ferries may be safer after the state decided to use a portion of
a federal grant to add surveillance cameras, explosives detection
devices and other measure to nine terminals, The Associated Press
reported July 8.
money comes from 199 grants, totaling $170 million, awarded by the
Transportation Security Administration to states, local governments
and private companies.
upgrades will be made at Bellingham, Wash., and Whittier, Homer,
Juneau, Ketchikan, Haines, Sitka, Skagway and Petersburg, AK.
a separate grant, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will
give the port of Valdez $250,000 for port-security measures.