators and terminals administered by the Department and the Department of Transportation, as jointly determined by the Secretary and the Secretary of Transportation, unless the Secretary waives this consolidation requirement, as appropriate;
(2) consists of exercises that are—
(A) scaled and tailored to the needs of the over-the-road bus operators and terminals, including addressing the needs of the elderly and individuals with disabilities;
(D) as realistic as practicable and based on current risk assessments, including credible threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences;
(3) provides that exercises described in paragraph (2) will be—
(B) assessed by the Secretary to identify best practices, which shall be shared, as appropriate, with operators providing over-the-road bus transportation, nonprofit employee organizations that represent over-the-road bus employees, Federal, State, local, and tribal officials, governmental and nongovernmental emergency response providers, and law enforcement personnel; and
(4) allows for proper advanced notification of communities and local governments in which exercises are held, as appropriate; and
(d) National Exercise Program
The Secretary shall ensure that the exercise program developed under subsection (c) is consistent with the National Exercise Program established under section 748 of this title.