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49 U.S. Code § 5321 - Crime prevention and security

The Secretary of Transportation may make capital grants from amounts available under section 5338 of this title to public transportation systems for crime prevention and security. This chapter does not prevent the financing of a project under this section when a local governmental authority other than the grant applicant has law enforcement responsibilities.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


49 App.:1620.

July 9, 1964, Pub. L. 88–365, 78 Stat. 302, § 24; added Apr. 2, 1987, Pub. L. 100–17, § 325, 101 Stat. 237.

Editorial Notes

2005—Pub. L. 109–59 substituted “public transportation” for “mass transportation”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Pub. L. 109–59, title III, § 3028(c), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1624, required the Secretaries of Transportation and Homeland Security to issue jointly final regulations to establish the characteristics of and requirements for public transportation security grants not later than 180 days after Aug. 10, 2005.

Public Transportation Security

Pub. L. 109–59, title III, § 3028(b), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1624, provided that:

“(1) In general.—
Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Aug. 10, 2005], the Secretary [of Transportation] shall execute an annex to the memorandum of understanding between the Secretary and the Secretary of Homeland Security, dated September 28, 2004, to define and clarify the respective roles and responsibilities of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security relating to public transportation security.
“(2) Contents.—The annex to be executed under paragraph (1) shall—
establish a process to develop security standards for public transportation agencies;
create a method of direct coordination with public transportation agencies on security matters;
address any other issues determined to be appropriate by the Secretary and the Secretary of Homeland Security; and
include a formal and permanent mechanism to ensure coordination and involvement by the Department of Transportation, as appropriate, in public transportation security.”