7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Metra, CTA get $5.5 million in federal security funds

(The Associated Press circulated the following story on May 5.)

CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago, its suburbs and the agencies that operate local public transit systems will receive nearly $40 million in federal funds this year to improve security, officials announced Wednesday.

The $39.4 million award is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security Initiative, the federal agency said.

Nearly $5.5 million will be allocated to Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority.

Chicago will share the remaining $33.9 million with Cook County, said Cat Langel, a spokeswoman with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Altogether, the Department of Homeland Security is allocating about $725 million for security in urban areas this year, the agency said. The only area receiving more money than Chicago under the grant program is the city of New York, which was awarded $46.7 million.

Officials with Cook County and the CTA said they had not been notified of the award Wednesday afternoon. A Metra spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

Thursday, May 6, 2004

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2021 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR reports rail traffic for week ending June 12, 2021
BMWED, SMART-MD coalition requests federal mediation in national bargaining
CSX tells federal regulators it is hiring and working out service problems
Ransomware gang behind utility, CSX attacks feels heat in Ukraine
Juneteenth holiday enshrines importance of freedom for all
CN reports 1,500 letters have been filed with STB in support of KCS merger
Amtrak kicks off $28 million project to upgrade long-distance ride
What it would take for Amtrak to roll back to Boise
New video shows extent of damage from BNSF derailment in New Mexico
Q&A: Railroad Retirement survivor benefits
Unemployment and Sickness Benefit flexibilities under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) during the COVID-19 virus outbreak
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines