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Evacuation Transportation Management

Task Four
Interview and Survey Results

Photo of congested traffic on a major highwayPhoto of a sign that says Road Closed, Bridge OutPhoto of a sign that says Mandated Evacuate Order


U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration


June 26, 2006

Produced in collaboration with the
Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)

Images courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Credits: Ed Edahl (left), Leif Skoogfors (center), Dave Gatley (right)


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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. Purpose of White Paper

1.2. Agency Descriptions

Charleston, South Carolina

Jacksonville, Florida

Phoenix, Arizona

Portland, Oregon

San Francisco, California

1.3. Interview Methods

2. PLANS AND PRACTICES

2.1. Harvey Ball System

2.2. Plans and Practices by Region

Charleston, South Carolina

Jacksonville, Florida

Phoenix, Arizona

Portland, Oregon

San Francisco, California

3. EXPERIENCES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

3.1. Lessons Learned

3.2. Recommendations for Best Practices

4. APPENDIX

LIST OF TABLES

Table 2-1: Harvey Ball System

Table 2-2: Survey Results

Table 2-3: List of Desirable Elements

NOTICE

This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturers’ names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the object of the document.

Contact Information

For additional information on this report, contact Kimberly Vasconez, via e-mail at Kimberly.Vasconez@dot.gov.


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June 26, 2006
Publication #FHWA-HOP-08-016