Safety Planning and Traffic Control for a Presidential Final Farewell

Traffic Control Projects, October 3, 2020
AWP works with U.S. Secret Service to help secure route for George H.W. Bush Funeral Procession

AWP often manages traffic for large scale events. In this case, we are also proud of our team – from the crew on the street to the managers in the meeting rooms- for the quick and efficient execution of an event of national magnitude. 



This historically significant and sensitive project required intense collaboration with multiple officials, city and university leaders, and national security representatives. Quick planning and execution were required to meet an expedited timeline.



Funeral arrangements for former U.S. heads of state are typically planned years in advance, with certain protocols codified and overseen by the military. AWP worked within these standards and offered expertise to improve public safety during the procession.

  • Collaborated with the U.S. Secret Service, City of College Station, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Texas A&M University
  • Led planning efforts and execution of a 27-page traffic control plan for multiple lane closures, requiring road barriers, signage and the mobilization of Protectors
  • Redirected staff from adjacent projects
  • Provided barriers and equipment assets from AWP locations throughout Texas
  • Coordinated quick setup and teardown



After a 70-mile rail journey through Texas, the late George H.W. Bush arrived in College Station where he was laid to rest on the campus of Texas A&M University next to his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Robin. AWP helped secure the funeral procession from the rail station to the burial site.

“Thanks to your team for the rapid response to the interment traffic needs,” said Dr. Tim Lomax from Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute. “[Your] ability to marshal the equipment and personnel in such a short time was impressive. Thanks for all the extra work and being open to the security aspects that made this more than just a big traffic event.”


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