Legal Aspects of Transit and Intermodal Transportation Programs. Topic 16-03. Public Transit Emergency Preparedness against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues

This study topic should examine responses to infectious disease epidemics in order to identify legal issues that may be confronted by transit agencies. Such responses may include but not be limited to closures of public facilities, businesses, and other major traffic generators; checkpoints for screening; quarantine zones; compulsory leave for employees with fevers; refusals of employees to come to work; disinfection measures; pre-screening of passengers; and full or partial suspension of service. The study should evaluate privacy and civil rights of patrons and employees, as well as liability issues.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $55625
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-05, Topic 16-03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20151023
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170301
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170301
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41399

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  • Accession Number: 01624203
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-05, Topic 16-03
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2017 1:00AM