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Webinar: Public Transportation’s Role in Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
2:00 p.m.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will host this webinar from 2-3 p.m. ET  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 featuring research examining legal issues that transit agencies may face when an infectious disease epidemic arises. The research is based on the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s latest legal research digest: Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues.

The webinar will provide an overview of federal and state laws and court decisions affecting transit agencies' responses to infectious disease outbreaks, including aligning transit agencies' procedures and federal and state guidance. Presenters will also discuss the legal basis for the protocols that public transit agencies and other transportation providers such as airlines have planned or implemented to respond to epidemics and pandemics.

Speakers:

  • Trudy Henson, University of Maryland-Baltimore Center for Health & Homeland Security
  • Michael Tennison, University of Maryland-Baltimore Center for Health & Homeland Security
  • Megan Timmins, University of Maryland-Baltimore Center for Health & Homeland Security (moderator)

FTA sponsors TCRP to develop and apply innovative solutions to help meet the demands placed on the nation’s public transit systems. 

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