America’s public transportation systems have provided comfort, safety, security and rescue, no matter what the threat.
On September 11, 2001, public transit in New York City, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. helped to safely evacuate citizens from center cities. In other cities around the country, public transit systems took stranded airline passengers to hotels and special shelters and helped evacuate downtowns when office buildings were closed because of the crisis.
More recently, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority helped evacuate residents from homes, schools and businesses when a chemical leak from a rail tanker occured. And transit systems in Texas, Florida, and other Atlantic and Gulf Coast states helped to evacuate communities hit by recent hurricanes and floods.