"Whole of Community" Evacuation

Mon. 4:00-5:30 p.m., Centennial F

While the majority of evacuation assessments have focused on auto-based independent self-evacuees, recent emphasis has shifted toward providing evacuation transportation resources to transit-based assisted evacuees. However, evacuations are not limited to these processes. Aerial evacuations for tourists and populations with access and functional needs are used in the Florida Keys. Evacuation by air, rail, and buses are key elements of the New Orleans assisted evacuation plan. Maritime evacuations using ferries are planned for Washington and Alaska and were used during the 9/11 evacuation of lower Manhattan. Pedestrian-based evacuations have been critical in the past and are now being looked to for tsunami-related coastal evacuations, where people are urged simply to get to higher ground as quickly as possible. There is a plethora of emergency plans, but none are a template for “how to” specifically coordinate transportation efforts and resources in a variety of emergency situations, across multiple modes, for self-evacuees and assisted evacuees. This session will discuss research-based guidance and standards currently being developed. Come join the efforts.

Panelist Stephan Parker, Moderator
Transportation Research Board of The National Academies


Panelist Richard Devylder, Panelist
U.S. Department of Transportation


PanelistDeborah Matherly, Panelist
The Louis Berger Group


PanelistJohn Porco, Panelist
Michael Baker Corporation


PanelistTom Cova, Panelist
University of Utah


Organizers: Stephan Parker, Transportation Research Board of The National Academies