Emergency Management (24 unique benefit summaries found)

A series of interviews with commercial vehicle operators across the U.S. indicated that truck and motorcoach drivers are in strong agreement in favor of some ITS applications, but have mixed opinions about other applications. (1997)

ITS CVO applications for hazardous materials incident response were projected to have a benefit-to-cost ratio ranging from 0.3:1 to 2.5:1.(1996)

Driver Authentication

HAZMAT safety and security technologies can have tremendous societal cost savings well beyond the break even point for benefits and costs.(11 November 2004)

HAZMAT safety and security technologies can reduce the potential for terrorist consequences by approximately 36 percent.(11 November 2004)

Tracking

HAZMAT safety and security technologies can have tremendous societal cost savings well beyond the break even point for benefits and costs.(11 November 2004)

HAZMAT safety and security technologies can reduce the potential for terrorist consequences by approximately 36 percent.(11 November 2004)

Innovative tool for assessment and reporting developed by FHWA helps public agencies recover quickly from natural disasters, with demonstrated cost savings of $1.2 million per disaster.(03/14/2018)

Emergency Traveler Information

Route guidance provided by the EVAC mobility application showed that an evacuation information system may decrease congestion time by 20 percent.(May 8, 2015)

Emergency Vehicle Signal Preemption

In lieu of installing traditional emergency vehicle pre-emption (EVP) systems at every major intersection in San Jose, the city opted to integrate GPS fleet tracking with an existing network of advanced traffic signal controllers to save $8 million in hardware installation and maintenance costs.(4-7 June 2018)

Vehicle-to-infrastructure emergency vehicle signal preemption application found to reduce emergency vehicle response time by 43 to 51 percent depending on traffic density.(January 2016)

A radio-based, GPS emergency vehicle preemption system reduced the average response times by five to seven minutes on a busy corridor.(2010)

Most communities rate benefits of emergency vehicle traffic signal pre-emption from “moderate” to “very high”.(September 2010)

Modeling indicated that emergency vehicle signal preemption at three intersections on a Virginia arterial route increased average travel time by 2.4 percent when priority was requested.(July 1999)

An emergency vehicle signal preemption system in Houston, Texas reduced emergency vehicle travel time by 16 to 23 percent.(April 1991)

In Denver, Colorado emergency vehicle signal preemption reduced response time by 14 to 23 percent.(5 October 1978)

Evacuation & Re-Entry Management

A simulation analysis shows that a 30 percent connected vehicle (CV) penetration rate can reduce total delay up to 60 percent during a no-notice evacuation event.(January 2017)

In Washington D.C., allowing transit vehicles priority during a no-notice evacuation resulted in a 26 percent time saving for transit buses without impacting on personal vehicle travel time.(May 2011)

In Hampton Roads, Virginia, a hurricane evacuation plan indicated that lane reversal is warranted for any hurricane predicted to make landfall as a Category 4 or 5 storm, and is strongly recommended for any Category 3 storm.(21-25 January 2007)

Freeway lane reversal improved traffic volumes by 44 percent following South Carolina hurricane(2005)

Response Management

EU-mandated automated emergency call technology, eCall, is expected to reduce response time to road accidents by up to 50 percent and help save up to 1,500 lives per year.(03/27/2018)

Incident scene guidance and alerts through CV-applications can potentially reduce network delay up to 14 percent.

Survey responses from key professionals in five states indicate the following ITS technologies have the highest potential to benefit emergency transportation operations: interoperable radio communications, dynamic message signs, GPS and geographical information systems, closed circuit television roadway surveillance, and Enhanced 911.(22-26 January 2006)

The delay reduction benefits of improved incident management in the Greater Houston area saved motorists approximately $8,440,000 annually. (7 February 1997)

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, an ambulance provider increased its efficiency by 10 to 15 percent using AVL/CAD to improve route guidance.(January 1997)