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NOV-DEC 2014

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Page 7 of 47 News, blogs, videos, photo galleries, job postings and more… job postings and more… News, blogs, videos, photo galleries, Alleyn Harned is executive director of Virginia Clean Cities, a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. Topic: Va. transit feet kicks of major CNG transition Joyce Rose is president/CEO of Operation Lifesaver Inc. Topic: Delivering rail safety's message to the public 4 < m ETRO m AGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 on the web CONTRIBUTORS Become a contributing blogger. Email us at info@metro- Featured bloggers: T h i s c o u l d b e y o u FOLLOW US Photo courtesy ARTIC — R TROY Disaster drills on commuter railroads, Amtrak or subways, along with buses, are incredibly important, not just for the practice, but to see what works and doesn't work out of a whole collection of protocols. And, it is crucial that as many area fre and ambulance departments (these are sometimes separate agencies) are involved as possible, since these FD and EMS workers will be the ones doing rescue and treatment for victims. One needs to include any department that might have to respond to an incident. On Long Island, where I live, units all over both counties (and possibly Brooklyn and Queens as well) on the island might respond, along with PD and county- based responders. The volunteer ambulance corps I dispatch for recently held a MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) drill involving a school shooting. For our fairly small drill we had units from all over Sufolk County. Post drill analysis showed us ways we could improve and streamline our response. I'd like to see a lot more train and bus related drills. Recently posted galleries include photos of the Southern California-based Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, in various stages of construction. To see additional images from the project, as well as completed project renderings, go to P l a n n i n g f o r t h e worst of times Contributor Heather Redfern, public information manager for t h e S o u t h e a s t e r n Pe n n sy l va n i a Transportation Authority, discussed how transit utilizes disaster drills to prepare for emergency situations. PHOTOS COMMENTS Steve Mentzer is manager, transit simulations, training & courseware, at L-3 D.P. Associates. Topic: Are your bus operators square? Recent video postings include the launch of the BioBus, the UK's first human and food waste- powered bus. VIDEOS (If you have video you'd like us to post, let us know at E-NEWS Visit to sign up for our Rail Transit e-newsletter. To read postings from our other contributing bloggers and to submit your comments, go to To read postings from our other contributing bloggers and to submit your comments, go to

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