A Review of Research on Planned and Unplanned Disruptions to Transportation Networks

Travel decisions may be very stable in an environment with which they are familiar. Major network disruptions such as the I-35W bridge collapse disrupt habitual behavior. Such ``natural'' experiments provide unique opportunities for behavioral studies, but the time window for such studies is limited. A well-developed methodology is crucial for both data collection and analysis, and thus the soundness of behavioral models , especially in such a limited time window. Therefore, this paper reviews both theoretical and empirical studies on traffic and behavioral impacts of network disruptions. Findings from this paper offers prospective ideas about capturing the impacts of network disruption.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01154787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-2275
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:03AM