Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Transport System Resilience Roundtable

An image of a flood-damaged road
Transport systems can be disrupted in many ways, providing challenges to the continuity of service. This Roundtable, held on 14-15 September 2023, reviewed the costs of these disruptions and assessed the decision-making processes and methods needed to improve system resilience. Participants identified good practices and provided guidance to policy makers.

Specifically, Roundtable participants reviewed evidence on the costs of disruptions to transport systems of multiple kinds, both in the past and in terms of expected future trends. They considered questions relating to decision processes and the methods used to determine what investments are (and should be) made to maintain and improve system resilience, drawing on previous OECD work relating to climate-resilient infrastructure. This aspect of the topic also included identifying best practices for determining how much investment is optimal and how it should be allocated.

The Roundtable was part of the ITF’s 2022-23 Programme of Work. A report summarising the issues discussed during the Roundtable was published in 2024.


Presentation: Polycrisis and Systemic Resilience

William Hynes, OECD

Presentation: Systems Innovation and Transport Resilience

Aimée Aguilar Jaber, OECD

Presentation: Resilient Transportation Systems - Moving from Risk to Resilience

Dr. Kelsey Stoddard, US Army Corps of Engineers

Presentation: Quantifying the Impacts of Disruption

Martin Marshall-Clarke, UK Department for Transport

Presentation: Policy Strategies to Avoid and Adapt to Disruptions

Jillian Anable, Institute for Transport Studies, UoL

Presentation: Towards Resilient Transportation Systems - The Role of Analytical Tools

Elise Miller-Hooks, George Mason University

Presentation: Methods and Decision-Making for Investments to Deal with Disruptions

Erik Jenelius, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Project Manager, Ports and Shipping