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Highway and Motor Carrier Division

Highway Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE)

Program details will be provided soon.

Highway Grants

For more information on Highway Transportation Security Grants:

To learn more about the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP), click here or go to by scrolling to the bottom of that page, and clicking on the “Intercity Bus Security” link. The guidance is listed under the heading “IBSGP Grant Guidance and Application Kit”.

To learn more about the Trucking Security Program (TSP), click here.

Hazardous Materials Endorsement – Security Threat Assessment (HME STA)

For more information on the HME STA, click here.

Highway Security-Sensitive Materials (HSSM) Security Action Items (SAIs)

Click here to read about the Highway Security-Sensitive Materials (HSSM) Security Action Items(SAIs).

School Transportation Security Awareness (STSA)

The "School Transportation Security Awareness" (STSA) program has been developed by the Transportation Security Administration's Highway and Motor Carrier Security Division in conjunction with the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to provide much needed security awareness information and training to the school transportation industry. STSA focuses on terrorist and criminal threats to school buses, bus passengers, and destination facilities. It is designed to provide school bus drivers, administrators, and staff members with information that will enable them to effectively identify and report perceived security threats, as well as the skills to appropriately react and respond to a security incident should it occur.

The STSA program consists of a 24-minute DVD of a simulated school bus hijacking and web-based self-study modules offered in both English and Spanish. The program has been designed so that the information can be obtained in a classroom setting or by individual self-guided study on-line. Once registration has been completed, an ID code is assigned, and each member of the registered district/ organization is then able to access the on-line training at any time.

Updated! Visit the STSA page for more information.

Hazmat Motor Carrier Security Self-Assessment Training Program

TSA is developing a self-assessment tool for small and medium carriers of hazardous materials to review their security Plan issued under 49 CFR 172.800 including assessing security operations. This pilot project will include field testing of various training tools including CDs and other interactive tools.

Visit the Hazmat Motor Carrier Security Self Assessment Training Program page for more information.

Security Awareness Materials

The Highway division of TSA was the first surface mode to publish and distribute security awareness brochures, tip cards, and posters to private stakeholders. These security awareness materials cover information such as: Identifying Threats and Incidents, Recommended Procedures for Employees, Monitoring Suspicious Activities & Items, Surrounding Awareness, Collecting Information, & Responding to an Incident.

Since 2003, over 1.2 million security awareness pieces have been distributed to the motorcoach, school bus, and truck renting and leasing communities across the United States.

Latest revision: 14 January 2013