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Evaluation of the Social Cost of Modal Diversion: A Multi-Modal Safety Analysis
A multifaceted controversy surrounds the evolving use of rail lines for the movement of coal and oil out of the Midwest to West Coast ports. From environmental concerns over blowing coal dust, to recent catastrophic derailments and subsequent explosions of rail cars carrying Bakken oil out of North Dakota, to the closure of ...
Developing a Performance Measurement Approach to Benefit/Cost Freight Project Prioritization
Future reauthorizations of the federal transportation bill will require a comprehensive and quantitative analysis of the freight benefits of proposed freight system projects. To prioritize public investments in freight systems and to insure consideration of the contribution of freight to the overall system performance, states ...
Performance-Measure Based Asset Management Tool for Rural Freight Mobility in the Pacific Northwest
MAP-21 establishes national objectives to increase productivity and economic efficiency of the nation’s freight infrastructure. The recent passage of MAP-21 has placed an emphasis on integrating asset and performance management tools to help transportation agencies better manage the critical transportation infrastructure. ...