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Emergency Evacuation Report Card 2006

W. Cox for the American Highway Users Alliance, 2006


Evacuation capacity of the 37 largest urban areas, with an emphasis on highway capacity

Effects of Catastrophic Events on Transportation System Management and Operations: Cross Cutting Study

John A. Volpe national Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Mass., 2003

Selected urban areas with catastrophic events

In-depth examination of the effects of four catastrophic emergency incidents on transportation systems: the September 11 terrorist attack in New York City; the September 11 terrorist attack in the Washington, D.C., area; the 2001 CSX rail tunnel fire in Baltimore; and the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, California

Identification and Analysis of Factors Affecting Emergency Evacuations

L. J. Dotson and J. Jones, Sandia National Laboratories, 2005


Factors contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of public evacuations of 1,000 or more people in response to natural disasters, technological hazards, and malevolent acts occurring in the United States between January 1, 1990, and June 30, 2003

NOTE: Reports are listed in the order in which they appear in this literature review.

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