MODELING TRANSIT ISSUES UNIQUE TO HURRICANE EVACUATIONS:
NORTH CAROLINA'S SMALL URBAN AND RURAL AREAS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

                                                                                                                                     

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TECHNICAL DOCUMENT

DISCLAIMER

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Implementation Statement                                                                                                  

 

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

Organization of Research

CHAPTER 2 - METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER 3 - STATE OF THE PRACTICE

Introduction

Definition of Hurricanes and Hurricane Categories                                                              

Snapshot (1989-2000) of Hurricane Tracking in the US                                                     

Planning Hurricane Evacuation Operations: Chronology

  of Current Practices                                                                                                         

Planning Hurricane Evacuation Operations: Application of

  Modeling Technologies                                                                                                    

Public Transportation: A Valuable Resource                                                                       

Implication of Findings                                                                                                       

 

CHAPTER 4 - HURRICANE EVACUATION ANALYSIS

 

Introduction                                                                                                                       

Profile of North Carolina's Key Attributes for Hurricane

Evacuation Analysis                                                                                                    

Site Selection Criteria                                                                                                        

Candidate Sites and Final Selection                                                                                    

Profiles of Selected Sites Used for Modeling                                                                      

 

CHAPTER 4b Table 4.2 - Expanded Compilation of Candidate Sites

CHAPTER 5 - HURRICANE MODELING FRAMEWORK                                                                                   

                                          

Introduction                                                                                                                       

Methodology to Model Regional Emergency Evacuations                                                   

Modeling Vehicular Evacuation Operations                                                                        

Simulation Results                                                                                                              

Modeling the Use of Buses in Evacuation Operations                                                          

Summary of Findings                                                                                                         

 

CHAPTER 6 - HURRICANE EVACUATION OPERATION

Introduction                                                                                                                       

Overview of ITS in North Carolina                                                                                    

Hurricane Floyd: Recommended ITS Applications

  and Non-ITS Solutions                                                                                                    

Case Study Findings: Recommended ITS Applications                                                       

 

CHAPTER 7 - CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS                                  

 

Introduction                                                                                                                       

Expected Results                                                                                                               

Research Benefits                                                                                                              

Further Research                                                                                                               

 

APPENDIX A                                                                                                                  

  Link Geometric Characteristics and Traffic Control Devices                                              

APPENDIX B                                                                                                                   

  Population Data for the Study Sites                                                                                  

APPENDIX C                                                                                                                  

  Traffic Control Devices Used in Elizabeth City, NC                                                          

APPENDIX D                                                                                                                  

  Traffic Control Devices Used in Louisburg, NC                                                                

 

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