Recommended Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Urban, Rural, and Specialized Transit Systems [open pdf - 2MB]
Urban, rural and specialized transit services provide an important source of transportation for many people in the United States. A number of concerns must be addressed to ensure the safety of passengers during transit emergencies. The needs of passengers can be addressed through carefully planned emergency response procedures, proper training of transit and emergency response personnel, and effective use of equipment. The recommendations contained herein are therefore intended to assist transit and emergency response organization personnel to evaluate their emergency response plans and, if necessary, modify or supplement those plans accordingly.
DOT- VNTSC-UMTA- 91-1