PUBLIC TRANSIT - LIFELINE IN TIME OF COMMUNITY CRISIS

The paper refers to eight crisis in eight different American communities (e.g, October 17, 1989 San Francisco earthquake). In each of the emergencies, public transit was on site and ready to work as the emergencies occurred. It emphasises the fact that any future national transportation policy must support public transit's ability to respond to emergency mobility needs. The paper also suggests that to ensure that public transit systems can provide the necessary assistance in times of emergency, reliable funding and support are necessary. Local officials and transit managers need the flexibility to maintain reserve fleets, and the access to emergency relief funds and budget to sustain services. In addition, local governments within a region need the latitude to work together to design and carry out effective emergency, contingency plans. Incresed availability and use of public transit and other forms of high-occupancy, shared-ride services should be the major objectives guiding out national policy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transportation Association

    1201 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC    20005
  • Publication Date: 1992

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00622858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM