Resiliency of Transportation Corridors Before, During, and After Catastrophic Natural Hazards

The objective of this project is to develop a framework to evaluate the resiliency of transportation corridors before, during or after a catastrophic event. The proposed project faces the challenge of working with diverse sets of data that present several problems such as incomplete data, lack of data, data that is too dense for real-time analysis, and data not made available due to homeland security policies. Given these data challenges, the project develops the framework using a specific example and then attempts to generalize the findings. The project uses US 13 in Sussex County, Delaware as the example. US 13 is subject to flooding, and the project is aware of much of the data that the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has available. The evaluation will use real-time emergency event management utilizing data generated from the Transportation Management Center integrated with data from other DelDOT sections and other institutions. The proposed research will serve as the initial concepts and framework for a suite of tools to assist agencies to be better prepared for, better able to respond to and better able to recover from catastrophic events due to natural hazards. The research uses existing data, geographic information system (GIS) tools and concepts of resiliency to assist in this important area. A technical report and presentation will document the research results and provide direction for further research, development and implementation.


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  • Status: Completed
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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:

    Deliberty, Tracy

    Nigg, Joanne

    McNeil, Sue

  • Start Date: 20070901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14716

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464801
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0026
  • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:49PM