Port Security

PNWA supports increasing the safety and security of the region’s transportation system:

Why this matters to you: Since the events of 9/11, security at the ports continues to be at risk. Foreign imports are transported through our ports on a daily basis. They require fast, efficient and effective screening. The ports need federal assistance t o cover these additional costs. This country cannot afford an incident that would shut down ports for days or longer. Nor can we afford a cumbersome, time consuming screening process that brings international trade to a halt. Though not security related, the temporary west coast port closures in 2002 cost the American economy approximately $1 billion per day for the first five days.

Supporting Materials

FY2009 FEMA Port Security Grant Program webpage
FY2009 Federal Port Security Grant Program - Guidance and Application Kit