Define a Statewide Plan for a Sustainable Real-Time Travel Time Network for Texas Hurricane Evacuations and Safe Citizen Return

Hurricanes in Texas have posed considerable challenges to the evacuation of large populations and the transmission of information from the real-time traffic monitoring infrastructure. Given the societal, economic, and strategic significance of the hurricane evacuation route network, ensuring sufficient coverage and resilience against disruptions is essential. The limited available resources and the expanded network size, which includes rural areas, presents several technical and economic difficulties. To implement an effective strategy to address these issues, it is crucial for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to develop a statewide plan for the sustainability and sufficiency of the evacuation network. The research team will provide guidance for decision-makers in assessing the needs for determining additional monitoring stations on an expanded evacuation network including major Texas cities. To do so, the research team will assess the availability and maintainability of different resources by collecting input from multiple stakeholders and developing a prioritized list of interventions based on socioeconomic criteria. Based on the projected usage of information transfer technologies, the project shall explore and recommend alternatives for failsafe systems.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $399868
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boyles, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20210901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240229
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240229

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01782696
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7123
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2021 10:20AM