The $18.5 million dollar "Securing the Cities" plan includes installing sensors on bridges like the George Washington
New York City is getting a chunk of new cash to protect it from terror.
The New York Police Department will receive $18.5 million out of a possible $20 million made available nationwide, Schumer said.
The program, called Securing the Cities, includes a ring of sensors: devices at highways, toll plazas, bridges, tunnels and waterways can detect radioactive and nuclear material before it enters the city.
They have already been placed at major entry points. They've also been distributed to law enforcers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Schumer said additional funding was needed to buy more sensors, link the equipment and conduct training.