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GUIDE FOR EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS STRATEGY 3: ALLOCATE ADEQUATE RESOURCES Few states account for ETO activities beyond snow and ice control. Resources support- ing a state DOT's ETO activities (including TMC operations, service patrols, mainte- nance staff response, administrative management, and related ITS infrastructure) are typically buried in other programs. Expanded responsibilities imply the need for addi- tional resources (see Table 6). Table 6. Tactics for Institutions and Leadership Strategy 3 Location in Tactics Agency Planning Develop Department Budget Business planning · Roll up current fully allocated costs as the basis for improvement- and annual oriented ETO business planning. budgeting and · Establish line items for activities and system improvements to ensure programming adequate and appropriate funding less subject to the individual discretion of units with other priorities. · Establish budget for deployment of improved TMC and field hardware and software. · Consider coordinated approach to multisource funding from all relevant state and federal sources. Develop District/Division-Level Allocation Scheme Business planning · Ensure allocation of resources as necessary and available that are and annual appropriate at the district level. budgeting and programming Consider Joint Project Strategies with Public Safety Partners State-level and · Look for opportunities to link ETO-related interagency programs to district/division- reduce procurement burdens and improve multi-use efficiency. level program · Look for opportunities to support joint activities in a fashion that administration encourages public safety participation, given the relative constraint on public safety agency resources. Consider Co-location State-level and · Consider evolution of improvements in emergency management centers, district/division- traffic management centers, and police dispatching centers toward co- level program location to improve familiarity and coordination. administration Identify and Secure Federal/State Emergency and Security Funds State-level and · Seek funds that are available from DHS and other sources to fund first district/division- responder and related needs such as communications. These funds level program typically require application. administration Readiness to Advance The ETO program has adequate and predictable resources staff, equipment, and infrastructure to meet its responsibilities. 28