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

March 12, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM ET that 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 transit agencies and others improve their resilience. Transit agencies across the U.S. face a multitude of threats from extreme weather and natural disasters. Ensuring that transit infrastructure and services are resilient to these threats is critical. This webinar will include presentations by several transit agencies featured in the guide. The presenters will provide first-hand accounts of their experiences and lessons learned as they implemented resilience strategies and projects.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

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

Moderated by:  Jane Mobley, Louis Berger

Webinar Outline

  1. What is resilience and why it is important for transit agencies
  2. Addressing resilience within an agency
  3. Working with partners outside an agency
  4. Overview of tools, resources, and the project website and database
  5. Case study examples
    • Los Angeles Metro Rail- national leadership and the Resilience Assessment Framework tool
    • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)- rebuilding better and stronger after disasters
    • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)- leveraging asset management to "layer on" resilience
  6. Question and answer session

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of resilience practices and describe the process steps to improve transit resilience at their agency
  • Identify at least two tools and/or resources to advance resilience planning and implementation at their agency
  • Compare the experiences of other agencies with their own agency’s experiences and identify different pathways to resilience that might be right for their agency

Registration Information

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.  Please make sure that you register for this session and log-in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session.

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