Freight Economic Vulnerabilities Due to Flooding Events

Flooding events can upset freight transportation infrastructure and operations as damage to or loss of the infrastructure itself and as indirect impacts caused by delivery delays associated with rerouting around affected areas or the inability to deliver to locations that have been cut off from the network. This research develops a methodology that characterizes economic damage and loss associated with infrastructure and freight mobility. takes these considerations into account, and then demonstrates how the revised methodology can be used to determine the economic loss to the truck, rail and barge industry from specific flooding scenarios, as well as to identify those portions of the network most at economic risk due to their flooding vulnerability and their strategic importance in meeting local, regional and national freight transport needs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $105000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Vanderbilt University

    400 24th Avenue, South
    Nashville, TN  United States  37235
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abkowitz, Mark

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38291

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547315
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC19
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2014 1:00AM