Start Year: 2016

Smart Model for Rail Corridor Resilience: Northeast Corridor Prototype

If high-speed rail lines are constructed in the United States,  these are important investments need protection. This project, conducted with funding from the Department of Homeland Security under the National Transportation Security Center of Excellence program, built a prototype risk-based model, a Smart Model for Rail Corridor Resilience (SMRCR).  The model estimates the consequences of specific disrupting events to the rail corridor, and recommends a set of engineered and human resiliency measures that reduce the likelihood of an event or speed recovery from one. The end result is a tool that can aid corridor decision-makers to improve resiliency from accidents and attacks, and is also valuable for educational and training purposes and for application to other rail corridors.