WHAT: TRB Webinar-Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters

This webinar, sponsored by TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program, features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Web-Only Document 70: Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters, Volume 1: A Guide, Volume 2: Research Overview, and Volume 3: Literature Review and Case Studies.

This research provides “how to” steps to help public transit agencies and others improve their resilience to natural disasters. Public transit agencies across the U.S. face a multitude of threats from extreme weather and natural disasters, and ensuring that transit infrastructure and services are resilient to these threats is critical.

Featured case studies will address Los Angeles Metro Rail’s Resilience Assessment Framework tool; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) approach to rebuilding better and stronger after disasters; and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) use of leveraging asset management to “layer on” resilience.

Jon Carnegie, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Deborah Matherly, Louis Berger
Cris Liban, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority


Jane Mobley, Louis Berger

WHEN: March 12, 2018

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

There is no fee to attend this webinar, click here to view registration information.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.

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