A case study of transit service in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., following the Hurricane Agnes flood of June 1972, reveals the need for improved nationwide transit disaster procedures. All phases of planning for transit support in civil emergencies require upgrading by Federal, state and local governments. This manual describes the actions necessary to accomplish contingency planning, emergency transit evacuation and relief services in a systematic manner. Recommendations are offered. These include the following: Federal efforts to focus on incorporating disaster preparedness for capital grants; states to avail themselves of Federal matching funds for disaster planning with the state department of transportation or highway department responsible for transit planning input; etc. Chapters discuss Federal, state and local emergency frameworks and emergency transit operations preparedness procedures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simpson and Curtin, Incorporated

    1405 Locust Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19102

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 65 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SIMCUR-29911-4
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM