News Tagged With: emergency-response-planning
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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.


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.


December 20, 2012

NTSB offers new accident management course

The course, scheduled for February 5 and 6 in Ashburn, Va., will examine core principles for managing the transition from first response and life safety operations to the decedent recovery and identification process.


September 25, 2012

NYCT to install 'Help Points' on subway

Created specifically for the subway environment, the unit is designed to be an easily recognizable communications tool for customers who need to either report an emergency or ask for travel directions.


March 25, 2010

D.C. Metro to use rail carts for emergency response

First responders will be able to use the vehicles to move equipment along the tracks to the scene of a Metrorail emergency, as well as safely transport people who are unable to walk out of an incident area. The MERVs run on rail tracks up to 10 mph and can turn what could be a 45-minute walk for firefighters loaded with gear into a four-minute ride.


September 14, 2009

Report addresses transportation role in emergencies

Includes Emergency Operations Plan checklists and organization charts updated to include lessons learned from Katrina, 9/11, and other wide-scale emergencies.


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