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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.

Denver RTD, Red Cross partner on disaster preparedness

The agency is installing 30 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in 17 locations and has trained 20 employees in CPR and the use of the AEDs. The training and AEDs are part of a larger effort by the two organizations to improve preparedness in the community.

MBTA, American Red Cross launch campaign

The public awareness campaign promotes the importance of preparing for a disaster before it strikes, and includes the placement of 300 educational car cards throughout the MBTA system.