A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies, and Significant Events

Disasters in the United States and internationally have highlighted the consequences of disasters not only on the immediately impacted area, but also on other jurisdictions and regions. Responding to disasters, emergencies, and significant events requires regional planning, with plans designed to facilitate responses by public and private transportation stakeholders and planners. The 2010 National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 525, Volume 16: Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies addresses internal planning processes used at departments of transportation (DOTs) and other state agencies to align their plans with other entities. Transportation stakeholders need to communicate and coordinate responsibilities, roles, limitations, and capabilities among all public and private entities involved in operations and planning for regional disasters, emergencies, and significant events. Research is needed to develop a Guide that will aid users by providing a logical thought process as to what should be considered, with whom to collaborate both inside and outside the transportation community, and how to lead discussions with or ask questions of those unfamiliar with emergency transportation planning and operations. The objective of this research is to develop a Guide with principles and resources for facilitating regional transportation planning, coordination, and operations across all modes for disasters, emergencies, and significant events. The Guide should be appropriately designed for use by transportation planning and emergency management stakeholders (i.e., local, state, regional, tribal, federal, and private emergency planners, stakeholders, and transportation providers). It should provide sufficient detail to allow users to adapt it to their individual entities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $249925.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-59(42)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Louis Berger Group, Incorporated

    412 Mount Kemble Avenue
    P.O. Box 1946
    Morristown, NJ  United States  07962
  • Principal Investigators:

    Matherly, Deborah

  • Start Date: 20120216
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37931

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547221
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-59(42)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 4 2014 1:00AM