The initial purpose of this project was to establish the extent to which Intelligent
Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies are being used to support mass evacuation
procedures at a statewide level. Information was gathered to assess the potential
difficulties of installing new systems and their associated coordination. Subsequently,
lists of actions and so-called “next steps” were created so that individual state
Departments of Transportation (DOTs) could take to further mobilize ITS resources
during mass evacuations and other emergencies.
The final report was intended to serve as a resource for DOTs in the following manner:
- To view a glimpse of how other states use ITS to manage Mass Evacuations;
- To garner ideas that they can then discuss with there states’ Emergency
- To serve as a resource, should the individual ENTERPRISE states embark on
future efforts to implement ITS for support of evacuations.