Multi-Criteria Hazmat Routing on Rail with Railroad-Highway Crossing Considerations

This project develops analytical models for integrated operational planning and routing of hazardous materials (hazmat) by railroad carriers. Hazmat transportation planning has cost, time and safety aspects and this project will develop multi-criteria optimization based decision support tools for railroad carriers to plan hazmat shipments. The optimization models will explicitly consider the railroad-highway crossings along the potential routes of the hazmat shipments as railroad-highway crossings are multi-modal points with critical safety risks. The project team has expertise in multi-criteria optimization, decision support tools and simulation, and risk analysis; and application of these disciplines in transportation safety, operational planning and management, especially, in railroad transportation safety and operations. The project promotes hazmat transportation safety by providing tools to enable safer hazmat routing considering railroad-highway crossings.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $58428
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747107

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Project Managers:

      Harper, Jennifer

    • Performing Organizations:

      Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla

      Department of Engineering
      202 University Center
      Rolla, MO    65409
    • Principal Investigators:

      Konur, Dincer

    • Start Date: 20170801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181204
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
    • Source Data: 91994-13

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01660110
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 14 2018 11:03AM