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New Paper Published

We just published an article in Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM). It’s called Fleet management for rail car transport of ethanol.

The “we” is Khalid Bachkar, Idrissu Aminu, Atif Osmani, and me.

The link here is good for 30 days; you can read for free. We hope you enjoy it.


Oil train tank cars need upgrades

Tank cars aren’t safe enough to carry oil, and explosive train wrecks will result.  And by the time we build them, will the oil boom become a bust, and the cars won’t be needed?  Or will new pipelines reduce the need for this mode?  Where should our transportation infrastructure capital be spent?  Should oil be going in trains anyway?

HomeUS safety board: Oil train tank cars need upgrades.