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Accession Number PB2013-104570
Title Role of Transportation Management Centers in Emergency Operations Guidebook.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 95p
Personal Author A. Samano B. Boyce D. Krechmer N. Boyd P. Beer
Abstract The purpose of this guidebook is to increase communication, collaboration, and cooperation among Transportation Management Centers (TMC) and emergency response agencies so they can effectively respond to a variety of situations ranging from a localized traffi c incident to major regional events such as hurricane evacuations. The key is to remove the technical and institutional barriers that prevent TMCs from fully supporting emergency operations. The guidebook addresses those barriers and provides noteworthy practices on how TMCs can effectively implement emergency operations through a mutual understanding with emergency response agencies on the responsibilities, resources, and operational procedures that result in a benefi cial relationship for all parties. Throughout the publication are photos showing actual emergency events and the role played by the TMC. The guidebook will increase a TMCs understanding of emergency operations and identify specifi c activities to enhance coordination and cooperation with emergency response agencies. The guidebook will also allow emergency response agencies to understand the mission, resources, and operational procedures of TMCs. As demonstrated through the guidebook best practices, it is the trust and relationships built up through joint planning and training activities that result in better cooperation. Improved cooperation in turn leads to success in achieving the ultimate goal, which is more rapid and effective response in times of emergency with reduced loss of life and property.
Keywords Communication
Emergency operations
Emergency response
Incident Command System
Incident management
Transportation management
Transportation Management Centers(TMC)

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 91I - Emergency Services & Planning
70F - Public Administration & Government
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
Corporate Author Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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