Rail

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

FRA awards $272M in State of Good Repair grants

The SOGR Program is intended to improve intercity passenger rail performance.

Gov. directs NJ TRANSIT to release monthly rail performance metrics

Will include the total number of cancellations each month and a listing of the specific types of cancellations for each line.

NTSB to railroads: Finish the job implementing Positive Train Control

Press event coincided with the 50th anniversary of a train collision in Darien, Conn., that killed four people and injured 43 others.

NJ TRANSIT Police reunite homeless man with family

Jose Lopez, 61, who hadn't seen his family in more than 24 years, made his way to New Jersey from Miami when was he was found.

FRA makes $244M available for rail funding

The FY19 NOFO will fund projects that increase rail transportation safety, efficiency, and reliability.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

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