HURRICANE EVACUATION TRAFFIC ANALYSIS AND OPERATIONAL MEASURES

This report presents the findings of a project that studied hurricane evacuation traffic analysis (Phase I) and advanced technologies for improving operations management during hurricane evacuations (Phase II). Phase I results are presented in Section 1, Analysis of Traffic Demands During Historical Evacuations. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) permanent traffic count data were used to examine the actual temporal variation in traffic demands during the Hurricane Opal and Bertha evacuation events and to compare these conditions with assumptions used in the hurricane evacuation studies previously completed for the areas impacted by these two storms. Section 1 also includes an overview of current traffic data collection methods and alternative technologies, including the following: inductance detectors; magnetic detectors; piezoelectric sensors; microwave radar sensors; infrared sensors; sonic and ultrasonic devices; video based systems; cellular phones; citizen band radios; aerial observation; and call boxes. Phase II results are presented in Section 2, Traffic Surveillance Camera Resources Summary, and Section 3, Examination of Real Time Traffic Information World Wide Web Sites.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  USA  33620-5375

    Florida Department of Transportation

    Haydon Burns Building, 605 Suwanee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  USA  32301
  • Authors:
    • Zaragoza, D P
    • Burris, M W
    • Mierzejewski, E A
  • Publication Date: 1998-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 194 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00748136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WPI 0510807, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: B-A500
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1998 12:00AM