Y3R7 - Identifying Critical and Vulnerable Freight Routes in Roadway Networks: A Game Theory Framework and Application in the State of Florida

Transportation networks are by nature vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters (or incidents). Vulnerabilities of transportation networks have been widely studied in recent years and are gaining even more attention with the growing number of threats (e.g., climate change, man-made attacks). In the US the transportation network is one of the largest and oldest in the world making also one of the most vulnerable. As traffic demand increases (despite the decrease in vehicle miles traveled) decision-makers are faced with the important task of identifying the vulnerable and critical links and routes in the transportation network and make decisions on investment that will protect and fortify the network against attacks. Addressing network vulnerabilities of transportation assets, in general, will minimize impacts of disruption, reduce recovery time and improve on the region’s resilience. In this project, the project team will improve and implement on a testbed in Florida mathematical models and tools developed by Golias et al. (2018) to identify critical and vulnerable links and/or paths with a focus on freight movements


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $274374
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    • 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:

      Freight Mobility Research Institute

      Florida Atlantic University
      Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Memphis

      Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies
      3815 Central Avenue
      Memphis, TN  United States  38152

      University of Minnesota Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering

      500 Pillsbury Drive SE
      Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
    • Principal Investigators:

      Golias, Mihalis

      Hourdos, John

      Kaisar, Evangelos

      Mishra, Sabyasachee

    • Start Date: 20210212
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190322
    • Actual Completion Date: 20210727
    • USDOT Program: Advanced Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01777897
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Freight Mobility Research Institute
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747120
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 27 2021 3:56PM