Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks

1st Edition - June 6, 2017

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  • Author: Michael Taylor
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110102
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110119

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Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks provides an integrated framework for understanding and addressing how transportation networks across all modes perform when parts of the network fail or are substantially degraded, such as extreme weather events, natural disasters, road crashes, congestion incidents or road repair. The book reviews the range of existing approaches to network vulnerability and identifies the application of each approach, illustrating them with case studies from around the world. The book covers the dimensions of time (hours, days, weeks, months and years), spatial coverage (national networks, regional areas, metropolitan and urbanized areas) and modes (road, urban public transport and national railway systems). It shows how the provided framework can be used to indicate the most suitable accessibility tools and metrics for a particular application. Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks is for academics and researchers in transportation networks and for practicing professionals involved in the planning and management of transportation networks and services.

Key Features

  • Presents the most current, complete and integrated account of transport network vulnerability analysis
  • Includes numerous case studies from around the world
  • Compares alternative approaches to vulnerability analysis for multiple modes and the applicability of each
  • Shows how academic transport network planning and management research development can be applied to actual practice, with special focus on socio-economic and environmental impacts


Academic researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in transportation planning, management, operations, networks, systems, and infrastructures

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Critical infrastructure, Services, and Locations
    3. Methods for Vulnerability Analysis
    4. Network Performance Measures
    5. Regional Development and Economic Planning
    6. Case Studies
    7. Integrated Framework for Vulnerability Analysis
    8. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: June 6, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110102
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110119

About the Author

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Transport Planning at the University of South Australia. Author or editor of eight transportation books, Dr. Taylor is a leading pioneer in transportation network vulnerability analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Transport Planning, University of South Australia

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