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Winter 2005

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A scientific approach to evacuation planning
Televised images of traffic jams stretching for miles as Hurricanes Rita and Katrina approached the Gulf Coast earlier this year brought home once again the difficulty of evacuating large urban areas.

Improving evacuation traffic operations with adaptive control strategies
In addition to good planning, an effective evacuation requires effective traffic control to respond to changing conditions and ensure that evacuees follow designated routes.