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Gustave Cordahi, David Roden, Brian Wolshon, Weihao Yin
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Response, Emergency Staging and Communications, Uniform Management, and Evacuation (R.E.S.C.U.M.E.) is a DMA bundle of applications that targets the improvement of traffic safety and mobility during crashes and other emergencies that affect the highway network. Within the R.E.S.C.U.M.E bundle, the Emergency Communications for Evacuation (EVAC) application provides travelers information on traffic and road conditions; location of available lodging; and location of fuel, food, water, cash machines, and other necessities to assist with an evacuation. By providing this information, EVAC strives to enable evacuees to reach destinations faster, to reduce overall congestion and delay, and to reduce the number of stops for refueling. Potential impacts of EVAC were assessed through the application of a simulation model of the Greater New Orleans region, as if key aspects of the connected vehicle system had existed under the Katrina evacuation scenario of August 2005.

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Kathy Thompson
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U.S. Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems, Joint Program Office 1200 New Jersey Ave SE Washington, DC 20590
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1492
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Emergency Communications for Evacuation (EVAC) in New Orleans Impact Assessment Report
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