This forum will not be a standing committee. It deals with specific emergency preparedness matters. It will not flow up through the APTA committee structure and the exact details and bylaws are still being decided. This meeting is a think tank session that will help the forum frame out the basic structure, strategy and objectives in moving forward.

Transit has historically had a Safety & Security focus. It is realizing the value of All Hazards and moving toward this line of thinking, operating. Transit seems to be on the forefront with the Safety/Security Roundtables. They seem to be for the larger agencies only. We need to also focus on the smaller agencies and provide them this critical All Hazards and Emergency Preparedness information as well.

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