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Passed House amended (11/15/2002)

Max Cleland Over-the-Road Bus Security and Safety Act of 2002 - (Sec. 2) Directs the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to establish a program to make grants to private operators of over-the-road buses for specified system-wide security improvements to their operations, including the reimbursement of extraordinary security-related costs incurred since September 11, 2001.

(Sec. 3) Sets forth certain grant requirements, including requiring: (1) an applicant private operator of over-the-road buses to submit to the Secretary a security improvements plan; and (2) an applicant for a grant for security improvements within a terminal owned and operated by an entity other than the applicant to demonstrate to the Secretary that such applicant has coordinated such improvements for the terminal with the entity.

(Sec. 5) Requires the Secretary to submit to specified congressional committees a preliminary report that includes, among other things, an assessment of the over-the-road bus security grant program.

(Sec. 6) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003.