Resilience

Our practical network tools will help diagnose and respond to disruption risks for our most vulnerable communities.

In collaboration with NAS, Metro Analytics is leading the only NCHRP research project that is developing practical network tools for diagnosing and evaluating resilient strategies across all modes of transportation.

NCHRP 20-125
Strategies for Incorporating
Resilience into
Transportation Networks

Partnerships for Success

Metro Analytics is also partnering with Alabama Transportation Institute to develop the business case for resilience in infrastructure and continuity of critical functions. Risk analysis, identification of resources, and mainstreaming implementation techniques are included!

New and Innovative Methods for Quantifying Resilience Scenarios

We are developing new methods to use typical DOT/MPO data and tools (i.e., travel demand models, GIS, etc) to produce new and collaborative solutions to resilience challenges. Our
approach is also layering in a view of social equity – who is vulnerable, where are they vulnerable, and what is the strongest business case for meeting the needs of the most vulnerable populations by addressing your most vulnerable infrastructure assets.

Key Takeaways:

  • An enhanced method of assessing asset criticality – interdependencies and cascading effects
  • Method for assessing a state or region’s resilience readiness

What you can expect:

  • A toolkit and guidance to improve the resilience of the multimodal freight networks
  • Strategies to minimize and mitigate the impacts of disruptive events
  • A collaborative and tested process to implement a resilience program

What’s Different

We are looking at resilience at the network level – considering all modes of transportation, all segments of your community – including your business and household communities. This integrated approach supports scenario planning
and diagnostics. In addition to modeling, this approach also presents tabletop exercises to get your teams to the table and engaged, collaborating, and making decisions together!

This investigation was sponsored by TRB under the NCHRP Program. Data reported are a work in progress. The contents of this presentation have not been reviewed by the project panel or NCHRP, nor do they constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

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