DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN INCIDENT RESPONSE DATABASE FOR WASHINGTON STATE. FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT

Incidents (vehicle accidents and disablements) significantly contribute to the growing traffic congestion problem in Washington state. To mitigate the adverse impacts of incidents, the Washington State Department of Transportation has established a number of incident management systems that employ a variety of incident management procedures; however, it is difficult to quantify the effectiveness of these incident management procedures because the appropriate data are lacking. This study developed a database program to resolve this data deficiency and provide a single, consistent, statewide incident management database. To develop the database program, extensive interviews with incident management personnel were conducted and a review of the extant literature was undertaken. With this information in hand, the incident management database program was developed and tested extensively in the field. The data entry program was developed using FoxPro, a relational database software for DOS-, Macintosh-, Unix-, or Windows-based computers. The resulting software package is easy to use or modify as needs evolve. Based on field tests of the database program, there is no doubt that its widespread use could eventually have a significant impact on the evaluation and development of incident management systems in Washington state.

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    Washington State Transportation Center

    University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, P.O. Box 47300
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-7300

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cutting, A
    • Porter, R
    • Mannering, F
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 219 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WA-RD 352.1, Res Proj T9233, Task 24
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1996 12:00AM