Interface: Private Rail Operations Center - Regional Public Safety Dispatch Centers
Information Flow Definitions
emergency plan coordination (Planned)
Information that supports coordination of emergency management plans, continuity of operations plans, emergency response and recovery plans, evacuation plans, and other emergency plans between agencies. This includes general plans that are coordinated prior to an incident and shorter duration tactical plans that are prepared during an incident.
evacuation information (Planned)
Evacuation instructions and information including evacuation zones, evacuation times, and reentry times.
incident information (Planned)
Notification of existence of incident and expected severity, location, time and nature of incident. As additional information is gathered and the incident evolves, updated incident information is provided. Incidents include any event that impacts transportation system operation ranging from routine incidents (e.g., disabled vehicle at the side of the road) through large–scale natural or human–caused disasters that involve loss of life, injuries, extensive property damage, and multi–jurisdictional response. This also includes special events, closures, and other planned events that may impact the transportation system.
incident response status (Planned)
Status of the current incident response including a summary of incident status and its impact on the transportation system, traffic management strategies implemented at the site (e.g., closures, diversions, traffic signal control overrides), and current and planned response activities.
rail system status assessment (Planned)
Assessment of damage sustained by rail lines and associated railroad infrastructure including location and extent of the damage, impact on current operations and necessary restrictions, and time frame for repair and recovery.
railroad schedules (Planned)
Train schedules, maintenance schedules, and other information from the railroad that supports forecast of HRI closures.
threat information (Planned)
Threats regarding transportation infrastructure, facilities, or systems detected by a variety of methods (sensors, surveillance, threat analysis of advisories from outside agencies, etc.
transportation system status (Planned)
Current status and condition of transportation infrastructure (e.g., tunnels, bridges, interchanges, TMC offices, maintenance facilities). In case of disaster or major incident, this flow provides an assessment of damage sustained by the surface transportation system including location and extent of the damage, estimate of remaining capacity and necessary restrictions, and time frame for repair and recovery.