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A Decision Support Model to Understand Route Choice Decisions and Siting of Facilities in Emergency Evacuation

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) annually present official figures of the number of natural disasters and their impacts. Statistics from recent years show that the number of disasters has been increasing significantly. These events, and their devastating consequences, have highlighted the need for an efficient and responsive humanitarian supply chain that relieves the adverse impacts of disasters.

Light Trucks and Highway Fatalities: The Role of Network Effects

Project Description

Highway fatalities in UTRC Region II fell steadily from the 1970s through the 1990s, but levels have since rebounded slightly and have remained flat for more than a decade. The stagnation in progress on fatalities has been attributed by some analysts to the prevalence of light trucks, such as SUVs, on American roads. Because light trucks are taller, heavier, and more rigid than cars, they pose greater danger to the occupants of cars, as well as to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.

Dr. Trefor P. Williams

Dr. Trefor P. Williams is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Researcher at the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. He has 30 years of academic and consulting experience in the areas of construction management, and transportation engineering. Dr. Williams has five years of professional experience with Wilbur Smith and Associates as a traffic engineer responsible for the installation and initial operation of several computerized ITS systems. Dr. Williams has been a researcher at Rutgers for the last 25 years. Dr.

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