Following a previous article, I continue with what I consider an educated best guess, for the three scenarii mentioned there:
- have a fast mobile team ready to cover the ground area. It can operate during heavy rainfalls, snowfalls or tree falls
- invest in a couple of specialized vehicles and keep them well maintained
- don’t leave the special vehicles in the garage / parking lot. At the first sign, deploy them proatively, in the places that have suffered most in the past
The list can include the following actions, too:
- after the first snowfall starts, make the vehicles cover the area continously, at a moderate pace. One might need gas for a long amount of time. No need to hurry;
- in cast the snow falls during the night, which is most of the cases, have the vehicles follow a repeated pattern, in order to maintain the road at an acceptable level;
- have a plan B (evac of people blocked on the road) as well as a plan C (be ready to offer alternate modes of public transport):
Today, media is a powerful tool. It is good to think at containment:
- don’t forget PR. Press can be a thorn or might be turned into a powerful ally
- social media is a must. Regular short updates not only keep people informed, but also lessen the pressure. If it comes from the horse’s mouth, it must be true. Transit agencies can be considered as a source of truth, if they behave honestly.
The list will grow bigger. Stay tuned ….