MANUAL OF TRANSIT OPERATIONS IN CIVIL EMERGENCIES
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.
Simpson and Curtin, Incorporated1405 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA United States 19102
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 65 p.
- 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