Best Practices of Rural and Small Urban Transportation Systems for Decreasing the Impact of Natural Disasters

The purpose of this study is to identify and compare the planning procedures used by rural and small urban transportation systems to safeguard assets and to decrease the impact on services during periods of natural disasters. To accomplish this goal, the researchers focused on the effects of Hurricane Isabel, which hit the North Carolina coast on September 18, 2003. Six counties, three in North Carolina and three in Virginia, that suffered the most significant damage were selected for study. An intensive study was conducted, which isolates those planning procedures that worked best and determined the causes for that procedure success.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

    Transportation Institute
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, William D
    • Glisson, L Milton
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DTRS93-G-0018
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS93-G-0018 (Grant)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2005 11:40PM