$11.6 million allotted to Highway Watch

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the Highway Watch program $11.6 million for fiscal year 2007, more than double its allocation last year.

Highway Watch trains truckers and other highway professionals to report security and safety problems on U.S. roads. It also operates and maintains a Highway Information Sharing and Analysis Center in Herndon, Va.

Homeland Security operates the Highway Watch program under a cooperative agreement with the American Trucking Associations.

Highway Watch received $4.8 million last fiscal year. The award is part of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure Protection Program for fiscal year 2007.

For more information about Highway Watch, visit www.highwaywatch.com.