RTMAS: An Expert System for Real Time Monitoring and Analysis of Traffic During Evacuations

  • Frank Southworth
  • Shih-Miao Chin
  • Paul Der-Ming Cheng


An imminent hurricane, a problem with a nuclear reactor, the escape of a dangerous gas, a large chemical spill, or even a serious threat from a foreign country are all examples of some very recent reasons for large urban populations to leave their homes until the threat to their lives and property has passed. Whether largely spontaneous, or carefully orchestrated by local authorities, such evacuations may take place over many hours or even days. To date, there has been no significant monitoring of large scale evacuations, since they occur as either rapidly developing localized threats, such as hurricanes, or for more protracted threat build-ups.


Expert System Federal Emergency Management Agency Real Time Traffic Traffic Count Data Base System 
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  • Frank Southworth
  • Shih-Miao Chin
  • Paul Der-Ming Cheng

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