EMERGENCY DEPLOYMENT OF IVHS TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE: AN EARLY WINNER. "A $10 MILLION DESIGN/BUILD PROJECT COMPLETED IN 90 DAYS"

On January 17, 1994, the Los Angeles basin was rocked with a magnitude 6.8 earthquake. Mobility in the region was instantly beset with unprecedented levels of traffic congestion. Both the Governor and the President declared "disaster" status for the area. FHWA and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recognized the urgent need to deploy a fully integrated system of numerous high-technology intelligent vehicle/highway system (IVHS) devices to monitor and manage transportation in affected vicinities. Emergency federal funding for disaster relief was secured for a period of 180 days. The challenge was to design and construct a system as soon as possible. In order to meet the challenging schedule, Caltrans initiated a design/build contract with a local Engineering firm.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1021-31

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  • Accession Number: 00711380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 1995 12:00AM