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- US expériences with asset management: adapting to extreme events and associated risks - Julius Wlaschin
- Disaster management for Tokyo inland earthquakes in Japan - Toshiharu Yoshida, Keiichi Tamura, Hiroaki Miyatake
- Experience regarding traffic management in relation with London Olympic Games 2012 - Justin Ward
- Lessons in managing emergency situations learned from various disaster experiences - Yukio Adachi, Maarten Blomme
- Risk and emergency management as a basis for road intelligent transportation systems (ITS) planning and operation - Enrique Belda Esplugues, Pedro Tomás Martínez, Ioannis Benekos
- Application of risk assessment as tool for road tunnel safety management - Bernhard Kohl, Tineke Wiersma, Guillermo Llopis Serrano
- An innovative training for road operations - Pierre Charcellay
- Traffic control centers - organization and role in traffic risk and incident reduction - Athanasios Saramourtsis, Athanasios Tsantsanoglou, Evangelos Viskos, Ioannis Benekos
- Tunnel classification according to ADR dangerous goods transport network modification in Gipuzkoa - Iulen Iturrizaga López, Jesús Sancho Cebrián, Javier Borja López
Risk and emergency management as a basis for road intelligent transportation systems (ITS) planning and operation
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In modern and hyper-connected societies, adverse risky events have been found to generally also cause serious damage to road network and traffic, and consequently on local and global economies.
Transport system in Spain accounts for 16% of the GDP, and heavily depends on road, which accounts for 81.6%, and 43.2% modal share for freight and passengers respectively 1.
Accordingly, two key elements must be protected and managed properly to minimize disruptions in economy: road transport infrastructure; road transport operations.
The trustworthiness and sustainability of road systems rely on infrastructures, but also on highway capacity, travel-time reliability, road safety, freight transport security, and energy supply continuity.
According to the European Commission, ITS deployment has resulted in 20% travel time reductions, a rise of 5-10% in network capacity and 10-15% road accidents reduction. Therefore, road technology is to play a key role in ensuring sustainability and minimizing negative impacts.