Development and Implementation of Sustainable Transportation Resilience Indicators

Much has been discussed about resilient transportation infrastructure as well as sustainable practices, but only recently have their interdependencies been brought to light in terms of a community’s ability to develop sustainable (economic, social and environmental) resource capacity necessary to be resilient in the face of natural hazard events that could lead to catastrophic consequences. In order to evaluate whether a community has achieved an acceptable level of sustainable transportation resilience, it requires performance indicators that are both relevant and measurable. The intent of this project is to establish a protocol and method for evaluating a community’s level of sustainable transportation resilience, such that if deficiencies exist, attention can be focused on mitigating those concerns. The protocol and method is subsequently applied to a river valley community to demonstrate proof-of-concept.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $138750
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

    University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
  • Performing Organizations:

    Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research (VECTOR)

    Box 1831, Station B
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN  United States  37235
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abkowitz, Mark

  • Start Date: 20170601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190601
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190601
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643637
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2017 4:02PM