Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Evacuation, and Logistics of Disaster Recovery 2014

Transportation Research Board


TRB’s Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR), No. 2459: Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Evacuation, and Logistics of Disaster Recovery 2014 summarizes ways to plan post-disaster operations in a highway network; a model for investigating traffic incident impacts on evacuation times in large-scale emergencies; an approach for assessing climate change vulnerabilities in transportation infrastructure; and a cost assessment of highway bridge networks subjected to extreme seismic events

This TRR also explores mobility benefits of intermediate crossovers on contraflow facilities during hurricane evacuation; mathematical modeling of command-and-control strategies in crowd movement; a network flow solution method for optimal evacuation traffic routing and signal control with nonuniform threats; a simulation study of evacuation routes and traffic management strategies in short-notice emergency evacuation; and accessibility of low-income populations to safe zones during localized evacuations.

In addition, this TRR examines an efficient negative cycle-canceling algorithm for finding the optimal traffic routing for network evacuation with nonuniform threats; modeling and assessment of crossing elimination for no-notice evacuations; effects of phased evacuations on highway networks in megaregions; use of social media data to explore crisis informatics; use of mobile LiDAR data to assess hurricane damage and visualize community vulnerability; and experiences and lessons learned with urban ferries and catastrophic floods.

Operations Area of Practice

  • Transit Operations
  • Business Processes/Policies and Procedures
  • Communicating Reliability Information
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Organizational Models
  • Performance Management
  • Risk Management
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Planning for Operations
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Hazard Identification
  • Road Weather Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Resilience
  • Adaptation / Resiliency of the Transportation Network
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Livability / Environmental Sustainability

Organizational Capability Element

  • Performance Management
  • Planning
  • Evaluation of Operations Strategies
  • Performance Measurement
  • Road Weather Management
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Traveler Information
  • Program Status/Authorities
  • Technical Understanding
  • Education, Training & Professional Activities

Content Type

  • Informational Product

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Technician
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • TRB


  • How-To
  • Learning
  • Refresher

Project Website

Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Evacuation, and Logistics of Disaster Recovery 2014

Prime Contractor
Transportation Research Board
Issue Date
January 1st, 2014
Publication Number
No. 2459
Back to Search Results