Vulnerability Discussion in Multimodal Freight Systems

  • Saniye Gizem AydinEmail author
  • Pakize Simin Pulat
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 200)


Transportation systems constitute a significant part of the global economy, specifically in relation to the efficient movement of goods and services. In this chapter, we discuss the vulnerability of the transportation infrastructure to extreme events. Concepts such as reliability, vulnerability, risk, and resilience are developed and their relationships are discussed for multimodal transportation systems. These concepts are further illustrated using Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the freight flow transportation on the roadway network within a state and in the USA. A discussion on the vulnerability analysis of the multimodal transportation systems to extreme events is followed by suggestions for future research.


Extreme Event Transportation System Transportation Infrastructure Service Layer Freight Transportation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe University of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe University of OklahomaNormanUSA

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