“We have a working group called the South Florida Media Coalition that gets together on a monthly basis to address such issues,” says Arnold. “It includes representatives from transit agencies and emergency responders such as police and fire rescue, as well as PIOs from such agencies as the Red Cross. It also includes working members of the media. When these issues come up, be they natural or man-made disasters, this is the group that will respond to them.”
For more information on the Public Transit-Information Sharing Analysis Center (PT-ISAC) and the Transit Policing and Security Peer Advisory Group (PAG), visit www.MassTransitmag.com/10810705.