Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Florida Transit Systems

This training is jointly sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida Transit Safety and Operations Network (FTSON).


Hurricane Jeanne approaches Florida from the east coast of Florida.This training will provide a basic understanding of the emergency management framework followed in Florida and provide tips, best practices, and other pertinent information related to preparing, responding and recovering from a hurricane and other emergencies. This session will focus primarily on emergency efforts that need to be understood and communicated when hurricanes have a direct impact on Florida’s public transit agencies.  Other topics included during this session will be developing a relationship with the local Emergency Operations Center (EOC), preparing agency staff and their families during an event, planning for fuel and agency fleet, the importance of mission number during recovery, the necessary documentation required for cost reimbursement, and assisting and supporting other agencies when not impacted by an event.

Who should attend?

Florida public transit agency staff responsible for operations and emergency management, and FDOT staff and consultants

Session Length

30 minutes

Dates of Training:

The same training will be offered on the following dates.

Save the Date – Registration Coming Soon

  1. Friday, December 4, 2020 @ 10am: https://cutr.adobeconnect.com/em-120420/event/registration.html
  2. Wednesday, December 9, 2020 @ 2pm: https://cutr.adobeconnect.com/em-120920/event/registration.html
  3. Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 11am: https://cutr.adobeconnect.com/em-010721/event/registration.html
  4. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 1pm: https://cutr.adobeconnect.com/em-011321/event/registration.html

Previous Sessions

  1. Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 2pm
  2. Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 10am
  3. Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 3pm
  4. Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 11am

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, please contact Stephanie Lewis at zavacki@cutr.usf.edu a minimum of ten (10) working days in advance to the training session.