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Transportation Systems & Functional Recovery

Technology of transportation concept. Traffic control systems. Internet of Things. Mobility as a service.

The purpose of this workshop is to convene subject matter experts associated with transportation systems and functional recovery, including risk and resilience of transportation systems, from research and practitioner backgrounds. Participants will discuss ongoing efforts in developing functional recovery goals and decision tools for transportation systems, implementation of research assessment methodologies, and incorporation of transportation equity and climate resilience aspects.  Further, we aim to assess challenges, including technical and stakeholder considerations, to developing functional recovery performance objectives for transportation systems. 

Workshop objectives

  • Discuss ongoing efforts in developing functional recovery goals and decision tools for transportation systems  
  • Assess challenges to developing functional recovery performance objectives for transportation systems 
  • Delineate major categories of transportation systems and assess leveraging functional recovery categories/timelines/metrics for buildings in advancing functional recovery efforts for transportation systems

who should attend

Ideal participants will have a strong background in functional recovery concepts and seismic analysis, risk assessment, or modeling of transportation systems, especially in relation to post-earthquake functionality needs. This workshop is not intended as an educational program, rather a focused discussion of critical issues in the area. A summary report will be available after the workshop for those unable to attend.


Pre-event reading: A selection of relevant literature will be provided prior to the workshop.

Tentative Agenda

08:30 – 09:00 ET

Arrival and check-in

09:00 – 09:30 ET

Welcome and opening remarks, review of agenda and goals

09:30 – 11:00 ET

Presentation Block 1

11:00 – 11:15 ET


11:15 – 12:45 ET

Presentation Block 2

12:45 – 13:30 ET


13:30 – 15:30 ET

Breakouts and Discussion

15:30 – 15:45 ET


15:45 – 16:45 ET

Discussion and Summary

16:45 – 17:00 ET

Workshop Closing


  • Dr. Tierra Bills (UCLA)
  • Dr. Paolo Bocchini (Lehigh University)
  • Guillermo Diaz-Fanas (World Bank)
  • Derek Soden (FHWA)
  • Anibal Tafur (Rice University)
  • Dr. Rallis Kourkoulis (GRID Engineers) and Dr. Sissy Nikolaou (NIST)

*Visitor Access Requirement:

For Non-US Citizens:  Please have your valid passport for photo identification.

For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification.

For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through May 2023.

NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, and Military Dependents ID.

Created July 26, 2022, Updated August 26, 2022