PLANNING GUIDELINES FOR MAJOR TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCIES. FINAL REPORT

This report presents guidelines as to how highway agencies can better prepare to handle major transportation emergencies. It is prepared as a planning document, designed to illustrate how an agency can develop and integrate a system of preparations into its normal state of operations that will facilitate that agency's ability to maintain and even enhance mobility before, during, and after an emergency. In addition, the report is expected to help agencies establish mechanisms to improve their response to emergency situations. Suggestions are presented relative to: Transportation System Evaluation; Intraagency and Interagency Coordination; Resource Assessment and Management; and Public Communication and Notification. These recommendations will be useful to TxDOT District personnel in improving their preparations for emergency response and recovery.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Traffic Management Planning for Evacuations and Major Emergencies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ullman, G L
    • Trout, N D
  • Publication Date: 1991-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-92/1231-3F, Res Rept 1231-3F, TTI: 2-18-90-1231
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-18-90-1231
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1996 12:00AM