A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies, and Significant Events

Title: A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies, and Significant Events
Author: Matherly, Deborah
Publication Date: 2014
Dewey Decimal Number: 363.348
Call Record: 363.348  Matherly  2014

Notes: Two copies

Title: A Guide to Regional Transportation Planning for Disasters, Emergencies, and Significant Events

Accession Number: 01534455

Record Type: Monograph

Abstract: This report helps transportation stakeholders in the public and private sectors, as well as non-transportation stakeholders, such as emergency managers and first responders, better understand transportation’s important role in planning for multijurisdictional disasters, emergencies, and major events. The guide sets out foundational planning principles and uses examples, case studies, tips, tools, and suggested strategies to illustrate their implementation. The research (literature review, survey, and interviews) conducted for this project discovered multijurisdictional transportation planning for disasters, emergencies, and significant events taking place in many locations across the country, in many different institutional frameworks. Such planning shares precepts of communication and collaboration, supported by eight basic principles that enable communities to better recover after a major disruption. Effective planning is comprehensive, cooperative, informative, coordinated, inclusive, exercised, flexible, and continuous. These principles connect the many disciplines, levels of government, and private, nonprofit, and public-sector agencies that contribute to a good community plan. They provide a shared vocabulary for a collaborative effort that promises sound preparation, effective response, and rapid recovery.

Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-59(42)

Language: English

Authors:
Matherly, Deborah
Langdon, Neeli
Wolshon, Brian
Murray-Tuite, Pamela
Renne, John
Thomas, Roberta
Mobley, Jane
Reinhardt, Kelly

Pagination: 148p

Publication Date: 2014

Serial: NCHRP Report

Issue Number: 777
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 0077-5614

ISBN: 9780309284172

Media Type: Web

Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables

Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Security and Emergencies; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

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