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Webinar: Solar Eclipse Planning and Preparation One Month Out: Communications, Emergency Management, and Travel Estimates


The National Operations Center of Excellence is coordinating resources for the Total Solar Eclipse taking place on August 21, 2017. The path of totality will cover 14 states West to East across the country, however, the eclipse will be visible and have an effect on the entirety of the contiguous 48 states.

We recommend you watch our first 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Webinar for a fantastic overview of Total Eclipse and its impact on traffic operations. In the path of totality, special events will be the major challenge for transportation operators. But the effects of darkness and unusual travel patterns will affect the transportation network in every state.

This webinar will highlight preparations underway from states in the path of totality and we'll hear about the travel volume estimates from the team at

View the webinar here and then visit our resource page to find out more about planning for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.



Moderator and Presenters

  • Laurel Radow, Evacuations/Emergencies and Planned Special Events (PSE) Program Manager, Traffic Incident and Events Management Team, Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Matt Hiebert, Assistant Director of Communications, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Tom Korty, Administrator, Emergency Management/Homeland Security, Illinois Department of Transportation Infrastructure Security Office
  • Brooke Jung, Solar Eclipse Team at Hopkinsville’s Division
  • Michael Zeiler,
  • Dave Jones, CEO, StormCenter Communications, Inc.

Operations Area of Practice

    Travel Demand Management
    Rural ITS
    Transportation Management Centers (TMC / TOC)
    Performance Management
    Tools for Small Agencies
    Communicating Reliability Information
    Strategic Planning
    Business Processes/Policies and Procedures
    TSMO Culture
    Planning for Operations
    Simulation Analysis
    Traffic Impact Assessment
    Travel Demand Forecasting
    Traffic Incident Management
    Planned Special Events Traffic Management
    Emergency Transportation Operations
    Emergency Planning

Organizational Capability Element

    Performance Management
    Traveler Information
    Traffic Incident Management
    Emergency Transportation Operations
    Planned Special Event Management
    Outreach & Marketing
    Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation
    Public safety agency collaboration

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Transportation Planner
Director / Program Manager
Public Safety Officer
Transit Professional
Emergency Manager

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