Resiliency of Transportation Corridors During Disasters

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. Inter-organizational coordination is central to an effective disaster response and may require interaction across jurisdiction, timely exchange of information, and provision of personnel or material resources. This study examines how multi-organizational actors/agencies expect and are expected to interact during a transportation corridor disaster. Using social network analysis, researchers will examine the codified and actor-anticipated interaction in maintaining the continuity of transportation flows along the I-95 corridor in Delaware. The research will serve to 1) provide information to facilitate planning and management of response in Delaware and the surrounding states; 2) increase our understanding of social response networks in place during corridor disasters, which may have applicability in other geographic areas; and 3) generate results useful in the development of socio-technical systems to better communication and coordination during corridor disasters.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $25992.00
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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: 20070901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 14711

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460227
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0026
    • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:21PM