Posts Tagged ‘Transportation Systems’

Optimizing Mass Transit Transportation Resilience: Model, Implementation and Policy Directions

Posted: July 25, 2017 at 1:41 pm

By Fadi A. Karaa, PhD Director, Critical Infrastructure Systems Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology Transportation Role in Community and Societal Resilience A disruption in one or more of the modes of transportation is bound to send ripple effects in a number if not all of the infrastructure sectors due to the significant inter-dependencies between […]

Safeguarding the Resilience of Power and Transportation Infrastructures during Transitions to Sustainability

Posted: July 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm, Last Updated: July 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Elisabeth Graffy, Arizona State University Lucia Gauchia, Michigan Technological University Winslow Burleson, New York University Elizabeth Chalecki, University of Nebraska-Omaha Jacqueline Tidwell, Arizona State University Ellen B. Stechel, Arizona State University Global reliance on fossil fuels for electric power and transportation energy raises a spectrum of concerns about societal stability and well-being, not in small […]

Integrated Risk Communication and Its Vital Role in Building Resilience in Transportation Systems

Posted: July 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Andrea Stone, InfraGardNCR Summary Transportation operators and modes must bring together their safety, security, and emergency management functions to enable the use of a common risk management methodology that supports integrated risk communications. User-centric risk communications allow risk managers to communicate in a relevant and timely manner through the most appropriate vehicle to enable action. […]

Aging Waterways, Out of the Box Solutions

Posted: April 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

Denise Rucker Krepp, EMR USA On March 28, 2017, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the United States’ increasing dependence on foreign sources of minerals and opportunities to rebuild and improve the country’s supply chain.[1]  Senator Murkoswi, the Chair of the committee, sought input from witnesses on ways to […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of December 12, 2016

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 2:46 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we share articles covering a newly reported hack of Yahoo, two reports providing insights for 2017, and one upcoming event related to infrastructure in Africa. This will be our last news update of 2016. We look forward to continuing to provide the latest in critical infrastructure news, events, and research […]

Lifecycle Design and Cumulative Benefit-Cost Analysis for Transportation Resiliency

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 10:04 am, Last Updated: December 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

Dr. Sam Merrill, GEI Consultants Judy Gates, Maine Department of Transportation For roads, bridges, and culverts it is challenging to make design decisions that anticipate a range of possible environmental futures. Not having a crystal ball, planners and engineers generally must select, for example, a bridge height without having a clear estimate of whether they […]

The Jones Act and its Effect on Freight Transportation in the Aftermath of Disruptive Events: A GIS Perspective

Posted: November 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm, Last Updated: December 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Marc R. Fialkoff and Olufemi A. Omitaomu Disasters Have Consequences In freight transportation, like other critical infrastructures, there are cascading impacts with significant consequences when disruptions occur.  In the aftermath of such disruptions, planners and policymakers are faced with tough choices in designing efficient response and recovery plans within their legal limits.  With freight transportation, […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of October 17, 2016

Posted: October 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm, Last Updated: October 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we bring you articles discussing new efforts to strengthen cybersecurity for banks and the commercial aviation sector, as well as more views on the potential strategies that might arise in a cyber war scenario with Russia. Regulators Look to Strengthen Banks’ Cyber Defenses Marcy Gordon of the Federal Times reports […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of August 1, 2016

Posted: August 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have articles discussing energy, transit, and the potential that elections might someday be considered critical infrastructure. First, from Foreign Policy, a piece on the biggest threats facing the electric grid, and they might not be what you think. Then, from the DCist, a look at a recent derailment on […]

In the News – This Week in Critical Infrastructure: Week of July 18, 2016

Posted: July 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm, Last Updated: July 21, 2016 at 2:50 pm

This Week in Critical Infrastructure, we have an updated report from the 2016 Black Hat USA Cybersecurity Conference outlining survey responses from attendees at last year’s event, including expert opinions regarding the threats of highest concern among security professionals; a new survey released by Dell on Digital Transformation Security; a special issue on Critical Infrastructure […]