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N.Y. MTA activates winter operations plan

Bus| November 19, 2014
The plan, which affects NYCT subways, buses and the Staten Island Railway, is updated and put into effect in mid-November each year in an effort to anticipate the effect of inclement weather on service.

Emergency Plans: How Transit Prepares for the Worst

| October 29, 2014
What constitutes a “normal” day in the transit industry? In an instant, regular service can be halted due to an accident, fire or unattended package. In most cases, these incidents are quickly resolved and routine operations are restored after minor disruption, but there is always a chance that a situation can escalate into a large-scale event, requiring the response of a transit agency’s emergency and operations personnel, working alongside a community’s first responder units.
Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

NJ Transit develops emergency management plan

There are seven plans in all, including separate documents for each mode of transportation — bus, light rail and commuter rail — as well as plans for the NJ Transit Police Department and disability services and a corporate plan.
Rail| April 8, 2014

FRA revises passenger train emergency preparedness regs

Makes requirements for initial and periodic training, operational efficiency tests, and inspections of certain railroad personnel apply not only to on-board crewmembers and control center personnel, but also to the emergency response communications center personnel.
Motorcoach| February 21, 2014

Greyhound driver praised for handling of bomb threat

The driver asks a man, who is overheard by passengers talking on a cell phone about blowing up the bus, to leave the bus. When he refuses, the driver asks the riders to evacuate the bus and calls the police, who arrive immediately.
Rail| January 2, 2014

Report: NJ Transit needs more flood protection

Recommended portable or permanent flood barriers at facilities, which suffered severe flooding during the storm, resulting in more than $100 million in damage.
Government Issues| December 2, 2013

FRA announces final rule for rail emergency plans

Among the provisions, the rule requires that vestibule and interior passageway doors on passenger cars be fitted with removable panels and windows to allow passage if the doors do not open.
Management & Operations| October 31, 2013

Scientists helped save subway from Sandy

A climate scientist, was one of the people perhaps most responsible for showing how such epic flooding would affect the city's subways, which prompted the MTA's preparations before the storm hit.
Bus| October 30, 2013

N.Y. MTA details efforts to harden, protect transit post Sandy

The MTA is designing solutions to fully prevent water incursion at the approximately 600 entry points in Lower Manhattan as well as vulnerable vent plants and openings in other flood-prone areas.
Bus| August 27, 2013

NJ, Feds developing grid for stronger power infrastructure

Electrical microgrids can supply highly reliable power during storms or other times when the traditional centralized grid is compromised.

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