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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live