Authors: Jodi Godfrey, Gennaro Saliceto, and Roberta Yegidis, Center for Urban Transportation Research Destructive natural disasters such as hurricanes or other extreme weather events challenge many industries, especially the public transit industry. The 2017 hurricane season proved to be tumultuous, with three major hurricanes devastating the United States in less than 2 months. The challenges faced.. read more →

NTI, USDOT, Rutgers Haider, Renee; Kozub, Christopher; Moy, Adrian; Partee Tracey The safety and security of transit employees and the public is a primary concern for transit agencies. This course was developed in response to a need for front-line employee and supervisory training on preventing, responding to, and recovering from workplace violence incidents. read more →

This report includes guidance, strategies, tools, and resources to help paratransit service providers plan, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a range of emergencies. View Report read more →

Federal Transit Administration; National Transit Institute 2011 While you are not an “essential” employee in the traditional sense, such as police officers and firefighters, your role as a public transportation employee is still as vital during a crisis as it is during a normal rush-hour commute. To help you better prepare yourself and your family.. read more →

National RTAP; 2010 The role of a transit driver in an emergency can be critical to saving lives and protecting property. Because of the nature of the job, drivers are often the first on the scene of accidents and incidents. That’s why it is important to be trained in emergency procedures. This training, combined with.. read more →

National Cooperative Highway Research Program; Transit Cooperative Research Program; 2009 The enclosed Natural Hazards Informer (No. 4, September 2009) was prepared under NCHRP Project 20-59(24) and TCRP Project J-10E by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The results of this jointly sponsored NCHRP-TCRP project provide a collective overview of hazard-related.. read more →

U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration 2009 The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proudly presents this primer, Evacuating Populations with Special Needs, as the third in the Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning primer series. This installment focuses on evacuating people who need assistance in leaving an area, particularly people with disabilities, aging populations, people living.. read more →

U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration Federal Highway Administration National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2008 For copies of this CD, please email ITSPUBS@dot.gov and include contact information (name, address etc.) and number of copies requested. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiated the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Public Safety Program in 2000.. read more →

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration 2007 Emergencies can occur at any time and at any place. The September 11 (or 9/11), 2001, attacks on the high profile World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City and the Pentagon in the Washington, D.C. area, made real the impact of an unexpected, or “no-notice,” event.. read more →

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2007 Abstract: The NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities was developed in response to the emphasis that has been placed the need to properly address the emergency procedures needs of the disability community. This Guide addresses the needs, criteria, and minimum information necessary to integrate the proper.. read more →