STRANDED BUT CONNECTED? : CASE STUDY OF WIRELESS ITS SYSTEMS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN SMALL TOWN AND RURAL ENVIRONMENTS

This paper investigates challenges to the deployment of effective Emergency Response and Management Systems (ERS/EMS) in rural areas. Using concepts of Interorganizational Systems and the National ITS Architecture, researchers build a framework for investigation of ERS/EMS in rural Minnesota. This framework allowed the identification of technology, institutional, and policy issues. These technical and non-technical dimensions were further examined through a series of in-depth interviews with practitioners and stakeholders throughout the state, supplemented by review and analysis of key evaluations of and reports on candidate ERS/EMS systems. Key technology concerns include slow systems upgrades and coverage gaps, protracted integration of wireless communications to existing infrastructures, and competing (and expensive) standards for deployment

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 2003. Transportation Research Board, Washington DC. Remarks: Paper prepared for presentation at the 82nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2003. Format: CD ROM
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Horan, Thomas A
    • Schooley, Benjamin L
    • Dadabayeva, Nodira
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2003

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM