Management & Operations

FTA launches emergency preparedness forums

Posted on October 29, 2002

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) opens its "Connecting Communities: Emergency Preparedness and Security Forum" in Denver October 30 to 31. The forums were created to help communities become better prepared to respond to emergency situations. The goal of the forums is to demonstrate the important role that transit plays in crisis situations and the importance of delivering a coordinated response across all public safety agencies. Participating transit agencies will work with regional emergency responders to determine the effectiveness of interagency response plans for the Denver region. "Public transportation is an important component of our nation's emergency response and evacuation plans in the event of natural disasters or terrorist incidents," said FTA Administrator Jennifer L. Dorn. The forums, which will continue in other U.S. cities through early 2003, have been created in cooperation with FTA's partners, the American Public Transportation Association and the Federal Railroad Administration. Participants must pre-register online for the forums, which feature hands-on exercises, including discussions, various emergency scenarios and group break-out sessions. Future scheduled forums will be held November 4 to 5 in Houston, Texas; November 6 to 7 in Dallas, Texas; and December 5 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C. For more information, visit www.transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Connect Transit receives state funds, avoids shutdown

The agency announced Thursday that the payment of almost $1.9 million covers the time period of July 2016 through September 2016 and is part of a nearly $17.6 million transfer to the Downstate Public Transportation Fund.

APTA names new chief counsel

Linda C. Ford currently serves as associate administrator of the FTA's Office of Civil Rights.

Report: Public transit, cities should learn from San Francisco Muni hack

WIRED said American public transit systems, which make daily life possible for millions, are an easy target, since many are aging and underfunded, with barely enough money to keep the trains running, let alone invest in IT security upgrades.

Ill. agency reduces night service to deal with lack of state funding

The roughly $180,000 in cost savings from the night service reductions for the Springfield Mass Transit District are less than one third of what is already being done while SMTD awaits delayed payments and a clearer budget picture from the state.

U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

Previous studies have found that citizens in areas with more transit options have a lower BMI because transit use also includes walking and biking, however, using BMI for that conclusion doesn’t account for commuters who may eat fast food every day or substitute buses and trains for walking from place to place.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close