Transportation Network Efficiency and Resilience

Transportation Network Efficiency and Resilience

A transportation network connecting five locations can be developed and structured differently if efficiency or resilience is the goal. On an efficient network, the priority is to develop capacity, which commonly leads to the selection of main corridors that will be the focus of investments. On a resilient network, the priority is the number of links to offer alternative routes if one or more segments were disrupted. With a higher level of planning and investment, networks can be developed to be at the same time efficient and resilient.