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TCRP J-05/Topic 16-03 [Completed]

Public Transit Emergency Preparedness against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues
[ TCRP J-05 (Legal Aspects of Transit and Intermodal Transportation Programs) ]

  Project Data
Funds: 55,625
Effective Date: 10/23/2015
Completion Date: 3/1/2017

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.

Status: Completed: The revised final report has been received. It can be downloaded here.

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