Ocean City Today

Worcester, Tri-County Council codify transportation policy

By Brian Gilliland | Mar 08, 2018

(March 9, 2018) Following a previous water main break in Snow Hill, Worcester County had some difficulty getting transportation for people displaced by the flooding, Fred Webster, director of emergency services, told the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday. Because of that, the idea was born of entering into a memorandum of understanding with the Tri-County Council’s Shore Transit service.

The commissioners then went on to make that deal official by signing the memorandum to provide transportation for people affected by disaster, extraordinary event or extreme temperatures.

The document, written by County Attorney Maureen Howarth, explains what is expected from both parties, with Worcester County playing a coordinating role and the council providing resources and backup.

The Tri-County Council is responsible for providing necessary transportation, as infrastructure allows, providing reasonable accommodations as well as vehicles and drivers.

Worcester County will help the Tri-County Council recover costs from federally declared disasters via the Federal Disaster Assistance Program, while the council will waive costs for county declared emergencies, governor-declared state of emergencies and other federal emergencies.

The commissioners approved the deal unanimously.


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