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FTA provides $2B in aid for Hurricane Sandy damage

Accessibility| 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.

Web Extra: New York City’s transit system bears up under historic storm

Rail| 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.
Bus| 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.
Rail| September 27, 2012

BART tests early earthquake warning system

Developed by University of California, Berkeley seismologists, it sends alerts over the Internet to the transit system and other end users, such as Google.
Rail| 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.
Rail| September 19, 2012

Power problems impact D.C. Metro line

Over the course of about two hours, thousands of commuters became stranded on platforms and on the rails, and dozens of riders had to be off-loaded from a train.
Bus| August 21, 2012

TTC driver calms riders while trapped by power line collapse

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.
Rail| July 3, 2012

FRA proposes rule on rail emergency preparedness

Based on recommendations from General Passenger Safety Task Force. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule by Aug. 27, 2012.
June 1, 2012

OCTA CEO: Is your agency ready for the ‘big one’?

This month OCTA joined public agencies across California in the Golden Guardian exercise — an annual emergency training event that helps prepare cities, hospitals, first responders, schools, transportation agencies and others to respond in crisis situations. In the last year, OCTA has placed an increased focus on emergency preparedness and training.
Rail| April 26, 2012

Amtrak creates emergency mgmt, security department

The functions will be integrated into the new department, whose primary focus is emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and corporate security risk strategy.

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