Emergency Transportation Operations

Good Practices in Transportation Evacuation Preparedness and Response
Results of the FHWA Workshop Series


ATC - Assembly and Transfer Center

BOMA - Building Owners and Managers Association

Caltrans - California Department of Transportation

CBD - Central Business District

CHP - California Highway Patrol

CTA - Chicago Transit Authority

DOT - Department of Transportation

DSS - Department of Social Services

EAS - Emergency Alert System

EDIS - Emergency Digital Information System

ER - Emergency Relief

FDEM - Florida Department of Emergency Management

FDOT - Florida Department of Transportation

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

FHWA - Federal Highway Administration

GCM - Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor

HSEMD - Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division

IDOT - Illinois Department of Transportation

IEMA - Illinois Emergency Management Agency

IMT - Incident Management Team

INDOT - Indiana Department of Transportation

ITTF - Illinois Terrorism Task Force

ITS - Intelligent Transportation Systems

JIC - Joint Information Center

LEIN - Law Enforcement Information Network

MDOT - Michigan Department of Transportation

MSDOT - Mississippi Department of Transportation

MSP - Michigan State Police

MRE - Meal Ready to Eat

NIMS - National Incident Management System

OEMC - Office of Emergency Management and Communications

OES - Office of Emergency Services

RIITS - Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems

SEOC - State Emergency Operations Center

STARS - Statewide Agency Radio System

ST-ISAC - Surface Transportation Information Sharing and Analysis Center

TAN - Transit Alert Network

TMA - Traffic Management Authority

TMC - Transportation (or Traffic) Management Center

TxEMA - Texas Emergency Management Agency

VDEM - Virginia Department of Emergency Management

VDH - Virginia Department of Health

VDOT - Virginia Department of Transportation

VDRPT - Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

VECTOR - Virginia Evacuation Coordination Team for Operational Response

VSP - Virginia State Police

WisDOT - Wisconsin Department of Transportation

NOTE: This list of acronyms is not intended to be all inclusive of emergency operations terminology. It reflects acronyms used during the four workshops and are included in this report.

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