Evacuation Planning, Human Factors, and Traffic Engineering: Developing Systems for Training and Effective Response

A key component of emergency planning is evacuation planning. Evacuation planning emphasizes the development of scenarios--a process conducive to training. In this article, the authors point out that a real-time emergency planning system could generate evacuation routing and traffic management plans in response to accidents, terrorist attacks, or other catastrophic events that change the capacity or the topology of the road network and could serve as a training simulator for emergency planning.

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  • Authors:
    • Goldblatt, Reuben B
    • Weinisch, Kevin
  • Publication Date: 2005-5


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 13-17
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 238
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 01002756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2005 10:23AM