Improving Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management Capabilities in Transportation

While disaster preparedness and emergency management capabilities have had a high public profile during the current decade, Hurricane Katrina in late 2005 revealed serious weaknesses in the United States' emergency re sponse capabilities. There is thus much left to do if the full purposes of the consolidation of agencies into the Department of Homeland Security and of parallel development efforts carried out by other levels of government are to be achieved. The research proposed here will examine whether and how one significant functional area - surface transportation - is developing the capabilities necessary to fit effectively into the comprehensive, integrated emergency management system that the United States is committed to developing. The study will conduct empirical research in three metropolitan areas and the federal government, thus looking at this issue from national, state, and local perspectives, with significant concentration on the linkages between these levels of government.


    • English


    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $99000.00
    • Contract Numbers:



    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Principal Investigators:

      Howitt, Arnold

    • Start Date: 20060901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 31892

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01467319
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRS99-G-0001, HVDR19-8
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:31PM