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 www.greatamericaneclipse.com.
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, greatamericaneclipse.com
- Dave Jones, CEO, StormCenter Communications, Inc.