Recommended Practice

Emergency Operations Plan for Transit Agencies


This recommended practice provides guidance to assist transit agencies in developing and implementing a standalone Emergency Operations Plan and supporting annexes.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA SS-SEM-RP-019-24 Original 04/24/2024 Published Current


emergency management, emergency operations, Emergency Operations Plan


This document provides guidance and describes the core components for a transit agency Emergency Operations Plan. Transit agencies should tailor their Emergency Operations Plan to their agency’s needs. Transit agencies should use Emergency Operations Plans to facilitate informed emergency planning decision-making for their operations, assets, passengers, employees and communities.

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