Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by railtrailbiker
A state committee of transportation advocates said yesterday that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its transit divisions must refine their emergency communications plans to keep passengers and employees safe during a terrorist attack or other emergency.

In its report, "Ladies and Gentlemen: This Is Not A Drill," the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA praised Metro-North Railroad for its emergency communications system and employee training. However, it sharply criticized the MTA, New York City Transit and Long Island Rail Road for inadequate emergency communication plans and for not clearly outlining employee responsibilities in the event of a crisis.

The review also found that NYC Transit and LIRR did not have formal emergency task forces to develop strategies and did not regularly review and update existing plans.
http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs ... 018/NEWS02

  by MN Jim
A nit to pick: Metro-North's emergency plans, and specifically, its communications plan during emergencies, were rated better than NYCT or LIRR. The PCAC study did not purport to analyze, or compare to any other operating agency, Metro-North's safety.