Topic : emergency response planning

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N.Y. transit hub explosion called 'terrorist attack'

Security and Safety | December 11, 2017

Three civilians suffered minor injuries during the incident, which took place at 7:30 a.m.

Hundreds rode to safety on Palm Tran as Irma took aim at Florida

Security and Safety | October 31, 2017

The agency made roughly 3,500 paratransit trips throughout the region on Sept. 8th — the day the majority of evacuations took place.

October 25, 2017

Practice is Key for Incident Response on Rail Systems

Working in subway tunnels is difficult under any circumstances and when you have to maneuver around an electrified third rail in an environment with less lighting, the task is even more daunting. Now imagine what it is like during an emergency...

Security and Safety | September 18, 2017

Broward County Transit takes residents to safety during Hurricane Irma

Bus evacuation pick-up routes included people living along the beaches, in mobile home parks, and the homeless. BCT’s paratransit service also assisted with transporting their most fragile customers.

Accessibility| September 1, 2017

Capital Metro steps up to rescue those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The agency was able to send five vehicles for the transport of 10 wheelchair passengers from a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to a shelter in San Antonio. They are also offering free passes and travel training to those people that are in shelters in Austin.

April 5, 2017

From Mobility to Emergencies: Public Transit's Role

Transit’s role as a public service is much more than driving millions of riders — many of whom have no other transportation option — every day. Mass transit authorities can often be called upon to assist during an emergency event.

Security and Safety | October 31, 2016

Amtrak earns accreditation for emergency management

The passenger rail network is the first railroad ever to earn the five-year accreditation — typically awarded to federal, state, local and tribal emergency response agencies.

Security and Safety | July 21, 2015

D.C. Metro announces new, fire liaison post at its Rail Control Center

This addition will provide a uniformed fire officer in the “nerve center” of the Metrorail system 40 hours a week to help coordinate emergency communication between Metro and first responders.

Accessibility| February 4, 2013

FTA provides $2B in aid for Hurricane Sandy damage

Money will reimburse transit agencies for extraordinary expenses incurred to protect workers and equipment, and support urgently needed repairs to seriously damaged transit systems and facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and elsewhere.
Rail| December 31, 2012

Web Extra: New York City’s transit system bears up under historic storm

For the men and women who run the MTA’s vast network of subways and buses, Superstorm Sandy was a trial, not by fire, but by wind and water.
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