Posts Tagged ‘Transportation Systems’

Thoughts on Resilience: What Happens When WMATA Shuts Down?

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 10:59 am

by K. Denise Rucker Krepp At 4:16pm on March 15, 2016, I received a phone call from a reporter.  She wanted to know if I had heard anything about the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) decision to close the underground metro for 29 hours.  I’m a locally elected official so she assumed that I […]

Four Key Imperatives to Building Effective Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

Posted: March 14, 2016 at 11:08 am, Last Updated: August 18, 2016 at 11:03 am

Andrea Stone, InfraGardNCR What actually happens if our transportation infrastructure is not resilient? Can you envision having no access to any mode of transportation for an extended period of time? Can you imagine the impact of a sudden loss of services that are vital to the public’s well-being and safe living environment? As we deal […]

In the News – Diane Rehm Interviews Professor Henry Petroski, Discusses America’s Crumbling Transportation Infrastructure

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

On Monday, February 15, 2016, Diane Rehm interviewed Henry Petroski, Professor of Civil Engineering and History at Duke University and author of To Engineer is Human: the Role of Failure in Successful Design, The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems, and The Pencil: a History of Design and Circumstance, to […]

In the News: DHS/OCIA Releases “Aging and Failing Infrastructure Systems – Highway Bridges”

Posted: September 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm, Last Updated: September 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (DHS/OCIA) produces Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Notes in response to changes in the infrastructure community’s risk environment from terrorist activities, natural hazards, and other events. This product summarizes the findings related to highway bridges that were identified in the National Risk Estimate on […]