Tracking Housing Recovery in Sea Bright, NJ and the Relationship to Infrastructure Renewal

Restoring the transportation infrastructure is widely recognized as an important element of short-term recovery as the reconstruction of the built environment and the other elements of the long term recovery are dependent on a functional transportation system. However, we know very little about how the households decision on whether or not to rebuild is influenced by the condition and performance of the transportation infrastructure. Previous University Transportation Center (UTC) projects have explored these relationships but provided a snap shot of the damage immediately after Hurricane Sandy and the extent of the recovery at one point in time, almost two years later. This project aims to better understand how the decisions evolve over time by resurveying residents of Sea Bright, New Jersey who previously participated in the studies. As in the past studies, the relationships between this qualitative data, assessments of damage, existing data and models to assess transportation data will be explored to better understand strategic, effective and efficient investments in transportation infrastructure that help to meet the needs of communities but also help to make these communities more resilient to potential hazards. This exploration will be undertaken in the context of the demand modeling component of asset management.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $42534
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Szary, Patrick

    Lawrence, Frank

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Delaware, Newark

    Department of Civil Engineering
    301 DuPont Hall
    Newark, DE  United States  19716
  • Principal Investigators:

    McNeil, Sue

    Trainor, Joseph

  • Start Date: 20150701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587331
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-063
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 20 2016 9:24AM