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  • Technical Memorandum

    Florida Department of Transportation Hurricane Response Evaluation and Recommendations February 11, 2005 Version 5

    Prepared for: Florida Department of Transportation Traffic Engineering and Operations Office Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Section 605 Suwannee Street, M.S. 90 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450 (850) 410-5600

  • FDOT Hurricane Response Evaluation and Recommendations

    Version 5 February 11, 2005 i

    DOCUMENT CONTROL PANEL File Name: Florida Department of Transportation Hurricane Response Evaluation and Recommendations

    File Location: W:\ITS Program\ITS GC\TWO40 - Hurricane Eval\Paper\050211 TWO40 Hurricane Rprt V5.pdf Deliverable Number: Version Number: 5

    Name Date Created By: Tahira Faquir, PBS&J October 18, 2004

    Andy Lucyshyn, PBS&J November 3, 2004 Paul Mannix, PBS&J November 4, 2004 Paul Watson, PBS&J Gene Glotzbach, FDOT Tahira Faquir, PBS&J February 10, 2005 Lap Hoang, FDOT TEOO February 10, 2005 Elizabeth Birriel, FDOT TEOO February 10, 2005

    Reviewed By:

    Gene Glotzbach, FDOT TEOO February 11, 2005 Tahira Faquir, PBS&J November 5, 2004 Dave Hodges, PBS&J October 28, 2004 Dave Hodges, PBS&J November 5, 2004 Pam Hoke, PBS&J November 6, 2004 Dave Hodges, PBS&J November 15, 2004 Dave Hodges, PBS&J November, 22, 2004 Dave Hodges, PBS&J January 3, 2005 Pam Hoke, PBS&J January 13, 2005 Dave Hodges, PBS&J February 7, 2005 Pam Hoke, PBS&J February 9, 2005 Dave Hodges, PBS&J February 10, 2005

    Modified By:

    Pam Hoke, PBS&J February 10, 2005 Pam Hoke, PBS&J November 9, 2004 Dave Hodges, PBS&J January 3, 2005 Pam Hoke, PBS&J January 14, 2005 Pam Hoke, PBS&J January 19, 2005 Pam Hoke, PBS&J February 9, 2005

    Completed By:

    Pam Hoke, PBS&J February 11, 2005 Formatted By: Pam Hoke, PBS&J January 4, 2005

  • FDOT Hurricane Response Evaluation and Recommendations

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    Table of Contents

    List of Tables............................................................................................. iv

    List of Appendices.................................................................................... iv

    List of Acronyms........................................................................................ v

    1. Introduction....................................................................................... 1

    2. General Overview ............................................................................. 3 2.1 Hurricane Timetable Summary ............................................................... 4

    3. Study Areas....................................................................................... 5 3.1 Signal Operations .................................................................................... 5 3.2 Expectations for Signal Restoration ...................................................... 6 3.3 Mast Arm, Span Wire, and Signal Equipment Issues ........................... 7 3.4 Power Outages and Generator Use at Signalized Intersections.......... 9 3.5 Maintaining Traffic on Evacuation, Reentry, and Diversion Routes.. 10 3.6 Road Ranger Operations....................................................................... 13 3.7 Transportation Management Center Operations................................. 14

    3.7.1 Plans and Preparation ....................................................................... 14 3.7.2 Operations and the Hurricanes' Impacts........................................... 16

    3.8 Intelligent Transportation System Field Devices ................................ 17 3.9 511 Operations....................................................................................... 18 3.10 Web Site Operations.............................................................................. 22

    3.10.1 General Web Site Notes ................................................................... 24 3.11 Dissemination Media ............................................................................. 24

    3.11.1 Information on Other Dissemination Methods ................................ 25 3.11.1.1 Traveler Information Radio NetworkTM...................................25 3.11.1.2 Everglades Radio Network ......................................................26

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    3.12 The Microwave System and Communications through Cellular Telephones and Radios......................................................................... 24 3.12.1 Microwave System........................................................................... 27 3.12.2 Public and Private (47 Megahertz) Radio Systems.......................... 29

    4. Florida Department of Transportation Trends in Hurricane Response......................................................................................... 32

    5. Recommendations.......................................................................... 33 5.1 Signal Operations .................................................................................. 33 5.2 Expectations for Signal Restoration .................................................... 34 5.3 Mast Arm, Span Wire, and Signal Equipment Issues ......................... 34 5.4 Power Outages and Generator Use at Signalized Intersections........ 34 5.5 Maintaining Traffic on Evacuation, Reentry, and Diversion Routes.. 35 5.6 Road Rangers ........................................................................................ 36 5.7 Transportation Management Center Operations................................. 36 5.8 Intelligent Transportation System Field Devices ................................ 37 5.9 511 Operations....................................................................................... 38 5.10 Web Site.................................................................................................. 38 5.11 Dissemination Media ............................................................................. 39 5.12 Microwave System and Communications through Cellular

    Telephones and Radios......................................................................... 39

    6. Actions by the Florida Department of Transportation ................ 41 6.1 Policy Statements.................................................................................. 41 6.2 Consensus Item ..................................................................................... 41 6.3 Action Items ........................................................................................... 42

  • FDOT Hurricane Response Evaluation and Recommendations

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    List of Tables Table 3.1 Traffic Signal Statistics.................................................................................................7

    Table 3.2 Traffic Signal Damages ................................................................................................8

    Table 3.3 Southeast Florida Call Count......................................................................................19

    Table 3.4 Orlando Call Count.....................................................................................................19

    Table 3.5 Tampa Bay Call Count ...............................................................................................20

    Table 3.6 Southeast Florida Web Site Use .................................................................................23

    Table 3.7 Tampa Bay Area Web Site Use ..................................................................................23

    List of Appendices

    Appendix A Hurricane Response Questionnaire and Replies1

    Appendix B Districts Repair Cost Spreadsheets and Reports

    1 A complete printout of all questionnaire responses received is available upon request from the ITS Section of the

    FDOT Traffic Engineering and Operations Office (TEOO).

  • FDOT Hurricane Response Evaluation and Recommendations

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    List of Acronyms AM ................................................................................................................Amplitude Modulation ATIS...................................................................................Advanced Traveler Information System CCTV....................................................................................................... Closed-Circuit Television CNN ................................................................................................................ Cable News Network DMS.............................................................................................................Dynamic Message Sign DEOC................................................................................... District Emergency Operations Center DOT ...................................................................................................Department of Transportation DTOE...................................................................................... District Traffic Operations Engineer EAS........................................................................................................... Emergency Alert System ERN........................................................................................................ Everglades Radio Network ESMR...................................................................................... Enhanced Specialized Mobile Relay FCC.........................................................

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