Amtrak creates emergency mgmt, security department

Posted on April 26, 2012

Amtrak is creating a new Emergency Management and Corporate Security department to integrate existing company-wide efforts into a single, cohesive unit to more effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters, mitigate their effects, and allow for fast and efficient response and recovery.

“The new team will identify opportunities to strategically coordinate, train, and put into practice consistent and efficient response and recovery efforts to better ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees,” said Amtrak President/CEO Joe Boardman.

There are eight emergency management-related functions currently located in various Amtrak departments. These functions will be integrated into the new department whose primary focus is emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and corporate security risk strategy. Combining these functions will provide a framework in which to plan for, respond to and recover from incidents while also establishing and maintaining a uniform corporate security strategy.

Susan Reinertson, who currently oversees the Amtrak recovery and resiliency exercise program as well as continuity of operations planning, will lead the new department. She has a background in homeland security and emergency management consulting as well as leadership experience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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

More News

Despite federal uncertainty, N.C. light rail project optimistic about funding

Half of the Durham-Orange light rail’s cost — totaling over a billion dollars — is expected to come from the federal government.

Las Vegas Monorail unveils Google Pay mobile ticketing

The Monorail now offers riders the ability to quickly and easily purchase fares online and use their phone at the fare gates for immediate transit access to everything along the Las Vegas Strip.

Charlotte Area Transit launches LYNX Blue Line extension

The 9.3-mile extension, coined the Blue Line Extension (BLE) during construction, continues the alignment north from the previous terminus stop at 7th Street Station and now culminates at UNC Charlotte’s main campus.

Protran Technology names new director of sales

Kyley Holmstrom brings over 20 years of experience in senior management and sales, engineering operations, and purchasing in the rail industry, to the position.

NJ Transit continues closing gap on overcrowded trains

The agency's team was in Maryland earlier this week to inspect 20 railcars as a lease was being worked out.

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



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