Recommended Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Elderly and Disabled Rail Transit Passengers [open pdf - 2MB]
"The mass transportation system in the United States has seen an increase in the number of elderly and disabled persons who use mass transit. With this increase in use, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) has recognized the need to consider the unique characteristics and needs of elderly and disabled passengers in rail transit emergency response planning. The needs of these passengers can be addressed through carefully planned emergency response procedures, proper training of rail transit system and other emergency response organization personnel, and effective use of equipment. This document contains recommendations designed to assist rail transit system and emergency response organization personnel in evaluating and modifying or supplementing their emergency response plans to address the needs of elderly and disabled passengers during rail transit emergencies."
Federal Transit Administration: http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov