Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) has continuing funding from the State of California related to the seismic performance of transportation systems. To optimally use these funds, a long-term strategic plan is being developed by a PEER Transportation Research Committee consisting of Joel Conte and Marc Eberhart.
The purpose of the PEER TSRP is to reduce the impacts of earthquakes on California’s transportation systems, including highways and bridges, port facilities, high speed rail, and airports. We expect that the research will utilize and extend PEER performance based earthquake engineering methodologies, integrating fundamental knowledge, enabling technologies, and systems. We further expect that the research program will integrate seismological, geotechnical, structural, and socio-economical aspects of earthquake engineering, and involve computational, experimental and theoretical investigations.