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Real-Time Response: A Pandemic Playbook for Public Transportation Agencies

March 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

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How can public transportation agencies respond efficiently and effectively to a pandemic? The Transportation Research Board will host a webinar on March 30, 2021 that will identify ways to do so.

Presenters will discuss the Pandemic Playbook, a practical guide for managing a public transportation agency’s response to a pandemic, concentrating on what needs to be done when and by whom. They will address key questions and decisions to assist agencies in determining their responses to the pandemic and challenges that agencies may face with potential solutions to those challenges. This webinar will provide a summary of effective practices currently used by public transportation agencies, transit agency leaders, and operational personnel.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 963: A Guide For Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response and TCRP Research Report 225: A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Characteristics of pandemics: Deb Matherly, WSP
  2. Challenges for agencies and their leaders during a pandemic: Patricia Bye, Independent Consultant
  3. Effective practices currently used by transportation agencies: Janet Benini, Independent Consultant
  4. Question and answer session: Herby Lissade, Tortuga Planning, Engineering and Consulting

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Please visit the Real-Time Response – A Pandemic Playbook for Public Transportation Agencies webpage for more information.