Methodology for Transportation System Redundancy Analysis in the Greater Baltimore Region

Dr. Mahmassani served as PI of this study, funded by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. This study developed a regional dynamic network model for simulation-assignment applications to examine the ability of the transportation network and services to withstand shocks and disruptions resulting from natural or man-made hazards and events, ascertain the extent to which the system would be able to meet the mobility needs of the Greater Baltimore Region residents and businesses, and develop contingency measures and strategies to cope with the resulting travel demand patterns under constrained supply conditions. The project provides an example of how to build a large scale simulation platform given existing planning network model.