December 18, 2019

Igor Linkov - The Value of Transportation Resilience: Economic Impacts of Disruptions in Major U.S. Cities

December 03, 2019

Igor Linkov - The Value of Transportation Resilience: Economic Impacts of Disruptions in Major U.S. Cities

Disruptions to transportation networks are inevitable. When road networks are not resilient, these unpredictable events can cause significant delays that may not be proportional to the severity of the disruptions.

REMI will be joined by guest presenter Igor Linkov, Ph.D., Risk and Decision Science Focus Area Lead for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, for his webinar, “The Value of Transportation Resilience: Economic Impacts of Disruptions in Major U.S. Cities,” scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET).

Dr. Linkov’s discussion describes how enhancing transportation system resilience helps to mitigate the consequences of disruptions, but required investments can be difficult to justify given the low probability of occurrence.

In order to quantify the value of resilience, this webinar presentation will demonstrate the economic impacts of unmitigated transportation disruptions on ten major cities in the United States by utilizing the REMI TranSight model. Dr. Linkov will also describe how delays in transportation networks are modeled, as well as detail how to integrate resilience into the model.

“The Value of Transportation Resilience: Economic Impacts of Disruptions in Major U.S. Cities” evaluates the use of modeling results to argue for regionally-specific mitigation strategies that account for the network topography and the probability of disruption. Dr. Linkov is prepared to explain the methodological approaches used and the key findings from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s analysis during this special guest webinar.

Following the webinar, participants will have an opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

The presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer it free of charge via the Citrix GoToWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.