Travel decisions may be very stable in a familiar environment. Major network disruptions such as the I-35W bridge collapse disrupt habitual behavior. Such "natural" experiments provide unique opportunities for behavioral studies, but the time window for such studies is limited. A well-developed methodology is crucial for both data collection and analysis, and thus the soundness of behavioral models , especially in such a limited time window. Therefore, this paper reviews both theoretical and empirical studies on traffic and behavioral impacts of network disruptions. Findings from this paper offers prospective ideas about capturing the impacts of network disruption.
Zhu, Shanjiang and David Levinson (2011) Disruptions to Transportation Networks: A Review. (5-20) in Network Reliability in Practice (ed. David Levinson, Henry Liu, and Michael Bell) Springer.
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Zhu, Shanjiang; Levinson, David M.
Disruptions to Transportation Networks: A Review.
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