Transportation Resilience Lab

Road and public transport systems are critical infrastructure for our society and economy, but are also vulnerable to disruptions. Transport resilience is the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions (PPD-21). Resilience is increasingly attracting concern in science and society.

The Transportation Resilience lab at TU Delft studies how the transport system functions (or fails to do so) under the influence of minor stochastic variations in day-to-day traffic as well as larger disruptions due to incidents and weather conditions, including extreme conditions involving emergencies and evacuations. Complementarily, we study how network design, contingency planning, and mobility and traffic management can be strategically used to increase resiliency.

Research conducted at the Resilient Transport Systems lab uses data analyses, behavioral modeling, traffic simulation, and optimization techniques to address the roles of: human factors, infrastructure, mobility services, existing and new technologies, policies, control measures and information flows.