Emergency Transportation Operations:
Freeway Traffic Management Center Capabilities and Needs

Submitted to

the Federal Highway Administration
US Department of Transportation


Science Applications International Corporation
7990 Science Applications Court
Vienna, Virginia 22182

September 30, 2003

Contract DTFH61-01-C-00180

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Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Report Methodology
1.2 Report Organization
2.0 TMC Capabilities (2002 ITS Deployment Tracking Survey)
2.1 Results from 2002 ITS Deployment Tracking Survey
2.2 TMC Overview
2.3 TMC Support for Incident Management and Disaster Management Programs
2.4 ITS Deployment Tracking Survey Results for Incident Management
2.5 TMC Assumptions to Direct Development of Information Request
3.0 Results from TMC Rapid Response Information Request
3.1 TMC Organization
3.2 Threat and Warning Systems
3.3 Notification of Major Incidents and Emergencies
3.3.1 Real-time Electronic Transfer
3.3.2 Additional Information Needed during Notification
3.4 Coordinating Field Response
3.5 Coordinating with Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs)
3.6 Coordinating with Other Transportation Agencies
3.7 Use of Modeling and Simulation Systems
4.0 Major Findings and Conclusions
4.1 Increasing Coordination and Automation of Incident Management Functions
4.2 Agency-to-Agency Communication and Coordination
4.2.1 Incident Classification Systems
4.2.2 Limited Availability of Transportation Analysis Tools
4.3 Other Findings
Appendix A Rapid Response Information Request
Appendix B Traffic Operations Center Contacts
Office of Operations