Network Reliability in Practice


  • Contains contributions from leading experts from both economics/ business and engineering backgrounds
  • Provides numerous cases studies of network reliability decisions
  • Develops an integrative framework for assessing reliability and examining at implementation issues


Network Reliability in Practice 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.


Authors:  David LevinsonHenry Liu, and Michael G.H. Bell

Hardcover: 267 pages

Publisher: Springer; 2012 Edition.

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1461409462

ISBN-13: 978-1-4614-0946-5


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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Network Reliability in Practice
    • 1 David M. Levinson, Henry Liu, and Michael G.H. Bell
  2. Disruptions to Transportation Networks: A Review
    • 5 Shanjiang Zhu and David M. Levinson
  3. Travel Impacts and Adjustment Strategies of the Collapse and the Reopening of the I-35W Bridge
    • 21 Shanjiang Zhu, Nebiyou Tilahun, Xiaozheng He, and David M. Levinson
  4. How Severe Are the Problems of Congestion and Unreliability? An Empirical Analysis of Traveler Perceptions
    • 37 Xiaoyu Zhu and Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan
  5. Institutional Architecture to Support Improved Highway Operational Performance
    • 67 Stephen C. Lockwood
  6. Travel Time Reliability Indices for Highway Users and Operators
    • 79 Hiroshi Wakabayashi
  7. Incorporating Robustness Analysis into Urban Transportation Planning Process
    • 97 Deogratias Eustace, Eugene Russell, and Landman E. Dean
  8. A Model of Bridge Choice Across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis
    • 115 Carlos Carrion and David M. Levinson
  9. Network Evaluation Based on Connectivity Reliability and Accessibility
    • 131 Ryuhei Kondo, Yasuhiro Shiomi, and Nobuhiro Uno
  10. Goal Programming Approach to Solve the Stochastic Multi-Objective Network Design Problem
    • 151 Anthony Chen and Xiangdong Xu
  11. An Algorithm for the Minimum Robust Cost Path on Networks with Random and Correlated Link Travel Times
    • 171 Ravi Seshadri and Karthik K. Srinivasan
  12. A Link-Based Stochastic Traffic Assignment Model for Travel Time Reliability Estimation
    • 209 Chong Wei, Yasuo Asakura, and Takamasa Iryo
  13. Considering On-Time and Late Arrivals in Multi-Class Risk-Averse Traffic Equilibrium Model with Elastic Demand
    • 223 Xiangdong Xu, Anthony Chen, Zhong Zhou, and Lin Cheng
  14. Heuristic Solution Techniques for No-Notice Emergency Evacuation Traffic Management
    • 241 Saif Eddin Jabari, Xiaozheng He, and Henry X. Liu