NCHRP Report 525 Volume 6: Guide for Emergency Transportation Operations
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NCHRP Report 525 Volume 6:
Guide for Emergency Transportation Operations
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 525: Surface Transportation Security, Volume 6: Guide for Emergency Transportation Operations supports development of a formal program for the improved management of traffic incidents, natural disasters, security events, and other emergencies on the highway system. It outlines a coordinated, performance-oriented, all-hazard approach called "Emergency Transportation Operations" (ETO). The guide focuses on an enhanced role for state departments of transportation as participants with the public safety community in an interagency process.

NCHRP Web-Only Document 73 is a resources guide on ETO containing bibliographical material that may be useful to readers of NCHRP Report 525, Volume 6.

NCHRP Report 525: Surface Transportation Security is a series in which relevant information is assembled into single, concise volumesâ€"each pertaining to a specific security problem and closely related issues. The volumes focus on the concerns that transportation agencies are addressing when developing programs in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed. Future volumes of the report will be issued as they are completed.


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67 pages | 8.5 x 11

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
The Call to Action 1-1
The Challenges 2-2
A Serious Commitment to ETO 3-3
Self-Assessment Against Best Practice 4-4
The Importance of Executive Leadership 5-5
The Guide 6-7
Driving Forces 8-13
Technology 14-14
Institutions 15-16
Basic Improvement Strategies 17-19
The Bottom Line: Degree and Type of Change Needed 20-21
The Guidance Framework 22-22
The Institutions and Leadership Self-Assessment 23-24
The Institutions and Leadership Guidance 25-25
Strategy 1: Develop Interagency Preparations for Complete Array of Incidents and Emergencies 26-26
Strategy 2: Establish Formal Program with Senior Responsibility, Organization, and Reporting 27-27
Strategy 3: Allocate Adequate Resources 28-28
Strategy 4: Establish Objectives with Related Performance Measures and Accountability 29-29
Strategy 5: Develop Agency Policy, Laws, and Regulations 30-30
Improvement Strategies as Part of Agency Strategic Planning and Programming 31-31
Moving Forward - the Importance of Executive Leadership 32-32
The Operations and Technology Self-Assessment and Guidance 33-33
Strategy 1: Make Hazard-Specific/Proactive Preparations 34-36
Strategy 2: Develop and Implement Coordinated Protocols, Procedures, and Training 37-39
Strategy 3: Deploy Advanced Technology/Equipment 40-42
Strategy 4: Measure/Benchmark Performance Against Best Practice 43-45
Moving Forward - Ideal State of the Practice for ETO 46-46
Operations - State of the Practice 47-48
Operations - Strengths and Weaknesses 49-50
Technology - Strengths and Weaknesses 51-52
Institutions - State of the Practice 53-53
Institutions - Strengths and Weaknesses 54-56
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 57-57

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