Traffic Resilience Modeling and Planning of Emergency Medical Response

An efficient and timely rescue of injured people by emergency medical services (EMS) is essential to saving as many lives as possible following disasters. Disrupted traffic networks due to the failures of transportation infrastructure (e.g., bridges) following major hazards like earthquakes affect the accessibility and travel time of the disrupted transportation network during the emergency response stage. A rational prediction of the traffic network resilience performance in terms of EMS cannot only help implementing optimized post-disaster medical response plan, but also identify the most cost-effective preventive measures before the occurrence of disasters. Post-hazard EMS transportation highly depends on both medical needs of the vulnerable group and the serviceability of the disrupted traffic network.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80525

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Chen, Suren
    • Wu, Yangyang
  • Publication Date: 2022-6


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32p

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  • Accession Number: 01848893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC-22-458
  • Contract Numbers: MPC-569
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2022 10:28AM