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Managing Travel for Planned Special Events: First National Conference Proceedings



Steven J. Cyra, HNTB Corporation, Presiding

International Monetary Fund and World Bank Demonstrations: A Local, Regional, and Federal Lesson in Event Planning

Douglas Noble
Department of Transportation, District of Columbia
Lieutenant Steven Sund
Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Douglas Noble discussed the transportation planning process and operations during the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB) demonstrations in Washington, D.C. He summarized the recommended practices for developing and implementing planning, operations, and evaluation for these types of events. He also highlighted the key issues, challenges, and barriers and how to overcome these barriers based on the successes and lessons learned. He discussed some of the needs and considerations specific to this particular planned special event category. Finally, he summarized the role of technology as part of security and contingency planning.

Evacuation Management Emergency Preparedness

James G. Austrich and Jamie Quarrelles
Department of Transportation, District of Columbia

James Austrich and Jamie Quarrelles discussed planning activities related to evacuation management and emergency preparedness in the District of Columbia. They described the activities of the DDOT and other agencies on evacuations and emergency preparedness related to special events.


Effects of Unplanned Events on Transportation System Management and Operations: Applying Lessons Learned to Planned Special Events

Allan J. DeBlasio, Terrance J. Regan, and Margaret E. Zirker
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe Center

Alan DeBlasio participated in the technical exchange session. His display presented information on the effect of catastrophic events on transportation systems management and operations. The information was based on a research study sponsored by the USDOT, ITS Joint Program Office and the FHWA, Office of Transportation Operations.


John Thai, City of Anaheim, Presiding

Effect of the 2004 Democratic National Convention on the Boston Area Transportation System

Terrance J. Regan and Allan J. DeBlasio
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe Center

Terrance Regan discussed a study sponsored by the U. S. Department of Transportation ITS Joint Program Office and the FHWA Office of Operations examining transportation and security issues associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Boston. He described the purpose of the study, planning for the convention and operations of the transportation system during the convention. He also highlighted some of the lessons learned.

Transportation Management for the 2004 Republican National Convention

Mohamed Talas
New York City Department of Transportation
Joe Wolff
New York City Police Department

Mohamed Talas and Joe Wolff discussed the transportation management strategies and security measures used with the 2004 Republican National Convention (RNC) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. They highlighted the planning activities for the convention, the interagency coordination efforts, and operations during the convention.

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