E3: Evaluating Equity in Evacuation: A Practical Tool and Two Case Studies

Access to transportation is of utmost importance in the event of an evacuation, especially to the carless population. This research project aims at developing a simple yet revealing practical tool for measuring the level of accessibility to “safe zones.” Usually, accessibility is reported based on time, cost or distance – failing to take into account other modes than private car and differences across individuals’ income levels. This research bypasses these limitations by taking advantage of an utility based accessibility measure resulting from a large scale transportation model. In addition, information about flood and storm surge estimation, shelter and hospital locations, and demographics, among others, will be collected and used for the tool proposed. Two locations within the Baltimore Metropolitan Region will be analyzed, Anne Arundel County and Carroll County, that both have completed evacuation plans. The tool is mainly developed for the use of government and public planning agencies, while at the same time can be used to better coordinate operations during emergencies. This project will build upon the evacuation planning work that has already been performed in the Baltimore region (identification of scenario-based evacuation routes and development of local evacuation plans) and work that is in progress (development of a regional evacuation coordination framework).

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $140000
    • Contract Numbers:

      Grant #69A43551747123

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      U.S. Department of Transportation

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

      University of Maryland, College Park

      3112 Lee Building
      College Park, MD  United States  20742

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      U.S. Department of Transportation

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

      University of Maryland, College Park

      3112 Lee Building
      College Park, MD  United States  20742
    • Principal Investigators:

      Cirillo, Cinzia

      Chavis, Celeste

    • Start Date: 20180615
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01684766
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Urban Mobility and Equity Center
    • Contract Numbers: Grant #69A43551747123
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Oct 30 2018 11:39AM