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Topology-based Analysis of Freight Railroad Networks for Resilience: Unweighted and Weighted Using Waybill Data

Document Series
Technical Reports
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
Subject Rolling Stock
Connectedness, Efficiency, Freight, Network, Performance, Railroads, Resilience, Risk, Topology, Waybill

The Federal Railroad Administration sponsored a team at the University of Maryland at College Park’s Center for Technology and Systems Management (CTSM) to develop methods and illustratively assess the weighted connectedness efficiency of U. S. freight railroad networks based on commodity volumes and examine node and link criticality for the entire network’s performance based on waybill data to inform planning decisions. Research was conducted from 2019 to 2022 at the CTSM.

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Last updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023