Evaluating the Effects of Community Prohibitions on Rail Shipments of Hazardous Materials in a Network Environment

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, numerous communities voiced concerns regarding the rail movement of hazardous materials through their jurisdictions. What began as a patchwork of proposed prohibitions of such movements has now emerged as a federal policy debate. The proposed research will use sophisticated rail routing software to better understand the array of effects that might be expected if such prohibitions are, in fact, sanctioned.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $48779.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      RO1-1313-122

      Y1-SO5

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      Southeastern Transportation Center

      University of Tennessee
      309 Conference Center Building
      Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133
    • Start Date: 20090101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 25543

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461604
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: RO1-1313-122, Y1-SO5
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM