Rail transportation plays a major role in the movement of hazardous materials. The events of September 11, 2001, and the real possibility of future attacks have raised the concern level for rail transportation of hazardous materials and the safety of people and property in the event of such an incident. There is also the possibility of a rail accident involving hazardous materials.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Rail Research group focuses on potential means of reducing the risk of transporting hazardous materials by rail by developing a better understanding of the safety and security externality and proposing a more comprehensive approach to the way that hazardous materials are handled.
- Management of Hazardous Materials Transportation: Literature Summary
- Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Data and Analysis
- Managing the Movements of Hazardous Material Shipments through Texas Population Centers
For More InformationDavid Bierling
Associate Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 317-2563 x42563