Of the 16 UAs with available plans, 13 had plans that, for at least one question, mentioned a relevant transit agency, while three did not.

The results for Questions 1 through 12 are summarized in Table C-1 (Questions 13 and 14 asked for the location of the plan online and the plan’s date, respectively). Full details of the results are available online (onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/sr/sr294appendixC.pdf).

TABLE C-1 Summary Results of Plan Assessments

Question

Number of Responses

Yes

No

Yes and Noa

N/Ab

1. Is the area transit agency included in the Transportation Annex of the emergency Response plan?

10

10

6

7

2. Is transit part of the area’s emergency evacuation plan, if one exists?

11

4

4

14

3. Are sufficient details provided to make transit’s role credible?

7

6

3

17

4a. Are transit officials part of the decision-making team in the event of an emergency?

6

11

0

16

4b. Is their place in the chain of command clearly indicated?

7

6

3

17

5. Are methods described for communications among key transit personnel and between transit personnel and other key agency staff (e.g., Department of Transportation, Emergency Management Agencies) in the event of an emergency?

3

11

2

17

6. Is transit equipment (e.g., buses, railcars, para-transit vehicles) identified that could be made available in an emergency evacuation?

7

4

5

17

7. Are provisions made for ensuring that transit staff will be available in the event of an emergency (e.g., identification of critical personnel, provision for evacuation of families of transit operating personnel)?

0

15

1

17

8. In the event of an emergency that overwhelms local transit capacity, are memoranda of understanding and standby contracts with neighboring providers and the private sector mentioned?

1

14

1

17



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