Topic : emergency management

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Metrolink installs defibrillators on all trains

Security and Safety | February 20, 2019

Move comes after California state legislature made AEDs mandatory on commuter rail systems by July 2020.

[Photos] MARTA's $1.2 million mobile command vehicle

Security and Safety | December 19, 2017

The vehicle is tasked with providing the MARTA Police and Emergency Management Department with enhanced communication during events that affect the transit agency's operation.

Security and Safety | December 11, 2017

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

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

Security and Safety | November 7, 2017

MARTA unveils new mobile command vehicle

The $1.2 million vehicle functions as a communication and command center for major sporting events, emergencies, and natural disasters.

Security and Safety | October 31, 2017

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

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 27, 2017

WMATA report finds rail station managers unprepared for emergencies

Agency's quality control team says that inspectors found inoperative flash lights, expired first aid materials, and myriad inconsistent mechanisms for unlocking emergency lock boxes in a review of 19 stations over the summer.

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.

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