This equipment package manages transit resources to support evacuation and subsequent reentry of a population in the vicinity of a disaster or other emergency. It supports coordination of regional evacuation plans, identifying the transit role in a regional evacuation and identifying transit resources that would be used. During an evacuation, this equipment package coordinates the use of transit and school bus fleets, supporting evacuation of those with special needs and the general population. Transit service and fare schedules are adjusted and updated service and fare information is made available through traveler information systems. This equipment package coordinates the functions in other Transit equipment packages to support these requirements.
NFTA/Metro Bus and Rail Operations Control Center
Niagara Falls Paratransit Service
Niagara Falls Transit Center
Niagara Parks People Mover
School District Transportation Dispatch
St. Catharines Transit Dispatch
Welland Transit Center
General Functional Requirements
The center shall manage the use of transit resources to support evacuation and subsequent reentry of a population in the vicinity of a disaster or other emergency. 2 -
The center shall coordinate regional evacuation plans with Emergency Management - identifying the transit role in an evacuation and the transit resources that would be used. 3 -
The center shall coordinate the use of transit and school bus fleets during an evacuation, supporting evacuation of those with special needs and the general population. 4 -
The center shall adjust and update transit service and fare schedules and provide that information to other agencies as they coordinate evacuations.