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.


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    • Status: Active
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    • 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