PS13-Evacuation and Reentry Management

Status: Existing and Planned


This service package supports evacuation of the general public from a disaster area and manages subsequent reentry to the disaster area. The service package addresses evacuations for all types of disasters, including disasters like hurricanes that are anticipated and occur slowly, allowing a well–planned orderly evacuation, as well as disasters like terrorist acts that occur rapidly, without warning, and allow little or no time for preparation or public warning.

This service package supports coordination of evacuation plans among the federal, state, and local transportation, emergency, and law enforcement agencies that may be involved in a large–scale evacuation. All affected jurisdictions (e.g., states and counties) at the evacuation origin, evacuation destination, and along the evacuation route are informed of the plan. Information is shared with traffic management agencies to implement special traffic control strategies and to control evacuation traffic, including traffic on local streets and arterials as well as the major evacuation routes. Reversible lanes, shoulder use, closures, special signal control strategies, and other special strategies may be implemented to maximize capacity along the evacuation routes. Transit resources play an important role in an evacuation, removing many people from an evacuated area while making efficient use of limited capacity. Additional shared transit resources may be added and managed in evacuation scenarios. Resource requirements are forecast based on the evacuation plans, and the necessary resources are located, shared between agencies if necessary, and deployed at the right locations at the appropriate times.

Evacuations are also supported by PS14, the "Disaster Traveler Information" service package, which keeps the public informed during evacuations. See that service package for more information.

Includes Elements

TANK Transit System Dispatch
KYTC District 6 Traffic Operations Center
KYTC District 6 Maintenance Operations
ODOT District 8 Maintenance Garages
ODOT District 8 Signal Operations
Cincinnati Traffic Control Center
Hamilton County Signal Operations
Hamilton County Maintenance Division
SORTA Transit Dispatch Center
Regional Operations Center
Cincinnati Public Services Department
Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts
KSP Troop Posts
Private Rail Operations Center
City and County Maintenance Operations
Regional 911 Call Centers
City and County Traffic Control Center
Other City and County Traffic Control Centers
SORTA Traveler Information System
TANK Traveler Information System
Other ODOT Traffic Operations Center
INDOT Traffic Operations Center
Regional Public Safety Dispatch Centers
Ohio Statewide EOC/JDF
Local Transit Systems
CTC Transit Dispatch
University of Cincinnati Department of Public Safety
BCRTA Transit System Dispatch
ODOT Maintenance and Construction Center Personnel
INDOT Maintenance and Construction Center Personnel
KYTC Maintenance and Construction Center Personnel
University of Cincinnati Shuttle Dispatch
INDOT Seymour District Maintenance Garages
Indiana State Police Posts
Indiana Statewide Emergency Operations Center
Kentucky Statewide Emergency Operations Center
City and County Maintenance and Construction Center Personnel
BCRTA Traveler Information System
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