ESF 1 embodies considerable intermodal expertise and public and private sector transportation stakeholder relationships. The St. Louis County Department of Highways & Traffic and Spirit of St. Louis Airport, with the assistance of ESF 1 support agencies, provides transportation assistance in domestic incident management, including the following:

  • Monitor and report status of and damage to the transportation system and infrastructure as a result of the incident.
  • Identify temporary alternative transportation solutions that can be implemented by others when systems or infrastructure are damaged, unavailable or overwhelmed.
  • Perform activities conducted under the direct authority of the EOC.
  • Coordinate the restoration and recovery of the transportation systems and infrastructure.
  • Coordinate and support prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities among transportation stakeholders.
  • Identifying critical routes and bridges for primary response activities.
  • Coordinating traffic flow detour patterns and detours and provide that information to the media and first response agencies.

ESF 1 is not responsible for the movement of goods, equipment, animals or people.

In addition to the above initial activities, ESF 1 provides longer-term coordination of the restoration and recovery of the affected transportation systems and infrastructure if required.