Prepared by the Federal Transit Administration and the National Transit Institute, this is a resource document for transit agencies. It provides suggested guidance for transit employees' emergency preparedness at home as well as at work. It also includes information on how employees can cope with an emergency while still allowing the effective fulfillment of their duties. The intent is that transit agencies will embrace the suggestions in this resource document, particularly those that apply to personnel preparedness. Recent history has reminded us that no region of our country is safe from all hazards and we all need to do what we can to ensure the safety of our families and loved ones.
(Note: Revised Version Expected Summer 2013) contains information about resources available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and FTA in the event of a declared emergency prompted by a major accident, terrorist actions, or a natural disaster. It also includes information about eligible reimbursements under the Stafford Act.
[Alternative version: Security and Emergency Management]
Between May 2002 and July 2006, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provided technical assistance to the top 50 transit agencies through the Security and Emergency Management Technical Assistance Program (SEMTAP). This report includes a program background and summary, the methodology used, findings and results gathered during the technical assistance visits and a description of the next generation technical assistance program.
Provides a comprehensive systems approach for transit agencies to use in integrating security and emergency management programs with the DHS Homeland Security Advisory System's five color-coded graduated threat conditions. This document provides protective measures to be implemented in the event of an Attack or Active Incident and during the Recovery phase following an incident.