Network Reliability in Practice

Selected Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability

  • David M. Levinson
  • Henry X. Liu
  • Michael Bell

Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David M. Levinson, Henry Liu, Michael G. H. Bell
    Pages 1-4
  3. Shanjiang Zhu, David M. Levinson
    Pages 5-20
  4. Shanjiang Zhu, Nebiyou Tilahun, Xiaozheng He, David M. Levinson
    Pages 21-36
  5. Deogratias Eustace, Eugene Russell, Landman E. Dean
    Pages 97-114
  6. Carlos Carrion, David M. Levinson
    Pages 115-129
  7. Ryuhei Kondo, Yasuhiro Shiomi, Nobuhiro Uno
    Pages 131-149
  8. Saif Eddin Jabari, Xiaozheng He, Henry X. Liu
    Pages 241-259

About these proceedings


This book contains selected peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Transportation Network Reliability (INSTR) Conference held at the University of Minnesota July 22-23, 2010.  International scholars, from a variety of disciplines--engineering, economics, geography, planning and transportation—offer varying perspectives on modeling and analysis of the reliability of transportation networks in order to illustrate both vulnerability to day-to-day and unpredictability variability and risk in travel, and demonstrates strategies for addressing those issues.

 The scope of the chapters includes all aspects of analysis and design to improve network reliability, specifically user perception of unreliability of public transport, public policy and reliability of travel times, the valuation and economics of reliability, network reliability modeling and estimation, travel behavior and vehicle routing under uncertainty, and risk evaluation and management for transportation networks.  The book combines new methodologies and state of the art practice to model and address questions of network unreliability, making it of interest to both academics in transportation and engineering as well as policy-makers and practitioners.

Editors and affiliations

  • David M. Levinson
    • 1
  • Henry X. Liu
    • 2
  • Michael Bell
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2., Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Centre for Transport StudiesImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0946-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0947-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4387
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