Emergency Transportation Operations

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

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4. Title and Subtitle

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

5. Report Date

August 2009

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Nancy Houston

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9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Booz Allen Hamilton
8283 Greensboro Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102

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12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration, HOTO-1
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report

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15. Supplementary Notes

Kimberly Vasconez, FHWA Team Leader, Emergency Transportation Operations, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR).

16. Abstract

This document provides an overview of the good practices identified during a series of multi-state workshops on Transportation Evacuation Preparedness and Response in four regions across the United States. Good practices are not presented in priority order, but rather were grouped in the three workshop phases as follows:

  • Preparation and Activation
  • Response
  • Re-entry and Return to Readiness
  • The four workshops were based on the Federal Highway Administration's three volume primer series, Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning Primer Series
    • Using Highways for Notice Evacuations
    • Using Highways for No-Notice Evacuations
    • Evacuating Populations With Special Needs.

17. Key Words

Evacuation, Preparedness, Transportation Operations Center, Emergency Operations, Emergency Transportation Operations

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No restrictions.

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