6 U.S. Code § 1136 - Security exercises
(a) In general
The Secretary shall establish a program for conducting security exercises for public transportation agencies for the purpose of assessing and improving the capabilities of entities described in subsection (b) to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
(b) Covered entities
Entities to be assessed under the program shall include—
(3) governmental and nongovernmental emergency response providers and law enforcement personnel, including transit police; and
The Secretary shall ensure that the program—
(1) requires, for public transportation agencies which the Secretary deems appropriate, exercises to be conducted that are—
(A) scaled and tailored to the needs of specific public transportation systems, and include taking into account 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;
(2) provides that exercises described in paragraph (1) will be—
(B) assessed by the Secretary to learn best practices, which shall be shared with appropriate Federal, State, local, and tribal officials, governmental and nongovernmental emergency response providers, law enforcement personnel, including railroad and transit police, and appropriate stakeholders; and
(3) involves individuals in neighborhoods around the infrastructure of a public transportation system; and
(d) National Exercise Program
The Secretary shall ensure that the exercise program developed under subsection (a) is a component of the National Exercise Program established under section 748 of this title.