Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 39-05. Emergency Evacuation and Reentry

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 12pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: 0in .5in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in 2.5in 3.0in"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><font size="3">During an emergency evacuation, State and local transportation resources are critical and relied upon by emergency responders.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Many transportation organizations have experiences and plans relating to emergency evacuation, from which other transportation organizations can learn.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The goal of this synthesis is to share information on current practices in emergency evacuation and reentry, including practices in evacuating special needs populations. </font></span><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><font size="3">The long list of natural and man-made hazards for which evacuations may be necessary is large and growing. Across the nation there are emergency managers that have experienced evacuations from incidents such as fire, toxics, flood, tornado, earthquake, hurricane, etc. Many State and local department of transportation (DOT) functions are being broadened to include more evacuation and reentry activities yet state and local transportation department staff is not widely involved in the development of plans that may require use of state and local transportation resources. </font></span><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><font size="3">The proposed synthesis seeks to undertake a comprehensive and systematic review of current practice for evacuation and reentry, including the use of modes for special needs populations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><o:p><font size="3"> </font></o:p></span></p>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20071101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090601
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16910

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464570
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:45PM