Transportation Management and Security during the 2004 Democratic National Convention

The purpose of the study documented in this report was to determine how transportation planning for special events is best conducted when mobility considerations are subordinated to security priorities. The subject of this study was the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC), held in Boston, Massachusetts, from July 26 through July 29, 2004. This event was designated a National Special Security Event by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. This designation established the U.S. Secret Service as the lead agency because security measures would take precedence over other actions, such as providing mobility to delegates and residents. The role of transportation agencies was to implement procedures that would accommodate the security measures developed for the convention. This report documents actions taken by transportation and security agencies in preparation for and during the 2004 DNC. The findings documented in this report are a result of a series of interviews held before and after the convention as well as data collected during the week the convention was held.

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    Research and Special Programs Administration

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    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
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    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • DeBlasio, Allan J
    • Regan, Terrance J
    • Zirker, Margaret E
    • Hassol, Joshua
    • Austin, Craig
  • Publication Date: 2005-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 89p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01109140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2008 9:12AM