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This research addressed the question of whether to allow transit vehicles priority during no-notice urban evacuations in which there is no police assistance at traffic controlled intersections. In certain emergency scenarios it may not be advisable or even possible to follow the standard practice of placing police officers at intersections throughout the evacuation area. Emergencies involving dangerous environmental factors such as the presence of fire, chemical plume, radioactive fallout (nuclear contaminated wind and dust) prohibit police presence. However, in such circumstances and particularly in high-density urban areas, there is a strong demand for transit vehicles to assist in the egress of the population.
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