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National Hurricane Conference Monday April 9, 2001

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  1. National Hurricane ConferenceMonday April 9, 2001 Dr. Christine JohnsonDirector, ITS Joint Program OfficeProgram Manager, FHWA Operations

  2. Roads are our lifelines

  3. Here is Part of It…

  4. Population Growth • 76 million 2010 • 36 Million 1993 76 Million in 2010 • 2,400 persons a day are moving to the East and Gulf Coastal areas

  5. Our Roads are Full– Evacuation will require • Traffic Planning • Real Time Management • Detailed communication to drivers • Full use of technology

  6. Planning… • Traffic Management a factor • DOT is a player

  7. 3-5 Days to Gear Up • Employees need time to prepare • It takes time to move equipment

  8. Real Time Management • Once an evacuation is called… • we need to move people quickly and safely

  9. Multi-Agency Coordination • Information sharing • Collaboration

  10. Technology can change evacuation management

  11. Everyone will benefit from better sensing on the roadways • Install traffic and weather sensors

  12. A Nationwide System to Gather Traffic Data

  13. Communication ….. • Web based applications 511

  14. Can’t assume the roads are “there” • DOTs need to become players • Technology will make a difference