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2014 News in Brief



Best paper award for Canadian Transportation group

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S. Joel Carlson SM ’14 S. Joel Carlson SM ’14 (Transportation and Engineering Systems) and Professor Joseph Sussman received the Ron Rice Award for Best Paper at the Canadian Transportation Research Forum’s annual meeting in June. “Understanding Crude Oil Transport Strategies in North America” uses qualitative and quantitative approaches to characterize some of the uncertainty in transporting oil products by rail. Policy makers must consider many potential impacts, particularly after the disastrous 2013 explosion of an oil-laden train in Quebec. Proposed long-distance pipelines also pose major questions about safety and environmental effects. Read the paper at the ESD Working Paper: