A model for assessing alternative routing options for the transport of hazardous materials is presented. This model incorporates a fault tree framework for estimating objective risk exposure along selected links in the road network. The generic nature of fault tree analysis is discussed with reference to problems of context and specification. These concerns are addressed directly in the model by supplementing the fault tree framework in terms of selected environmental, material and location specific relationships. An application of the model to the Toronto road network illustrates its sensitivity to a range of external contextual relationships. For the same set of contextual restrictions, route patterns are strongly influenced by the nature of risk as measured in the underlying routing strategy. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers presented during the Proceedings of the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada, Annual Conference, September 1985, Vancouver British Columbia. Volumes 1 and 2.
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    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

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  • Authors:
    • Saccomanno, F F
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  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 189-215

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  • Accession Number: 00453622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM