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Risks and Recoveries from Extreme Disruptions in Freight Transportation System in a Megacity: Case Study for the Greater Los Angeles Area
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Accession Number:

01488652

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA

METRANS Transportation Center

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626 USA

Abstract:

This research examines the risks imposed on and recoveries of transportation systems in megacities as the result of extreme events such as earthquakes. It also addresses the economic impact due to earthquake scenarios locally as well as nationwide. REDARS software is used to estimate disruption level of earthquake on roadways and bridges. The integrated model consisting of a macroscopic terminal simulator, microscopic traffic simulator, and terminal cost model is developed to estimate the changes in traffic flows due to earthquake and to evaluate the economic impact at the local level. Macroscopic terminal simulator is used to model movement inside container terminals. Road network adjacent to the container terminal are constructed by microscopic traffic flow simulator (VISSIM) and is connected to sea-ports. Also, terminal operational cost model is developed to evaluate additional terminal costs due to disruptions to traffic flows. All three models are integrated with each other, so that various disruption scenarios can be evaluated using the integrated model. NIEMO software is used to evaluate the economic impact of extreme events globally. Southern California is regarded as the region of study and results demonstrate the efficiency of the integrated model. The model can be used to evaluate any other disruptions to sea-ports such as terrorist attack or tsunami.

Supplemental Notes:

This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.

Report Numbers:

METRANS 09-29

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

METRANS Transportation Center

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626 USA

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California USA

California Department of Transportation

1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Authors:

Moore II, James E
Ioannou, Petros
Bardet, Jean-Pierre
Park, Jiyoung
Cho, Sungbin
Abadi, Afshin

Pagination:

59p

Publication Date:

2013-6

Edition:

Final Report

Media Type:

Digital/other

Features:

Appendices; Figures; References; Tables

Geographic Terms:

Subject Areas:

Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Security and Emergencies; I70: Traffic and Transport

Source Data:

Caltrans 2480

Files:

CALTRANS, UTC, TRIS, RITA, USDOT, STATEDOT

Last Modified:

Jun 23 2014 8:31AM