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National Hurricane Conference Monday April 9, 2001

National Hurricane Conference Monday April 9, 2001. Dr. Christine Johnson Director, ITS Joint Program Office Program Manager, FHWA Operations. Roads are our lifelines. Here is Part of It…. Population Growth. 76 million 2010. 36 Million 1993. 76 Million in 2010.

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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

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