Modern economies are based on complex networks. As these become more interconnected and more interdependent, they can also become more vulnerable to single points of failure. Energy, information, transport and water networks and infrastructure have been identified as requiring special protection. Much recent attention has been directed at the resilience of energy and information networks; however, this does not diminish the importance of the transport network.
Industrial societies require the easy movement of goods and services: disruption of this movement, even briefly, has severe economic implications. This article will look at methods to avoid and minimise this disruption. We will ask what kind of events can affect the transport network, how we can anticipate them and how the network can be made more resilient : www.governmenteuropa.eu