SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Disasters and transportation systems

"When a major earthquake hits the Bay Area, we will experience power
failures for electric transit modes, including BART and Muni, and
highways and surface streets will fail due to bridge collapses and the
accumulation of debris. What should we do now in order to safely and
quickly restore these crucial links? With the authors of SPUR’s latest
Resilient City policy report: transportation experts Irene Avetyan,
Christopher Barkley, Anthony Bruzzone, Sarah Karlinsky
and Brian Stokle."

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