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You Can Plan for It, But...Lessons Learned from Disaster Response and Event Management

Transportation departments are faced with planning and implementing traffic control strategies for special events in coordination with public safety agencies. The scale and scope of these can be relatively predictable, but other times, no amount of planning seems to be enough for a large-scale emergency. Hear perspectives and post event evaluation of successes and opportunities to improve.
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe pre-, during, and post event transportation impacts and coordination with emergency response and public safety agencies.
  • Identify pre-planning activities that can lead to successful event management and disaster response
  • Understand common elements and unique factor of the planned events and response scenarios.
Matthew Hill, Supervising Transportation Engineer, WSP, Detroit, MI
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