Bus Evacuation Planning for Gulf Coast, 2006
Working with the Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and FEMA, Interactive Elements developed a plan and budget for the hypothetical evacuation of 200,000 residents from a gulf coast city in the event of one or more hurricanes in the 2006 season. The plan included provision for staging buses for emergency deployment to locally operated catchment (collection) points and moving residents from those points to locally operated distribution points some 150-250 miles from the coast. The plan addressed central dispatch and communications, training of bus operators, provision of rations to travelers, and regular and emergency maintenance of vehicles.
Agencies Involved: Federal Transit Administration, U.S. DHA / FEMA
Areas of Expertise: Management Audits and Compliance Reviews, Safety, Security, Transit Operations