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Safety & Security Federal Actions

The federal government of the United States has slowly begun to pay attention to the security of school bus transportation. Listed here are links to the federal initiatives taken to date:

  • TSA School Bus Threat Assessment
    Ordered by Congress as a result of the 9/11 Commission Report, TSA completed a security assessment on the vulnerabilities of school bus security in 2010. The report is not for public consumption but can be requested by school district and school bus operator personnel through a direct appeal to TSA
  • The Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP)
    The TSA’s Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program provides exercise, training and security planning tools and services to the transportation community, including to school districts and private bus companies for student transportation
  • Letter from Jennifer Dorn, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration:
    (January 21, 2005)
  • Alerts from the Department of Homeland Security:
    • Alert 1
    • Alert 2

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