A Guide to Transportation and Hazards Resources

Transportation plays an integral role in prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural and human-induced disasters. Transportation agencies, associations, and organizations have a broad and unique understanding of hazards that spans a myriad of issues. However, despite the demonstrated field-based expertise and commitment to responding to and mitigating hazards, their voice is often absent in discussions among the hazards, disasters, planning, and mitigation communities. Conversely, those working in transportation are often unaware of existing and cutting-edge research in the hazards community that may be of practical and theoretical use to the transportation community and those working broadly on transportation and security issues. Indeed, while the day-to-day activities and organizational goals of transportation agencies often embody the precepts of all-hazards mitigation, the transportation community may be unaware of programs, activities, research, and contacts of others active in this field. The need for the cross-fertilization of ideas, information sharing, and capacity building is more crucial today than ever before. The Natural Hazards Center, in Boulder, Colorado, plays a vital role in reducing the risks posed by natural, technological, and human-induced hazards. For almost thirty years the Center has served as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge concerning the social science and policy aspects of hazards and is an advocate for sustainability, interdisciplinary partnerships, and an all-hazards approach to the management of extreme events. Our basic goal is to strengthen communication among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and other concerned individuals. The bimonthly <strong><em>Natural Hazards Observer, </em></strong>the Center's<strong><em> </em></strong>hard copy newsletter is one of the most prominent and highly regarded publications of its kind. Reaching approximately 37,000 readers worldwide, this timely resource of valuable information about hazards research, practice, and policy focuses on human adaptation and response to natural hazards and catastrophic events.The objective of this project is to provide transportation agencies and operators with an overview of security-related research and resources, and to introduce them to the wide variety of ongoing, interdisciplinary research and applications that are currently being undertaken by the hazards research community.<br /><br />


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-10E

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    130 Academy Building, 970 Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO  USA  80309
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sutton, Jeannette

  • Start Date: 20070817
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23542

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461947
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-10E
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:55PM