Md. Transit Conference Focuses On Emergencies
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Emergency responders in Hagerstown plan to burn a bus as part of a mass-transit training program.
The fire is scheduled Friday as part of the Transportation Association of Maryland’s annual convention. The four-day conference opens Tuesday in the western Maryland city.
Conference planners say emergency preparedness is a highlight of this year’s gathering of more than 150 transportation professionals.
The agenda also includes a program on accident investigations.
Other sessions will teach transit managers to communicate quickly with customers using social media and mobile devices.
Howard County’s rideshare coordinator will run a panel discussion on attracting more customers to mass transit by adding bicycle racks and other services for bike riders.
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