Role of Transit in Emergency Management
- Date of Publication
- January 17, 2023
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Transit agencies play a crucial role in improving community resiliency, including communities' ability to respond to natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards. Two recent hazards, the COVID-19 pandemic, and 2021 winter storm unofficially referred to as Uri, not only illustrate widespread implications of hazards but also an unprecedented opportunity for an improved understanding of the role of transit in response to and alleviating the effects of natural hazards. (3 Pages)
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