February 21, 2013
The agency is installing 30 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in 17 locations and has trained 20 employees in CPR and the use of the AEDs. The training and AEDs are part of a larger effort by the two organizations to improve preparedness in the community.
February 4, 2013
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.
December 31, 2012
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.
September 27, 2012
Developed by University of California, Berkeley seismologists, it sends alerts over the Internet to the transit system and other end users, such as Google.
August 21, 2012
Was praised for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus after a crane collapsed on the street, trapping the bus under a fallen pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires.
July 3, 2012
Based on recommendations from General Passenger Safety Task Force. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule by Aug. 27, 2012.
April 26, 2012
The functions will be integrated into the new department, whose primary focus is emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and corporate security risk strategy.
March 21, 2012
Using federal grant money, the facility will turn the Oak Street railway into a "mock" train station to carry out drills, which will also be accessible to emergency responders from all surrounding cities and towns.
August 26, 2011
D.C. Metro maintenance personnel have delivered more than 2,000 sandbags at stations that historically have had water flow above the curb, down the escalators into stations. Supervisors will monitor critical locations, such as bus garages, parking garages, and flood-prone areas throughout the weekend.
October 5, 2010
Topics will include the incident command system, events involving terrorism and/or hazardous materials, interaction with the news media, communicating with the local community and families of the victims, assistance to family members, forensic aspects of recovery and identification, and long-term issues facing the affected community following a major disaster.
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