Transportation Systems Resilience: Preparation, Recovery, and Adaptation

In 2015, the Transportation Research Board’s Activities Council established the Transportation Systems Resilience Section, which includes three standing committees: Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, Logistics of Disaster Response and Business Continuity, and Emergency Evacuations. The section’s mission is to promote discussions among principals, disseminate research findings, and identify priority research topics in the area of transportation systems and services before, during, and after periods of increased stress, service disruptions, and human need in order to increase resilience and enhance communications among interested parties. The goals include promoting communication among transportation stakeholders; building understanding of the sources of risk and potential mitigation options; developing an integrated conceptual framework for increasing transportation resilience; identifying transportation requirements during emergencies from the community perspective; promoting research that will lead to new methodologies; and supporting the needs of end users by incorporation of system resilience and sustainability into their routine activities. The six articles included in this circular provide a snapshot of the interested parties and research issues involved in understanding and implementing transportation systems resilience.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2018 2:20PM