Emergency Transportation Operations

Highway Evacuations in Selected Metropolitan Areas: Assessment of Impediments

Appendix 1
Acknowledgments: Interviewees & Respondents

Atlanta, Georgia (Interview: February 26, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA HQ Office of Operations) Discussion/Interview Participants:
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Representing the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC): Tommy Griffin, Emerson Bryan, and Kofi Wakhisi

Baltimore, Maryland (Interview: February 23, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Alvin Marquess, Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Information provided by the FHWA Maryland Division

Boston, Massachusetts (Interview: February 25, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Lorenzo Parra, Emergency Coordinator, Mass DOT
  • Paul M. Connelly, Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Charleston, South Carolina (Interview: February 16, 2010; conducted by Tim Lane, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Interview conducted by: Tim Lane, FHWA, ETO
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Dan Hinton, FHWA, SC
  • Dick Jenkins, SC DOT

Chicago, Illinois (Interview: February 11, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Robin Helmerichs, FHWA
  • Tom Korty, EMC/Homeland Security - Illinois DOT.
  • Steve Travia, Bureau Chief of Traffic, Illinois DOT
  • Earl Zuelke Jr., Special Assistant to the Director Illinois EMA
  • John Plante, CTA
  • Steve Brink, Illinois DOT
  • Julia Fox, Illinois DOT
  • Robert King, Cook County EMA

Online/Interview Responses:

  • Michael McCabe Pace Suburban Bus Security Coordinator
  • Ryan Rockabrand, City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management & Communications

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas (Interview: February 11, 2010; conducted by Paul Olson, FHWA Resource Center)
Disscussion/Interview Participants:

  • Jimmey F. Bodiford, Director of Transportation Operations, TxDOT - Fort Worth District
  • Richard Schiller, Director of Maintenance, TxDOT - Fort Worth District

Denver, Colorado (Interview: February 24, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Bruce Holloman, Deputy Director, Chief of Operations - Colorado Div of EM
  • Elbert Hunt, CDOT EM Preparedness Coordinator
  • Lori Hodges, North Central Region Field Manager - Colorado Div of EM
  • Ken DePinto, CDOT ITS Director
  • Scott Kellar, Homeland Security Coordinator North Central Region
  • Richard Santos, FHWA Colorado Division

Detroit, Michigan (Interview: February 12, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Eileen Phifer, Safety & Security Administration & Emergency Management, Michigan DOT
  • Darryl Lundy, City of Detroit
  • James Buford, Director, Wayne County EMD
  • Ron Krauss, FHWA Michigan Division

Hampton Roads, Virginia (Interview: March 5, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Perry Cogburn, Emergency Manager, VDOT

Houston, Texas (Interview: February 26, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Christy Willhite, Chief Transportation Planner, Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments
  • Stuart Corder, Director, Transportation Operations, Texas DOT - Houston District

Jacksonville, Florida (Interview: February 15, 2010; conducted by Chung Tran, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Peter Vega, ITS Engineer - District 2 - Jacksonville
  • Ed Ward, Emergency Coordination Officer - District 2 - Jacksonville

Las Vegas, Nevada (Interview: February 17, 2010; conducted by Chung Tran, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Christopher Joncas, Nevada DOT (NDOT)
  • Information provided by the FHWA Nevada Division

Los Angeles (Interview: February 24, 2010; conducted by Tim Lane, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Sonja Brown, California Emergency Management Agency—Southern Region
  • Keith Harrison, Los Angeles County
  • Randy Warden, FHWA California Division

Miami (Interview: February 11, 2010; conducted by Chung Tran, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Rory Santana - FDOT District 6 (Miami) ITS Engineer

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota (Interview: February 25, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Rick Larkin, Director of Emergency Management, City of St. Paul
  • Bonnie Bleskachek, City of Minneapolis
  • Jon Wertjes, City of Minneapolis
  • Thomas Deegan, City of Minneapolis
  • David Scott, FHWA Minnesota Division
  • Gerald Libbe, Statewide Planning Engineer, FHWA Minnesota Division
  • Craig Strand, MnDOT Emergency Management
  • Gary Fried, MnDOT
  • Jim Michael, Maintenance Superintendent, MnDOT
  • Lisa Dressle, City of Minneapolis
  • Beverly Farraher, MnDOT

National Capital Region and for the Study of the NHS West of the NCR (Interview: various times in March 2010, conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA Headquarters, and Sandra Jackson, FHWA DC Division)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

District of Columbia (Interview: March 11, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA Headquarters Office of Operations)

  • Natalie Jones-Best, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, DDOT

Maryland (Interview: arch 15, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA Headquarters Office of Operations, & Sandra Jackson, FHWA DC Division)

  • Jitesh Parikh, Team Leader, Maryland/DELMAR Division
  • Jorismar Torres, Area Engineer, Maryland/DELMAR Division
  • Sajid Aftab, Senior Area Engineer, Maryland/DELMAR Division
  • Reena Mathews, Regional Planner, Maryland/DELMAR Division
  • Kwame Arhin, Maryland/DELMAR Division
  • Alvin Marquess, Emergency Manager, Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Subrat Mahapatra, Planner, Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Reena Mathews, Planner, Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Robert Piazza, Planner, Maryland State Highway Administration

Virginia (Interview: March 4 & 23, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA Headquarters Office of Operations)

  • Danny Jenkins, FHWA Virginia Division
  • Perry Cogburn, Emergency Manager, Virginia DOT
  • Ling Li, Operations Engineering Manager for the Northern Region Operations (NRO), Virginia DOT
  • Virgil W. Gray, Region 7 Coordinator, Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management

New Orleans, Louisiana (Interview: February 8, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Cindy Montz, Louisiana DOTD
  • Steve Strength, PTOE District 02 Traffic Operations Engineer, Louisiana DOTD
  • Stephen Glascock, Louisiana DOTD - ITS Director
  • Scott Boyle, Louisiana DOTD

New York, New York (Interview: February 25, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center & Tim Lane, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Fred Lai, NYSDOT
  • David Williams, NYSDOT
  • Robert Limoges, NYSDOT
  • Nelson Castillo, Office of Emergency Response, NYC-DOT
  • Amy Post, NYC Office of Emergency Management
  • Arthur O'Connor, NYC Office, FHWA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Interview: February 4, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • MaryAnn E. Tierney, Deputy Managing Director, Emergency Management, City of Philadelphia
  • Stan Platt, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission David Brown, Montgomery County 911
  • Manny Anastasiadis, PennDOT District 6-0 Online Interview Input:
  • Carmine Fiscina, FHWA Pennsylvania Division
  • Leo Bagley, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Phoenix, Arizona (Interview: February 10, 2010; conducted by Tim Lane, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Bill Tait, ADOT
  • Bill Hahn, MCDOT
  • Jennifer Brown, FHWA Arizona Division

Portland, Oregon (Interview during Regional meeting: April 9, 2010; conducted by Nathaniel T. Price, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Geoff Bowyer, ODOT
  • Ted Miller, ODOT
  • Greg Ek-Collins, ODOT
  • Kate Freitag, ODOT
  • Bill Whitson, Multnomah County Roads
  • Jerry Griffin, Multnomah County Roads
  • Dave Houghton, Multnomah County Emergency Management
  • Lonny Welter, Columbia County Roads
  • Dana Robinson, Clackamas County Emergency Management
  • Todd Watkins, Washington County Roads
  • John Wallace, Clark County, Washington Emergency Management
  • Mike McGuire, Tri-Met (light rail & bus)
  • Bob Medcraft, C-Tran (Clark County Washington Transit)
  • David Harrington, Portland DOT
  • Larry Stevens, Portland DOT
  • Patty Rueter, Portland Office of Emergency Management
  • Laureen Paulsen, Portland Office of Emergency Management

San Diego, California (Interview: February 22, 2010; conducted by Tim Lane, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Scott Marotte, California Emergency Management Agency-Headquarters
  • Joanne Phillips, California Emergency Management Agency-Southern Region
  • Jeff Wood, California Emergency Management Agency-Southern Region,
  • Jeri Siegle, California Emergency Management Agency-Southern Region
  • Stasia Place, San Diego County
  • Herby Lissade, Caltrans
  • Randy Warden, FHWA California Division

San Francisco, California (Interview: February 26, 2010; conducted by Tim Lane, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Cathy Wayne, Commander, California Highway Patrol
  • Shawn Nozzari, CALTRANS
  • Randy Warden, FHWA California Division

Seattle, Washington (Interview: February 14, 2010; conducted by Paul Olson, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • John Himmel, Emergency Operations and Safety Program Manager, Washington DOT
  • David Ochs, FAA, Regional Transportation Representative, Seattle, WA

St. Louis, Missouri (Interview: February 4, 2010; conducted by Ray Murphy, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Lisa Vieth, PE, Incident Response Coordinator, MoDOT
  • Rick Bennett, Traffic Liaison Engineer, MoDOT
  • Edward Stephen, FHWA Missouri Division

Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (Interview: February 23, 2010; conducted by Chung Tran, FHWA Resource Center)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Chester Chandler, FDOT District 7

West Virginia (Interview: March 12, 2010; conducted by Laurel Radow, FHWA HQ Office of Operations)
Discussion/Interview Participants:

  • Henry (Ed) Compton, West Virginia FHWA Division Office
  • Chuck Runyon, Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation, West Virginia & WVDOT's Emergency Manager

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