Mr. Andrew's research focused on using determining how transportation system
emergency evacuations fare in the face of disasters.
Modeling gives operators the ability to discover
bottlenecks, determine the potential benefit of using lane
reversals, and find out the influence of evacuation speed
on system efficiency. Steven used TransCAD, an off-the-shelf
regional modeling software package for his research.
Steven earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
from Texas A&M University, and his M.S. in Civil
Engineering from UMass in 2009. The title of his thesis is
"Computer-Assisted Emergency Evacuation Planning
Using TransCAD: Case Studies in Western