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Bringing Life-Saving CPR Training to Transit Stations

There’s a lot to do to pass time waiting at the station for a train — read…listen to music…learn how to save a life? Yes, in the minutes it takes for a train to arrive, a person can learn Hands-Only CPR.

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...

Miami-Dade tapped to host AT&T's first smart cities ops center

In collaboration with its alliance member Hitachi, AT&T will be deploying public safety solutions, including remote monitoring and more efficient operations solutions for police and public safety officials and reliable data to help inform decision making around urban transportation planning.

L.A. subway to get Wi-Fi and cell service

Work on the project in Los Angeles was delayed nearly two years while officials dealt with issues related to security and interference with first-responder radio conversations

Emergency Plans: How Transit Prepares for the Worst

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.