An Emergency Management Playbook for State Transportation Agencies

The objectives of this project are (1) to develop a playbook to support emergency management program review and development for state transportation agencies and (2) to develop and execute a deployment strategy to familiarize the affected transportation agencies of every state with the playbook and supporting emergency management materials.  The playbook and related products and activities should encompass state DOTs, public transportation systems, and other transportation agencies under state control or influence (i.e., state transportation agencies). The playbook should include, at a minimum, the following: (1) Guidance for planning and implementing the five mission areas in alignment with the National Preparedness Goals; (2) Self-evaluation materials that align with a capability maturity model to allow transportation agencies to scale the guidebook to their needs; (3) Practices that align with federal guidance and regulations, including those associated with cost recovery; and (4) Enhanced resource typing that supports the unique needs of transportation agencies. The playbook will focus on state transportation agencies and provide the following: (1) Scalable guidance on implementing effective emergency management practices; (2) Clear, brief instruction about how executive leaders, middle management, and first responders are each to use the approach and supporting emergency management materials; (3) Coverage of all modes of transportation under state control or influence; (4) Coverage of all phases of emergency management; and (5) Techniques to ensure the participation of other organizations involved in deploying emergency management practices (e.g., emergency management, law enforcement, emergency medical services, public works departments, National Weather Service, emergency operations centers), as well as other stakeholders. The playbook will be accompanied by supporting emergency management materials described in the following task statements: (1) A successor to the 2015 AASHTO Fundamental Capabilities of Effective All-Hazards Infrastructure Protection, Resilience, and Emergency Management; (2) HSEEP-compliant scenarios and injects for exercising all phases of emergency management; (3) Other training materials; and (4) Draft standards for resource typing for state DOTs to enable more effective mutual aid,  including a recommended set of activities to get the drafts adopted by the appropriate standards development organizations, such as the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Emergency Management Association, and the National Fire Protection Association.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $800000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-116

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louis Berger Group

    30A Vreeland Road
    Florham Park, NJ  United States  07932
  • Principal Investigators:

    Matherly, Deborah

  • Start Date: 20200128
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220727
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40853

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599002
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-116
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 12 2016 3:24PM