Effects of Catastrophic Events on Transportation System Management and Operations: August 2003 Northeast Blackout, New York City [open pdf - 1MB]
"This report documents the actions taken by transportation agencies in response to the August 14, 2003, Blackout throughout the Northeast. It is part of a larger effort to examine the impacts of catastrophic events on transportation system facilities and services and the role of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in emergencies. It also highlights the importance of good communications between transportation agency staff and the public safety officials who are the first responders during catastrophic events. The findings documented in this report are a result of the creation of a detailed chronology of events in the New York City metropolitan region, a literature search, and interviews of key personnel involved in transportation operations decision-making during the blackout."
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