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The Resilience of Transportation Systems

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The Resilience of Transportation Systems

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The Geography of Transportation SystemsHow can transportation be both efficient and resilient, as the two characteristics typically do not go together? This is discussed in Chapter 9 of Jean-Paul Rodrigue’s book Geography of Transportation Systems.

The chapter considers resilience and efficiency from a supply chain perspective. The chapter discusses how natural and anthropogenic disruptive events have effects on transportation systems, which can impact modes, terminals, and infrastructure differently.

Disasters affect supply chains but can be mitigated through economic measures. A resilient supply chain carries a higher level of inventory, including stock buffers at intermediary locations and a reliance on a larger number of suppliers.

Readers can also learn about transportation networks that are particularly vulnerable due to their scale and connectivity. The chapter distinguishes natural and anthropogenic disasters. Also provided is information for risk assessment, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

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