The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office has released a CD ROM that shares a robust collection of tools and information from the ITS Public Safety Program and the Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO) Initiative.
The ETO Initiative was launched by the ITS Public Safety Program in 2004 to improve the speed and effectiveness of response and management of major incidents. The Initiative has focused on practical tools, procedures, and information that can be used to actively manage and expedite the safe progress of an evacuation. The newly released "Best of Emergency Transportation Operations, ITS Public Safety" CD-ROM contains collaborative input from across the Department's modal offices, and is organized in the following functional areas:
Details about the ITS Public Safety Program and ETO initiative, along with downloadable materials on the above topics, are available online at http://www.its.dot.gov/its_publicsafety/index.htm.
The ITS Public Safety Program was initiated in 2000 to increase transportation safety and mobility through new and dynamic partnerships linking the transportation and public safety communities at the Federal, State, regional, local, and tribal levels. This program is a collaborative effort between RITA, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).