Metro Atlanta’s transit system, MARTA, is one of several nationwide getting federal money to bolster security on public transportation.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced $78 million to be spread to transit systems across the U.S. The money is aimed at hiring 240 law enforcement officers for 15 systems across the country to help guard against terrorism.
MARTA will get more than $600,000 from the fresh allocation of federal money. The system says it will fund two new explosive detection canine teams for three years and for explosive detection equipment.
New York is getting the largest allotment of money for its transit system--$35.9 million.