Command-Level Decision Making for Transportation Emergency Managers

The objective of the research is to develop a scenario-based training system compliant with federal standards (e.g., the National Incident Management System and the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program) and relevant transit industry standards and regulations. It is anticipated that the training system will be delivered through an automated, functional exercise simulation system capable of providing on-demand emergency response training and exercises. It is anticipated that the training system will operate either on an existing platform (e.g., NGB EMST, ACRP AEROS/TUFD) or an alternate system with substantially similar key functions and attributes (see Special Note A).The system should accommodate individual training, team training, and multi-agency training within one framework. It should also address novice, intermediate, and expert levels of learning and provide foundational concepts in a knowledge-level system for prerequisite study prior to team exercises, thus moving the learner from novice to expert. The system must be cost free to the end-user, scalable, easy to setup and use, have readily available support, provide a measured assessment, and allow participants to exercise the resources and policies they use currently in response to emergencies. The system should also allow a transit agency/property to customize training and exercises reflecting particular staffing and geographic characteristics. The system must be configured to protect security sensitive information; it should present training and exercise options; and it should be able to track the progress of individual employees and teams in meeting training requirements.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1060548
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project A-36

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

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

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Engineering and Computer Simulations

    Orlando, Florida   
  • Principal Investigators:

    Whitney, George

  • Start Date: 20101101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01648238
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project A-36
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2017 6:32PM