Since the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, MTC has spearheaded regional transportation emergency preparedness activities in the Bay Area Region. MTC has led the region’s transportation agencies in developing a set of interagency agreements and procedures; coordinated regional transportation emergency preparedness exercises; and initiated interoperability efforts to prepare the region’s transportation agencies for the next natural disaster, terrorist event or major catastrophe. MTC’s emergency role and responsibilities include emergency coordination with the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the region’s transportation agencies and serving as a regional information clearinghouse and disseminator of information to the public.
Regional Emergency Coordination Plans
The SF Bay Area Regional Transportation Emergency Management Plan (RTEMP) (PDF) provides guidance for the coordination of emergency response of the region’s transportation agencies. This plan supplements the Coastal Region Emergency Management Agency's (Cal EMA) SF Bay Area Regional Emergency Coordination Transportation Subsidiary Plan that facilitates the coordination and prioritization of transportation assets for emergency response.
Since 1996, MTC has coordinated and conducted annual emergency preparedness exercises (Excel) with regional transit operators, Caltrans and CHP to test the above plans. Recent exercise scenarios include a simulated 1906 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault and the 2007 terrorism-based scenario that impacted the region’s transportation infrastructure.
For Emergency Coordination inquiries contact: Senior Program Coordinator, Radiah Victor 510-817-5917 or email@example.com.
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