White Paper on Introducing the Resilience into the State Transportation Network

California has been a leader in adopting policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, for too long, businesses have been warning of key routes that are stretched to breaking point. In too many places across California, it takes only a single incident to cause chaos – for instance, car accident across the intersection of I-5, I-10, and I-101. Fast-paced California businesses demand a transport network that can cope better with accidents, severe weather - not to mention ubiquitous earthquake threats. Therefore, the state requires to provide and to maintain an acceptable level of service in face of faults and any challenges to normal operations. Sacramento should be tasked to immediately identify all the places where the road and rail networks need urgent attention in their state-wide long-range transportation plans. The objective of this research project focuses on investigating the current state of resilience of the state transportation network system, survey of the current policy planning and research projects aiming to bring resilience to the different state transportation modes, with the purpose of recognizing uncertainties to the California transportation system and further identifying one resilient and survivable networking tool enabling the state transportation network system of providing acceptable service in the face of various challenges including unusual but legitimate traffic load and large-scale natural disasters.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Agency has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wu, Xiaolong

  • Start Date: 20160101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01579732
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G_UTC29
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2015 2:52PM