Resiliency of Transportation Corridors during Disaster: An Examination of Cross-Border Networks

Transportation corridors are vital in allowing for public and commercial mobility. When these corridors are compromised during a disaster, the way in which emergency response networks function is critical to ensuring continuity or resumption of the transportation flow. This project expands upon ongoing research that examines how multi-organizational actors/agencies expect and are expected to interact during a transportation corridor disaster. The initial study concentrated on organizational networks within the state of Delaware, while also collecting information on their potential interaction with organizations in other states. This proposed research concentrates on those connections with organizations from outside Delaware. Using social network analysis, researchers will examine the codified and actor-anticipated interaction between states in maintaining the continuity of transportation flows along the I-95 corridor in Delaware.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $39733.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Delaware, Newark

      Department of Civil Engineering
      301 DuPont Hall
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wachtendorf, Tricia

    • Start Date: 20080901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100830
    • Source Data: RiP Project 23140

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461985
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0026
    • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:56PM