Effective and Equitable Supply of Gasoline to Impacted Areas in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

In the past few years there have been an increasing number of high-impact events that involved both a natural disaster and man-made hazardous materials; the project will call these events "nahaz" events. The purpose of this project is to develop models and algorithms for safe transportation and equitable supply of commodities like gasoline in the aftermath of a disaster, and to provide insights on disaster recovery planning in the face of disruptions. With the continuously rising population and our reliance on hazardous material (hazmat) goods like gasoline, the probability of these "nahaz" events and their prospective consequences are growing. Problems associated with "nahaz" events have two dimensions: (a) Impact of Hazmat Accidents - First, after a natural disaster, with damaged infrastructure, the probability of hazmat spill increases significantly, hence hazmat transport can potentially lead to a catastrophic environmental disaster; (b) Disruption in Hazmat Supply - Second, limited, inappropriate and inequitable supply of hazmat commodities in the aftermath of a natural disaster can delay the recovery considerably. Due to these potentially devastating impacts, there is an increasing need for research on this topic. This research specifically aims to innovate logistical techniques employed to alleviate the potential impacts of these "nahaz" events.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $167712.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York, Buffalo

    212 Ketter Hall
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14260

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08901
  • Principal Investigators:

    Baveja, Alok

    Kwon, Changhyun

    Batta, Rajan

  • Start Date: 20140301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39787

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566185
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-25-26
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2015 1:01AM