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[121 STAT. 401]
[121 STAT. 401]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 401

on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives. (2) DEPARTMENT.—The term ‘‘Department’’ means the Department of Homeland Security. (3) DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES CONCERNS.—The term ‘‘disadvantaged business concerns’’ means small businesses that are owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals as defined in section 124, title 13, Code of Federal Regulations. (4) FRONTLINE EMPLOYEE.—The term ‘‘frontline employee’’ means an employee of a public transportation agency who is a transit vehicle driver or operator, dispatcher, maintenance and maintenance support employee, station attendant, customer service employee, security employee, or transit police, or any other employee who has direct contact with riders on a regular basis, and any other employee of a public transportation agency that the Secretary determines should receive security training under section 1408. (5) PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY.—The term ‘‘public transportation agency’’ means a publicly owned operator of public transportation eligible to receive Federal assistance under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code. (6) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of Homeland Security. SEC. 1403. FINDINGS.

6 USC 1132.

Congress finds that— (1) 182 public transportation systems throughout the world have been primary targets of terrorist attacks; (2) more than 6,000 public transportation agencies operate in the United States; (3) people use public transportation vehicles 33,000,000 times each day; (4) the Federal Transit Administration has invested $93,800,000,000 since 1992 for construction and improvements; (5) the Federal investment in transit security has been insufficient; and (6) greater Federal investment in transit security improvements per passenger boarding is necessary to better protect the American people, given transit’s vital importance in creating mobility and promoting our Nation’s economy.

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6 USC 1133.

(a) NATIONAL STRATEGY.—Not later than 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act and based upon the previous and ongoing security assessments conducted by the Department and the Department of Transportation, the Secretary, consistent with and as required by section 114(t) of title 49, United States Code, shall develop and implement the modal plan for public transportation, entitled the ‘‘National Strategy for Public Transportation Security’’. (b) PURPOSE.— (1) GUIDELINES.—In developing the National Strategy for Public Transportation Security, the Secretary shall establish guidelines for public transportation security that— (A) minimize security threats to public transportation systems; and dkrause on GSDDPC44 with PUBLAW



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