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Rail-transportation modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many different types of transportation models are used to model coal transportation by rail. To obtain realistic results, it is usually necessary to consider other modes in addition to rail and other commodities in addition to coal. For example, to know the potential bottlenecks on the rail system it is necessary to predict the total level of freight movement on the rail system. This requires modeling the movements of other commodities in addition to coal. To predict the levels of flows of both coal and non-coal commodities on the rail system, it is necessary to predict the share of total flows carried by rail. This requires accurate modeling of competing modes. To develop accurate rate models it is also necessary to have information on competing modes. This paper presents a collection of transportation models used to model the various aspects of coal transportation by rail and shows how they interact.

Tobin, R.L.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Trends, 2001 - 2010 Trends, 2001 - 2010 Transportation infrastructure overview In 2010, railroads transported over 70 percent of coal delivered to electric power plants which are generally concentrated east of the Mississippi River and in Texas. The U.S. railroad market is dominated by four major rail companies that account for 99 percent of U.S. coal rail shipments by volume. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by mode Rail Barge Truck Figure 2. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by rail, 2010 figure data Figure 3. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by barge, 2010 figure data Figure 4. Deliveries from major coal basins to power plants by truck, 2010 figure data The Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, where coal is extracted in

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

reports reports Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector With Data through 2010 | Release Date: November 16, 2012 | Next Release Date: December 2013 | Correction Previous editions Year: 2011 2004 Go Figure 1. Deliveries from major coal basins to electric power plants by rail, 2010 Background In this latest release of Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) significantly expands upon prior versions of this report with the incorporation of new EIA survey data. Figure 1. Percent of total U.S. rail shipments represented in data figure data Previously, EIA relied solely on data from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), specifically their confidential Carload Waybill Sample. While valuable, due to the statistical nature of the Waybill data,

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Methodology Methodology EIA uses the confidential version of the STB Waybill data, which includes actual revenue for shipments that originate and terminate at specific locations. The STB Waybill data are a sample of all rail shipments. EIA's 2011 report describes the sampling procedure. EIA aggregates the confidential STB data to three different levels: national, coal-producing basin to state, and state to state. EIA applies STB withholding rules to the aggregated data to identify records that must be suppressed to protect business-sensitive data. Also, EIA adds additional location fields to the STB data, identifying the mine from which the coal originates, the power plant that receives the coal, and, in some cases, an intermediate delivery location where coal is terminated by the initial carrier but then

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

figure data Figure 7 shows the percent change in average real rates for those state-to-state ... Estimated transportation rates for coal delivered to electric ...

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Rail transportation update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Record western coal shipments and lucrative export traffic lead America's railroad to their fourth most profitable year in history. But with the coal boom going bust, higher rates, and a new administration and congress, what sort of transportation year can coal mines and shippers expect in 2009? The article gives the opinions of company executives and discusses findings of the recent so-called Christenson Report which investigated growing railroad market power. 1 ref., 1 fig.

Buchsbaum, L.

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A framework for modeling rail transport vulnerability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Railroads represent one of the most efficient methods of long-haul transport for bulk commodities, from coal to agricultural products. Over the past fifty years, the rail network has contracted while tonnage has increased. Service, geographically, has been abandoned along short haul routes and increased along major long haul routes, resulting in a network that is more streamlined. The current rail network may be very vulnerable to disruptions, like the failure of a trestle. This paper proposes a framework to model rail network vulnerability and gives an application of this modeling framework in analyzing rail network vulnerability for the State of Washington. It concludes with a number of policy related issues that need to be addressed in order to identify, plan, and mitigate the risks associated with the sudden loss of a bridge or trestle.

Peterson, Steven K [ORNL; Church, Richard L. [University of California, Santa Barbara

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical modelling of delays in a rail freight transportation network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study analyzes the transportation network of a major rail freight operator in order to obtain a model of delay propagation of trains connecting intermodal terminals. Operational management of a rail freight operator needs to take into account deviations ...

János Barta; Andrea Emilio Rizzoli; Matteo Salani; Luca Maria Gambardella

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail transport. trends in energy efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increasing cost and insecure future supply of diesel fuel have led the U.S. railroad industry to continuously improve on its already efficient use of energy. Among such improvements that are planned or in progress are a fuel-efficient version of a mainline engine, which should save 13,200 gal/yr of fuel; and lightweight coal cars and freight-car trucks, which offer fuel-saving opportunities. The use of synthetic fuels such as methanol-from-coal or all-electric locomotive on a broad scale is unlikely within the next 20 yr, but an increased use of synthetic fuels in other large fuel-consuming transport modes, notably cars, would ease the rail industry's future diesel fuel supply problems. Other fuel-saving factors to consider, such as proper train-operating procedures and the use of the best routes; and the new design of rail cars are also discussed.

Eldridge, C.C.; Van Gorp, P.H.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC/WG TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues Outlined in the WIPP Transportation Safety Planning & Implementation...

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail,Heavy Rail and Air, University of California, Berkeley,of Passenger Transportation: Rail and Air Arpad Horvath,

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Analysis & Projections Analysis & Projections ‹ See all Coal Reports Rail Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector Release Date: June 16, 2011 | Next Release Date: July 2012 | full report Introduction The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is releasing a series of estimated data based on the confidential, carload waybill sample obtained from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (Carload Waybill Sample). These estimated data represent a continuation of EIA's data and analysis products related to coal rail transportation. These estimated data also address a need expressed by EIA's customers for more detailed coal transportation rate data. Having accurate coal rail transportation rate data is important to understanding the price of electricity for two main reasons. First,

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Rail Focused US DOTRITA Tier I University Transportation Center University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

centuries. The efficiency of North American freight rail transport is a world leader, providing the nationRail Focused US DOT­RITA Tier I University Transportation Center University of Illinois at Urbana University Transportation Center (UTC) focused on rail transportation and funded by the U.S. Department

Entekhabi, Dara

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Employing transport layer multi-railing in cluster networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Building clusters from commodity off-the-shelf parts is a well-established technique for building inexpensive medium- to large-size computing clusters. Many commodity mid-range motherboards come with multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and the low ... Keywords: Cluster, Concurrent Multipath Transfer, MPI, Middleware, Multi-railing, Network interfaces, SCTP, TCP, Transport protocol

Brad Penoff; Humaira Kamal; Alan Wagner; Mike Tsai; Karol Mroz; Janardhan Iyengar

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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COAL TRANSPORTATION - Volume 2: EASTERN RAIL/RIVER NETWORK  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The quality and cost of coal transportation services are an important part of utility coal switching costs under acid rain legislation. This report addresses the capabilities of the major eastern rail carriers to handle increasing volumes of Central Appalachian low-sulfur coal.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail-Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals Andrea E. Rizzoli the current flows of freight. On the other side, the growth of freight transport shows a rapidly increasing by road and rail gates and by a set of platforms. Intermodal terminals are inter-connected by rail

Gambardella, Luca Maria

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Challenges of Including the Mina Route in the Nevada Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management is developing the Yucca Mountain repository for the disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high level radioactive waste (HLW). Part of that development is the transportation infrastructure needed to ship SNF and HLW from 77 sites around the country to the repository. A Record of Decision was issued in 2004 to use mostly rail as the mode of transport both nationally, and in the State of Nevada. No rail access exists to the Yucca Mountain site, so a Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement (RA-EIS) is being prepared to address the impacts associated with connecting existing track in Nevada to Yucca Mountain. Late in the preparation of the Draft RA-EIS, an option to consider an additional alignment alternative was introduced. This paper describes the consideration given to the new alternative and describes how it is being incorporated into the RA-EIS. (authors)

Lanthrum, G.; Larson, N. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste, Washington, DC (United States); Mussler, R. [Booze Allen Hamilton, Suite (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC/WG TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: TRANSPORTATION SAFETY WIPP-PIG RAIL COMPARISON: A Framework for Comparing Rail Safety Issues to Safety Issues Outlined in the WIPP Transportation Safety Planning & Implementation Guide (Version 1.0) Authors' Note: this document was developed for the Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC/WG), a forum supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the purpose of exchanging information and views among organizations interested in DOE transportation issues. TEC/WG is not intended to and does not provide "consensus advice or recommendations," nor does it otherwise function as an "advisory committee," as those terms are defined and/or utilized in the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Overview The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established the Transportation External Coordination Working Group

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Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in Rails,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board,of Rail Defects,” Journal of the Transportation Researchof Rail Defects,” Proceedings of the Transportation Research

Phillips, Robert Ronald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand for Rail: transport options for the Waimakariri District.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The purpose of this research was to investigate the feasibility of a passenger rail service operating on a current rail line in Canterbury, known as… (more)

Versteeg, Luke Oscar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommendation on Using Rail Transport for Moving Waste (09/19...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

One intermodal train can haul the same amount as approximately 280 trucks. Rail freight transportation incurs about 12 percent of the fatalities and 6 percent of the...

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Archila, Sakamoto, Fearing, and Sussman 1 PRODUCTIVITY OF PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Archila, Sakamoto, Fearing, and Sussman 1 PRODUCTIVITY OF PASSENGER RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN rail transportation in the NEC experienced considerable yet highly volatile23 productivity growth 12 For presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board13 14 November 14

Entekhabi, Dara

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The relationship between rail transit ridership and built environment and transportation system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Public transportation is an effective tool to tackle many urban transportation problems. Due to its higher capacity and reliability, rail transit often serves as the main means to connect major trip origins and destinations ...

Chen, Szu-han

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail transportation of coal-water slurry fuels  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In view of the anticipated near-term appearance of commercial coal-water slurry (CWS) fuels, least-cost modes of their transportation should be considered now. Unlike dilute pipeline transport slurries (typically 50 percent solids) a CWS fuel is a stable, highly-loaded (typically 70 percent or more solids) with vastly different rheological properties. The high solids loading and stabilization against settling produce effective viscosities one or more orders of magnitude greater than those of dilute slurries. Pipeline transportation of such fuels for more than a few miles thus becomes economically unattractive. In the future, further physical refinement or slight dilution of CWS fuels may permit long-range transmission by slurry pipeline once they become available. In the meantime, distribution of these fuels to serve widely dispersed industrial users will be accomplished by barge or rail. In the latter case the high flow-friction characteristics will preclude use of the unit ''Tank Train'' system designed for loading and unloading via a single connection at high rates of flow. This limitation does not rule out assembly of unit trains of individually-loaded tank cars if desired. The optimum location of CWS fuel plants relative to mine-mouth coal preparation plants and/or pipeline terminals will require modeling of multi-mode transportation networks in order to determine the least-cost combination for serving the needs of industrial as well as utility CWS users.

Green, L.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail August 5, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis Department Approves Project Baseline and Obtains Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nod WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today reaffirmed its prior decision to relocate mill tailings predominantly by rail from the former uranium-ore processing site near Moab, Utah, 30 miles north to Crescent Junction, Utah. As determined previously, oversized material that is not practical to be sized to fit into the containers will be transported by truck. "After evaluating the alternatives for safely transporting the mill tailings from Moab and considering input received from citizens in the Moab community and surrounding areas, DOE has decided to ship the tailings using

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DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail DOE to Transport Moab Mill Tailings by Rail August 5, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis Department Approves Project Baseline and Obtains Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nod WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today reaffirmed its prior decision to relocate mill tailings predominantly by rail from the former uranium-ore processing site near Moab, Utah, 30 miles north to Crescent Junction, Utah. As determined previously, oversized material that is not practical to be sized to fit into the containers will be transported by truck. "After evaluating the alternatives for safely transporting the mill tailings from Moab and considering input received from citizens in the Moab community and surrounding areas, DOE has decided to ship the tailings using

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Energy study of rail passenger transportation. Volume 1. Executive summary  

SciTech Connect

The results and conclusions of the study by SRI treats the following topics: physical assets and services of rail passenger systems; energy demands and intensities; roles of local institutions; the industry future; and the role of the Federal government. Data reported were collected in 1976 and 1977, and in most cases, cover calendar year 1975.

Henderson, C.

1979-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 10. Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB dat  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB data" Estimated rail transportation rates for coal, basin to state, STB data" ,,"Real Dollars per Ton",,,,,,,,,,"Annual Percent Change" "Basin","Destination State",2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,," 2001-2009"," 2008-2009" "Northern Appalachian Basin","Delaware"," W"," W"," $16.45"," $14.29"," W"," -"," W"," W"," -",," -"," -" "Northern Appalachian Basin","Florida"," $21.45"," W"," W"," W"," W"," $28.57"," W"," W"," W",," W"," W"

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Selection in Life-Cycle Inventories Using Hybrid Approaches,and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses,Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current situation: US tests under way. [High Speed Rail Transportation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Though US high-speed rail (HSR) activity is picking up, the technology is much farther advanced in Europe and Japan. Several HSR projects have been proposed for various parts of the country, but nearly all remain in the early developmental stages. The closest equivalent to regular high-speed rail service in the US still is provided by the Amtrak Metroliners running between New York and Washington. In late January, Amtrak began a three-month trial of a Swedish-built X2000 train on the New York-Washington run. Popularly known as the [open quotes]tilt train,[close quotes] it has a computer-guided suspension system that permits higher speeds on curves. The system enables trains to bank on curves, much as racing cars do, thus minimizing the queasiness that centrifugal force can cause. Passengers report feeling little or no discomfort when the X2000 tilts.

Not Available

1993-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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A simulation tool for combined rail/road transport in intermodal terminals  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simulation model of the flow of intermodal terminal units (ITUs) among and within inland intermodal terminals is presented. The intermodal terminals are interconnected by rail corridors. Each terminal serves a user catchment area via a road network. ... Keywords: intermodal terminal simulation, intermodal transport

Andrea E. Rizzoli; Nicoletta Fornara; Luca Maria Gambardella

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revised rail-stop exposure model for incident-free transport of nuclear waste  

SciTech Connect

This report documents a model for estimating railstop doses that occur during incident-free transport of nuclear waste by rail. The model, which has been incorporated into the RADTRAN III risk assessment code, can be applied to general freight and dedicated train shipments of waste.

Ostmeyer, R.M.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed rail transportation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, October 16, 1991  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

H.R. 1087 would authorize a high speed rail transportation development and commercialization program, establish a national high speed rail transportation policy, and promote development and commercialization of high speed rail transportation by providing Federal guarantees of certain investments in high speed rail transportation facilities. Testimony was heard from representatives of MAGLEV USA, Federal Railroad Administration, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), the Office of Technology Assessment, MAGLEV, Inc., National Maglev Initiative, High Speed Rail Association, and the Texas High-Speed Rail Association. Additional information was supplied by the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, Republic Locomotive, Washington State High Speed Ground Transportation, and the Texas High Speed Authority.

Not Available

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intercity Rail Ridership Forecasting and the Implementation of High-Speed Rail in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

from Mr. Denis Dout~ of Rail Transportation Systems, Inc. l°Pickrell, D. 1990. Urban Rail Transit Projects: Forecat~ The Mythical Conception of Rail Transit in Los Angeles°

Vaca, Erin

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Coal Transportation Rates - U.S. Energy Information ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

In this latest release of Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric ... This report covers railroad transportation rates from 2001-2010 and barge and truck ...

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Recent Experience of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a Transport System and Regional Development from a Global Perspective  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a TransportMinistry of Transport Seoul, Korea and Visiting ScholarDevelopment in Korea 13 III.1.

Shin, Dong-Chun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transportation Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Forum 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting 2011 Annual Meeting May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011 Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & & & & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Evaluation of Shortline Railroads Task: Task: Task: Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Rail TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail The Rail Topic Group has the responsibility to identify and discuss current issues and concerns regarding rail transportation of radioactive materials by the Department of Energy (DOE). The group's current task is to examine different aspects of rail transportation including inspections, tracking and radiation monitoring, planning and process, and review of lessons learned. Ultimately, the main goal for members will be to assist in the identification of potential rail routes for shipments to Yucca Mountain, in a manner that will contribute to a safe, dynamic, and flexible transportation system. The identification of potential routes from reactor sites and DOE facilities will serve as an important first step in transportation planning, examining alternative routes, and getting feedback

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2005. [FTA 2006] U.S. Non-Rail Vehicle Market ViabilityWelding BART’s Aluminum Rail Transit Cars, Welding JournalAutomobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air Mikhail

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating Rail Transit Criticism  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report evaluates criticism of rail transit systems. It examines claims that rail transit is ineffective at increasing public transit ridership and improving transportation system performance, that rail transit investments are not cost effective, and that transit is an outdated form of transportation. It finds that critics often misrepresent issues and use biased and inaccurate analysis. This is a companion to the report Rail Transit in

Todd Litman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Southeast high speed rail (SEHSR): a case study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

transportation system. High speed rail service will provide100 – 500 miles. High speed rail in the Southeast will meanto develop a high speed rail network connecting their states

Gallagher, William

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Median Light Rail Crossing: Accident Causation And Countermeasures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cooperative Research Program. Integration of Light RailRail Grade Crossings. In National Cooperative Highway ResearchLight Rail Safety Issues. In Transportation Research Record

Coifman, Benjamin; Bertini, Robert L.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pipeline, rail backers lock horns on coal transport. [Coal pipeline act, H. R. 4370  

SciTech Connect

The backers of railroad and pipeline transport for coal clashed at hearings on the proposed Coal Pipeline Act. Slurry-pipeline advocates, claiming that high rail rates discourage industry and are counter to national energy goals, are seeking the eminent domain they need to secure rights-of-way for pipeline construction. Railroad lobbyists have successfully fought the idea so far and will continue to oppose a competing transport system. Proponents of several pipeline routes see them as a way to lower transport prices, while handling only about five percent of the nation's coal. The economics of pipelines appear to be a factor of distance and volume, with no hard evidence available. Arguments of both sides of the controversy are cited. Water rights are a major problem in transporting Western coal by pipeline and, in some states, are a larger issue than eminent domain. (DCK)

Murnane, T.

1980-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of run times in a freight rail transportation network  

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The objective of this thesis is to improve the accuracy of individual freight train run time predictions defined as the time between departure from an origin node to arrival at a destination node not including yard time. ...

Bonsra, Kunal (Kunal Baldev)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail transportation risk and accident severity: A statistical analysis of variables in FRA's accident/incident data base  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Federal Railroad Administration (US DOT) maintains a file of carrier-reported railroad accidents and incidents that meet stipulated threshold criteria for damage cost and/or casualties. A thoroughly-cleaned five-year time series of this data base was subjected to unbiased statistical procedures to discover (a) important causative variables in severe (high damage cost) accidents and (b) other key relationships between objective accident conditions and frequencies. Just under 6000 records, each representing a single event involving rail freight shipments moving on mainline track, were subjected to statistical frequency analysis, then included in the construction of classification and regression trees as described by Breimann et al. (1984). Variables related to damage cost defined the initial splits,'' or branchings of the tree. An interesting implication of the results of this analysis with respect to transportation of hazardous wastes by rail is that movements should be avoided when ambient temperatures are extreme (significantly 80{degrees}F), but that there should be no a priori bias against shipping wastes in longer train consists. 2 refs., 2 figs., 12 tabs.

Saricks, C.L. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Energy Systems Div.); Janssen, I. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Biological and Medical Research Div.)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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To appear in: Journal of Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, IMACS/Elsevier Science A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail/Road Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Simulation Tool for Combined Rail/Road Transport in Intermodal Terminals Andrea E. Rizzolia,*, Nicoletta and they can support the current flows of freight. On the other hand, the growth of freight transport shows or given as a deterministic input. The simulator can be used to simulate both a single terminal and a rail

Gambardella, Luca Maria

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The Full Cost Of Intercity Transportation - A Comparison Of High Speed Rail, Air And Highway Transportation In California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

cost of transportation today, including the social costs ofIntercity Transportation Page 2-17 Social Costs - additionalsurrounding social costs and transportation, in particular

Levinson, David; Gillen, David; Kanafani, Adib; Mathieu, Jean-michel

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Crossings: A Strategy to Select Countermeasure Improvements for Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

data are needed for future rail crossing research as well asRail Grade Crossings in the United States, July 2000–July 2001, Transportation ResearchLight Rail Safety Issues. In Transportation Research Record:

Cooper, Douglas L.; MacLeod, Kara E.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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External Costs of Transport in the U.S.  

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rail and truck freight transportation,” Transport Researchby rail passengers in Great Britain,” Transport Research,

Delucchi, Mark A.; McCubbin, Donald R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical and institutional priorities for enhancing rail/aviation cooperation for the future intercity passenger transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There are currently about 120 airport rail links existing or proposed to be constructed around the world. The growth in the number of airport rail links reflects the almost relentless growth in air travel and the associated ...

Shi, Dalong, 1976-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Draft Rail Topic Group Task Plan Final Rail Topic Group Paper Strawman Report Comments Matrix 2002 Summary of the Rail Topic Group Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison...

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High-Speed Rail Comes to London  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

airlines have invested in rail? ? A C C E S S NUMBER 19,struction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Stage Two—the UK’of a debate about high-speed rail transportation, spurred by

Hall, Sir Peter

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Railroad crossing structures for spotted turtles: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority– Greenbush rail line wildlife crossing demonstration project  

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Authority, Proposed Greenbush Rail Line: Wildlife ResourcesProposed Greenbush Rail Line: Conservation Management Plan.and federal agencies. Rail corridors pose unique design

Pelletier, Steven K.; Carlson, Lars; Nein, Daniel; Roy, Robert D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power conductor rail expansion joint  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A power conductor rail system is described, comprising: a first rail section linearly aligned with a second rail section, the first and second rail sections each having a rail web, the rail web having an upper flange, a lower flange, an intermediate portion connecting the upper flange and the lower flange, and metal cladding on the intermediate portion between the upper flange and the lower flange; a first half rail web extending longitudinally from the first rail section, the first half rail web including an elongated first slot extending in a longitudinal direction of the rail section; a second half rail web extending from the second rail section, the second half rail including an elongated second slot extending in longitudinal direction of the rail section; a slide plate; and a means for securing the first and second half rail webs longitudinally slidably together wherein a portion of the first half rail web and the second half rail web overlap and sandwich the slide plate therebetween.

Plichta, D.G.

1993-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential ecological impacts analysis of California high speed rail  

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proposed California High Speed Rail project as detailed inof choosing the high speed rail modal alternative versus theand was based on high speed rail alignment data, including

Cameron, Dick; White, Mike; Stallcup, Jerre Ann; Penrod, Kristeen

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The dynamics of long-range intermodal transportation planning : using a high-speed rail connection to Bilbao Airport as a catalyst for change in the Basque Country  

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The extension of the Spanish high-speed rail network into the Basque Country will connect the capital cities of the three Basque provinces, creating an opportunity to drive change at many levels of the transportation network ...

Hernández, Kari Linn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation of coal, grain, and passengers by rail and waterways. Transportation research record  

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Contents of this paper are: Railroad rate deregulation--effects on corn and soybean shipments; Fuel efficiency in freight transportation; Transportation of coal to seaports via Mid-America inland waterway system; Impacts of proposed transshipment facility on price of delivered coal in New York; Physical and operating characteristics of ferry vessels; Role of waterborne transportation in urban transit; and Waterborne access to Gateway National Recreation Area and other waterfront recreation areas by passenger barge-tugboat combinations.

Miller, J.J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shock and vibration environments encountered during normal rail transportation of heavy cargo  

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This study was conducted to obtain vibration and superimposed shock data during normal rail shipment of heavy cargo. The data were obtained during a regularly scheduled rail shipment of a 45-tonne (50-ton) cargo which consisted of an empty spent-fuel container, its supporting structure, and associated hoisting devices. The shipment was made over rail lines which are operated by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company between Denver, Colorado and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The instrumented rail car was equipped with 0.38-m (15-in.) hydraulic end-of-car coupling devices. The 99 percentile levels of vibration acceleration amplitudes and single degree-of-freedom superimposed shock response spectra for the longitudinal, transverse, and vertical axes are presented.

Magnuson, C.F.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smelting Technology and Final Product Quality of Steel Rails Used ...  

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Baotou Steel (Group) Corp. is one of the important production bases for steel rails in China. In order to meet the development of railway transportation, steel rails ...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Group Topic Groups Rail Archived Documents ARCHIVED DOCUMENTS Inspections Summary Matrix TEC Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison Regulatory Summary Matrix More...

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Light Rail System Safety Improvements Using ITS Technologies  

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Rail Grade Crossings. National Cooperative Highway ResearchRail Protection Audible Warning Effectiveness. Proceedings, Australian Road ResearchRail Accidents in Europe and North America. Transport and Road Research

Chira-chavala, Ted; Coifman, Ben; Empey, Dan; Hansen, Mark; Lechner, Ed; Porter, Chris

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan  

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2010 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan Minnesota Department of Transportation #12;·! First Statewide Comprehensive Rail Plan for MN ·! Commissioned by 2008 Legislature) Other Freight Lines #12;Intercity Passenger Rail ·! Conventional Passenger Rail ­! Shares freight rail

Minnesota, University of

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Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings: Cost-Effective Improvements to Increase Driver Safety at Public At-Grade Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

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Light Rail Safety Issues, Transportation Research Record.Rail Grade Crossings in the United States, July 2000–July 2001, Transportation Researchroad-rail crossings in Victoria. Journal of Safety Research

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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rail regulatory matrix  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail and Highway Regulations Relative to the Transportation of Radioactive Materials AND Their Applicability to States, Tribes, Shippers, and Carriers SUBJECT AREA RAIL HIGHWAY STATE APPLICABILITY TRIBAL APPLICABILITY 1,2 SHIPPER 3 /CARRIER RESPONSIBILITY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Packaging 10 CFR 71 10 CFR 71 Shipper, Carrier 10 CFR 71-Establishes requirements for packaging, preparation for shipment, and transportation of licensed material; as well as procedures for NRC approval of said activities 49 CFR 173, sub. I 49 CFR 173, sub I Shipper, Carrier 49 CFR 173, sub I-Sets forth requirements for the packaging and transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials. 49 CFR 174 4 4 Shipper, Carrier 49 CFR 174-Requirements applicable to acceptance and transport of radioactive materials packages by rail.

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1 Copyright 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME/ASCE/IEEE 2013 Joint Rail Conference  

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in rail related fields led to a decades long neglect of rail transportation and engineering education with a growing interest in rail passenger transportation is creating a strong demand for graduates with rail brings university professors together to learn the basics of rail transportation and railway civil

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Fleet servicing facilities for servicing, maintaining, and testing rail and truck radioactive waste transport systems: functional requirements, technical design concepts and options cost estimates and comparisons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a resource document which examines feasibility design concepts and feasibility studies of a Fleet Servicing Facility (FSF). Such a facility is intended to be used for routine servicing, preventive maintenance, and for performing requalification license compliance tests and inspections, minor repairs, and decontamination of both the transportation casks and their associated rail cars or tractor-trailers. None of the United States' waste handling plants presently receiving radioactive wastes have an on-site FSF, nor is there an existing third party facility providing these services. This situation has caused the General Accounting Office to express concern regarding the quality of waste transport system maintenance once the system is placed into service. Thus, a need is indicated for FSF's, or their equivalent, at various radioactive materials receiving sites. In this report, three forms of FSF's solely for spent fuel transport systems were examined: independent, integrated, and colocated. The independent concept was already the subject of a detailed report and is extensively referenced in this document so that capital cost comparisons of the three concepts could be made. These facilities probably could service high-level, intermediate-level, low-level, or other waste transportation systems with minor modification, but this study did not include any system other than spent fuel. Both the Integrated and Colocated concepts were assumed to be associated with some radioactive materials handling facility such as an AFR repository.

Watson, C.D.; Hudson, B.J.; Keith, D.A.; Preston, M.K. Jr.; McCreery, P.N.; Knox, W.; Easterling, E.M.; Lamprey, A.S.; Wiedemann, G.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORNL RAIL BARGE DB  

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The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Rail and Barge Network Database is a representation of the rail and barge system of the United States. The network is derived from the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) rail database. The database consists of 96 subnetworks. Each of the subnetworks represent an individual railroad, a waterway system, or a composite group of small railroads. Two subnetworks represent waterways; one being barge/intercoastal, and the other coastal merchant marine with access through the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence Seaway, Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Panama Canal, and Pacific Coast. Two other subnetworks represent small shortline railroads and terminal railroad operations. One subnetwork is maintained for the representation of Amtrak operations. The remaining 91 subnetworks represent individual or corporate groups of railroads. Coordinate locations are included as part of the database. The rail portion of the database is similar to the original FRA rail network. The waterway coordinates are greatly enhanced in the current release. Inland waterway representation was extracted from the 1:2,000,000 United States Geological Survey data. An important aspect of the database is the transfer file. This file identifies where two railroads interline traffic between their systems. Also included are locations where rail/waterway intermodal transfers could occur. Other files in the database include a translation table between Association of American Railroad (AAR) codes to the 96 subnetworks in the database, a list of names of the 96 subnetworks, and a file of names for a large proportion of the nodes in the network.

Johnson, P. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International rail freight transportation in south Texas: Decreasing fuel consumption, roadway damage, and hazardous materials movement on Texas roadways. Research report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objectives of the research were to examine impediments to the greater use of rail in the transport of freight, and to document projected reductions in congestion, roadway damage, hazards, and energy usage resulting from such a modal shift. In pursuing these objectives, an examination was made of the roles that are performed by decision-making agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. The findings of this examination are discussed in terms of how these roles interfere with the adoption of increased use of intermodal transportation. Additionally, the logistics associated with cross-border freight transportation are described, documenting the institutional and governmental inefficiencies hindering smooth flow of trade across the border. The balance of the research concerns itself with the potential of rail transportation to mitigate the negative impacts associated with truck transportation.

Roop, S.S.; Dickinson, R.W.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation in the Balance: A Comparative Analysis of Costs, User Revenues, and Subsidies for Highway, Air, and High Speed Rail Systems  

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1994. Vaca, Erin. Intercity Rail Ridership Forecasting andImplementation of High-Speed Rail in California. UniversityOffice. Intercity Passenger Rail: Financial and Operating

Chan, Evelyn; Kanafani, Adib; Canetti, Thomas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Experience of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a Transport System and Regional Development from a Global Perspective  

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from the High-speed Rail, Korea Research Institute for Humanof High-Speed Rail, Korea Research Institute for Humanhigh-speed rail (Korea Railway Research Institute) Improving

Shin, Dong-Chun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corresponding author Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution  

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Mediavilla 4 Rail Transportation and Engineering Center ­ RailTEC 2 Department of Civil and Environmental loads and cumulative freight tonnages, as well as increased interest in high speed passenger rail1 Corresponding author Measuring Concrete Crosstie Rail Seat Pressure Distribution with Matrix

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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The Future (and Current) State of Rail in Illinois  

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routes in Illinois · CREATE freight project ­ and its relationship to High Speed Rail · Q&A #12;Midwest and Transportation Efficiency" · 70 rail and highway/rail grade separation projects · Main goals: ­ RedThe Future (and Current) State of Rail in Illinois Northwestern University April 29, 2011 #12

Bustamante, Fabián E.

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air  

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The Social Costs of Intercity Passenger Transportation: AEffects and Social Costs of Road Transport, TransportationTransportation Research Center, Knoxville, TN [Delucchi 1997] Delucchi, M. , The Annualized Social Cost

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Access to Yucca Mountain: Critical Issues  

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The proposed Yucca Mountain repository site currently lacks rail access. The nearest mainline railroad is almost 100 miles away. Absence of rail access could result in many thousands of truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. Direct rail access to the repository could significantly reduce the number of truck shipments and total shipments. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified five potential rail access corridors, ranging in length from 98 miles to 323 miles, in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Yucca Mountain. The FEIS also considers an alternative to rail spur construction, heavy-haul truck (HHT) delivery of rail casks from one of three potential intermodal transfer stations. The authors examine the feasibility and cost of the five rail corridors, and DOE's alternative proposal for HHT transport. The authors also address the potential for rail shipments through the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Halstead, R. J.; Dilger, F.; Moore, R. C.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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rail inspections matrix  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES COMPARISON OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY ALLIANCE RECOMMENDED NATIONAL PROCEDURES AND OUT-OF-SERVICE CRITERIA FOR THE ENHANCED SAFETY INSPECTION OF COMERCIAL HIGHWAY VEHICLES TRANSPORTING TRANSURANICS, SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, AND HIGH LEVEL WASTE TO RAIL INSPECTION STANDARDS -TEC-WG, RAIL TOPIC GROUP 1 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Requirement Applicable Federal Regulation (All 49CFR unless otherwise noted) AAR Rule or Standard Applicable Industry / Regulatory Initiatives / Recommended Practices 1.0 GENERAL 215-RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR SAFETY STANDARDS 221-REAR END MARKING DEVICE-PASSENGER, COMMUTER AND FREIGHT TRAINS 223-SAFETY GLAZING STANDARDS-LOCOMOTIVES, PASSENGER CARS AND CABOOSES 229-RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE

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Applying Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings  

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Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Transportation Research Board,California Research Bureau,” the commission’s rail crossingRail Grade Crossing Incidents from 1994 to 200.3 Research

Cooper, Douglas L; Ragland, David R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Light and Commuter Rail Transit on Land Prices: Experiences in San Diego County  

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While this research did not prove that rail investmentsof Rail Transit Accessibility. ” Transportation ResearchRail Plans on Land Values in Station Areas. ” Journal of Planning Education and Research,

Cervero, Robert

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emissions of Criteria Pollutants, Toxic Air Pollutants, and Greenhouse Gases, From the Use of Alternative Transportation Modes and Fuels  

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Commuter Rail," Transportation Research Record 1520: 53-62 (and Rail Transit, Transportation Research Department,Rail as an Environmental Solution: Setting the Agenda,” Transportation Research-

Delucchi, Mark

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The climate impacts of high-speed rail and air transportation : a global comparative analysis  

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Growing concerns about the energy use and climate impacts of the transportation sector have prompted policymakers to consider a variety of options to meet the future mobility needs of the world's population, while ...

Clewlow, Regina Ruby Lee

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air v.2  

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J,N,AE,AO Tracks & Stations Rail Trains N N,X,AO F,H,J,N,P,Modern Tramway and Light Rail Transit, V47, N563, p373,2005. [FTA 2006] U.S. Non-Rail Vehicle Market Viability

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent Experience of and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of a Transport System and Regional Development from a Global Perspective  

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and Prospects for High-Speed Rail in Korea: Implications of6 I.3. High-Speed RailOperating High-Speed Rail .. 22 VI. Impact on Regional

Shin, Dong-Chun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Rail TG Summary_Kansas City  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 31-February 1, 2007 January 31-February 1, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Rail Topic Group Mr. Thrower (OCRWM/OLM) introduced Mr. Blackwell (FRA), who gave a presentation on the DOT Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) HM 232E that was initially published December 21, 2006. The rulemaking requires rail carriers who transport carloads of more than 5 thousand pounds of 11, 12, or 13 explosives, bulk hazardous materials (TIH/PH), including (HRCQ RAM) radiological materials to: * Collect annual data on routes to be used to transport these materials; * Use data to analyze the safety and security risks of each route and the "next most commercially practicable route" considering no less than the minimum of 27 risk factors and choosing the safest and most secure routes. (It was noted that the 27 risk factors are

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Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Agency/Company /Organization: International Union of Railways Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Baseline projection, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Technical report Website: www.uic.org/etf/publication/publication-detail.php?code_pub=515 Cost: Free Language: English Keeping Climate Change Solutions on Track: The Role of Rail Screenshot References: UIOR[1] "Transport brings enormous benefits to society through access and mobility, but it also has many external costs, including its contribution to climate change. Transport has a key role to play within solutions to climate change

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Addressing Inappropriate Driver Behavior at Rail-Highway Crossings  

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Rail Grade Crossings in the United States. July 2000–July 2001, Transportation ResearchRail- Highway Grade Crossings: A Signal Detection Theory Analysis. In: Safety of Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings, Research

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Rail Alignment Environmental Impact Statement: An Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On July 23,2002, the President of the United States signed into law a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating the Yucca Mountain site in Nye County, Nevada, for development as a geologic repository for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. If the US. Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorizes construction of the repository and receipt and possession of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive at Yucca Mountain, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would be responsible for transporting these materials to the Yucca Mountain repository as part of its obligation under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Part of the site recommendation decision included the analysis of a nation-wide shipping campaign to the proposed repository site. The ''Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (February 2002) (Repository EIS) evaluated the potential impacts of the transportation of 70,000 Metric Tons of Heavy Metal spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste from 77 locations around the nation to the potential repository in Nevada over a 24 year shipping campaign. In the Repository EIS, DOE identified mostly rail as its preferred mode of transportation, both nationally and in the State of Nevada. In December 2003, based on public comments and the environmental analyses in the Repository EIS, DOE identified a preference for the Caliente rail corridor in Nevada. On April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on the Mode of Transportation and Nevada Rail Corridor for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. In this ROD, the DOE announced that it had decided to select the mostly rail scenario analyzed in the Repository EIS as the transportation mode both on a national basis and in the State of Nevada. Under the mostly rail scenario, the DOE would rely on a combination of rail, truck and possibly barge to transport to the repository site at Yucca Mountain up to 70,000 MTHM of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, with most of the spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste being transported by rail. This will ultimately require construction of a rail line in Nevada to the repository. In addition, the DOE has decided to select the Caliente rail corridor in which to examine potential alignments within which to construct that rail line. A corridor is a strip of land, approximately 400 meters (0.25 miles) wide, that encompasses one of several possible routes through which DOE could build a rail line. An alignment is the specific location of a rail line in a corridor, and would likely be 60 meters [200 feet] or less in width. Also on April 8, 2004, DOE issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Alignment, Construction, and Operation of a Rail Line to a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV. In the Notice of Intent, the Department announced its intent to prepare a Rail Alignment EIS to assist in selecting a possible alignment for construction of a rail line that would connect the repository at Yucca Mountain to an existing main rail line in Nevada. The Rail Alignment EIS also would consider the potential construction and operation of a rail-to-truck intermodal transfer facility, proposed to be located at the confluence of an existing mainline railroad and a highway, to support legal-weight truck transportation until the rail system is fully operational. This corridor is approximately 513 kilometers (319 miles) long and would cost an estimated $880 million (2001 dollars). Should DOE decide to build the Caliente corridor, it may be the longest rail line built in the United States since the Transcontinental Railroad was constructed in 1869. Some of the challenges in building this rail corridor are steep grades (the corridor crosses over 7 mountain ranges), isolated terrain, possible tunnels, and stakeholder acceptance.

R. Sweeney

2005-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Status and Potential Impacts Regarding the Proposed Development of a Rail Line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository  

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This paper provides a description of the current status regarding the proposed development of a rail line to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nye County, Southern Nevada, which includes potential impacts analyzed during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and the subsequent creation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the rail line. Potential impacts are addressed within the context of impacts to natural and human environmental resources found within the geographic area of the proposed federal project. Potential impacts to these resources have been fully analyzed in the Rail Alignment Draft EIS (DEIS). This paper includes a summary of the potential impacts analyzed in the DEIS. Examples of potential impacts include land use conflicts, air quality, water use, and impacts to biological and cultural resources, among others. In conclusion: Based on its obligations under the NWPA and its decision to select the mostly rail scenario for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, DOE needs to ship these materials by rail in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. DOE prepared the Rail Alignment EIS to provide the background, data, information, and analyses to help decision makers and the public understand the potential environmental impacts that could result from constructing and operating a railroad for shipment of spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other materials from an existing rail line in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain. This railroad would consist of a rail line, railroad operations support facilities, and other related infrastructure. DOE will use the Rail Alignment EIS to decide whether to construct and operate the proposed railroad, and if so, to: - Select a rail alignment (Caliente rail alignment or Mina rail alignment) in which to construct the railroad; - Select the common segments and alternative segments within either a Caliente rail alignment or a Mina rail alignment. The Department would use the selected common segments and alternative segments to identify the public lands to be included in right-of-way applications; - Decide where to construct proposed railroad operations support facilities; - Decide whether to restrict use of the rail line to DOE trains, or whether to allow commercial shippers to operate over the rail line; and - Determine what mitigation measures to implement. (authors)

Lanthrum, G. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States); Gunnerson, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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158 HYDRAULIC PERFORMANCE OF BRIDGE RAILS  

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This research program addresses issues associated with the hydraulic effects of bridge rails on floodwater levels upstream of bridge structures. The hydraulics of bridge rails and traffic barrier systems are not well understood, especially with regard to rail/barrier systems in series and the submergence of structures. The hydraulics of bridge rails is an important issue for TxDOT bridge rehabilitation projects with potentially significant cost implications. This research project is designed to address issues associated with the hydraulic performance of bridge rails and traffic barriers, and to provide guidance on how different rail/barrier systems can be included in floodplain hydraulics models. 17. Key Words Hydraulics, bridge rails, floodplain, Weir equations,

All J. Charbeneau; On Klenzendorf; Michael E. Barrett; Randall J. Charbeneau; Brandon Klenzendorf; Michael E. Barrett

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RailReady.pub  

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does RailReady work? The backbone of RailReady is an integrated set of diverse and critical data layers, and a set of analytical capabilities driven by the data. RailReady...

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces.

Cowan, Jr., Maynard (1107 Stagecoach Rd. SE., Albuquerque, NM 87123); Marder, Barry M. (1412 Pinnacle View Dr. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87123)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented rail linear induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The motor further includes a carriage including at least one pair of opposed coils fastened to the carriage for moving the carriage. A power source applies an electric current to the coils to induce currents in the conductive surfaces to repel the coils from adjacent edges of the conductive surfaces. 6 figs.

Cowan, M. Jr.; Marder, B.M.

1996-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the Mechanics of Rail Seat Deterioration (RSD) and Methods to Improve the Abrasion Resistance of Concrete Sleeper Rail Seats  

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. Dersch, David A. Lange and Christopher P.L. Barkan Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (Rail in gross rail loads and cumulative freight tonnages on heavy haul railways, as well as increased interest. These improved designs are especially critical on joint heavy-haul freight and high-speed passenger rail

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Building bus rapid transit into the existing public transit system : competition and integration of BRT and the Urban Rail Transit in cities in China  

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BRT is a new type of bus transit with high speed and capacity. With its advantages and benefits, BRT is getting popular in the world, including China. Since BRT and urban rail transit (URT) are both rapid public transports, ...

Zhan, Yun, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chicago's CREATE Rail Program: A Successful Public-Private Partnership  

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and the US Department of Transportation. The project will reduce rail travel times and improve freight, Canada May 30 to June 2, 2010 #12;ABSTRACT Roughly one-third of all rail freight in the United States between the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, private freight railroads, Amtrak, Metra Commuter Rail

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Mixing Fast Trains on Freight Rail Corridors presented by  

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Mixing Fast Trains on Freight Rail Corridors presented by: Minnesota Department of Transportation principles · Why existing freight rail corridors · Challenges · Opportunities · Wrap-up #12;Phase I Projects (2010-2030) Phase II Projects (Future Expansion) Other Freight Lines 2009 Rail Plan (speeds up to 110

Minnesota, University of

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Microsoft Word - Rail Topic Group Conference Call Summary_May 17-2004rev-2 .doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Department of Energy Department of Energy Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) Rail Topic Group Conference Call Monday, May 17, 2004 Summary: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) Rail Topic Group held a conference call on Monday, May 17, 2004. Steven Hamp, DOE- National Transportation Program - Albuquerque, led the discussion. Other participants included Kevin Blackwell (Federal Railroad Administration, Peter Bolton (Booz-Allen and Hamilton), Robert Fronczak (American Association of Railroads), Roger Mulder (Texas Energy Conservation Office), Ken Niles (Western Interstate Energy Board), Ellen Ott (DOE-Office of General Council), Phillip Paull (Council of State Governments-Eastern Regional Conference),

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Comprehensive Evaluation of Rail Transit Benefits  

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This report evaluates rail transit benefits based on a comprehensive analysis of urban transportation system performance in major U.S. cities. It discusses best practices for evaluating transit benefits. It finds that cities with larger, well-established rail systems have significantly higher per capita transit ridership, lower average per capita vehicle ownership and mileage, less traffic congestion, lower traffic death rates and lower consumer transportation expenditures than otherwise comparable cities. This indicates that rail transit systems can provide a variety of economic, social and environmental benefits, and benefits tend to increase as a system expands and matures. This analysis indicates that rail investments can be a cost effective way to improve urban transport. Parking, vehicle and congestion cost savings from rail transit are estimated to exceed total U.S. public transit subsidies. It critiques Great Rail Disasters (O’Toole, 2004), a report which argued that rail transit systems fail to achieve their objectives and are not cost effective. It finds that many claims in Great Rail Disasters are inaccurate, based on

Todd Litman; Todd Alexander Litman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRB rail loadings shatter record  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rail transport of coal in the Powder River Basin has expanded, with a record 2,197 trains loaded in a month. Arch Coal's Thunder basin mining complex has expanded by literally bridging the joint line railway. The dry fork mine has also celebrated its safety achievements. 4 photos.

Buchsbaum, L.

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation and its Infrastructure  

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propulsion system Recent research on rail propulsion hasRail in England and France. Swedish National Road and Transport ResearchResearch Laboratory guide (2004) contained international evidence of diversion rates from car to new urban rail

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic methods for rail inspection  

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Impedance Measurements in Rail Steel,” Materials Evaluation,Guided Wave System for Rail Inspection: An Update,” JournalWave-based Monitoring of Rail Head: Laboratory and Field

Phillips, Robert Ronald

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying and Prioritizing Shared Rail Corridor Technical Challenges Brennan M. Caughron, M. Rapik Saat, Christopher P.L. Barkan  

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and effectively accommodate new passenger service while sustaining ongoing rail freight transportation efficiency. Rapik Saat, Christopher P.L. Barkan Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC), University and efficient passenger and freight service. Track structure and maintenance, rail line capacity, rolling stock

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Waste to Yucca Mountain: The Next Step in Nevada  

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In the U.S. Department of Energy's ''Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada,'' the Department states that certain broad transportation-related decisions can be made. These include the choice of a mode of transportation nationally (mostly legal-weight truck or mostly rail) and in Nevada (mostly rail, mostly legal-weight truck, or mostly heavy-haul truck with use of an associated intermodal transfer station), as well as the choice among alternative rail corridors or heavy-haul truck routes with use of an associated intermodal transfer station in Nevada. Although a rail line does not service the Yucca Mountain site, the Department has identified mostly rail as its preferred mode of transportation, both nationally and in the State of Nevada. If mostly rail is selected for Nevada, the Department would then identify a preference for one of the rail corridors in consultation with affected stakeholders, particularly the State of Nevada. DOE would then select the rail corridor and initiate a process to select a specific rail alignment within the corridor for the construction of a rail line. Five proposed rail corridors were analyzed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. The assessment considered the impacts of constructing a branch rail line in the five 400-meter (0.25mile) wide corridors. Each corridor connects the Yucca Mountain site with an existing mainline railroad in Nevada.

Sweeney, Robin L,; Lechel, David J.

2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

102

On the Flexible Connection of Rigid Double-Rail Track  

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To facilitate the loading and discharging of rolling stocks for train ferries, a new type of flexible double-rail track was recently invented. The geometric relationship of bending parameters of the flexible track is studied theoretically. The formulation ... Keywords: Flexible connection, Rail transport, Railway, Intermodal transport, Train ferry

Xie Xinlian; Li Meng; Liu Shiyong; Wang Shaocheng

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Time Again for Rail?  

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ra H i g h - S p e e d Rail Service in t h e San Francisco/for the network. High-speed rail should be able to provide aa m o r u Taniguchi, "High-Speed Rail in Japan: A Review and

Hall, Peter

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed rail commuting in the United States : a case study in California  

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High-speed rail (HSR) is primarily for intermediate distance intercity passenger travel. The concept of high-speed rail commuting is to provide short distance commuting transportation service on dedicated HSR, by sharing ...

Kasuya, Shuichi, 1972-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Transportation Planning, Route Selection...  

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Office of Nuclear Energy Transportation Planning, Route Selection, and Rail Issues DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Transportation Planning, Route Selection, and Rail Issues...

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An analytical study of rail grinding optimization for rail-head fatigue defect prevention  

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Over the last two decades, the railroad industry has experienced a significant increase in heavy axle loads acting on railroad rails. In addition, railroad operations have been consolidated resulting in the elimination of redundant routes and increased train traffic on the remaining routes. These changes in railroad industry practice have caused an increase in the rate of occurrence of rail head fatigue defects, one potential cause of train derailment. The primary form of maintenance employed by the individual railroads to combat the formation of fatigue defects is rail grinding. Current rail grinding practices involve removal of surface defects and reshaping worn rail, but they do not involve grinding as a means to mitigate internal fatigue damage. In this study, a model for optimizing a grinding schedule which will prevent the formation of internal fatigue defects is proposed. The model includes a statistical representation of wheel loads, a rail head stress analysis, a rail head fatigue analysis, and optimization of a grinding schedule via mathematical programming. Results from using this model indicate that rail grinding might be performed in such a way as to double the useful service life of railroad rail.

Jones, Scott Laurence

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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California high speed rail proposal: “High speed rail and wildlife”  

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Wildlife and High Speed Rail C ALIFORNIA H IGH S PEED R AILLeavitt, California High Speed Rail Authority) Abstract TheCalifornia High Speed Rail (HSR) Proposal is in the initial

Wilkerson, Cynthia

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Safety Rail Routing Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing Presentation made by Kevin Blackwell for the NTSF annual meeting held from May 14-16,...

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Radial arm strike rail  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The radial arm strike rail assembly is a system for measurement of bearings, directions, and stereophotography for geologic mapping, particularly where magnetic compasses are not appropriate. The radial arm, pivoting around a shaft axis, provides a reference direction determination for geologic mapping and bearing or direction determination. The centerable and levelable pedestal provide a base for the radial arm strike rail and the telescoping camera pedestal. The telescoping feature of the radial arm strike rail allows positioning the end of the rail for strike direction or bearing measurement with a goniometer.

McKeown, Mark H. (Golden, CO); Beason, Steven C. (Lakewood, CO)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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British Rail's InterCity 125 and 225  

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very advanced research on high-speed rail done mainly in theRail." Paper prepared for presentation at 1986 annual meeting of the Transportation Researchrail agency itself has to look after the trackwork. Although it is not the completein-house research/

Barnett, Roger

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps  

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Abstract: Railroads have had rail-to-rail components for years that were, in fact, nearly rail to rail. Op amps employ the same nearly rail-to-rail tradition. This application note discusses rail-to-rail op amps, and explains why some inputs and outputs can be less than, nearly, or slightly more than the power rails.

unknown authors

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecast and Analysis of the Effectiveness of Changsha Rail Transit Based on CA/GIS  

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The rail transit as a modern, fast, mass transit system plays an important role in the evolution of transportation system and urban spatial structure. Therefore, the quantitative study of the effectiveness of urban rail transit has an important significance. ... Keywords: cellular automata, GIS, effectiveness of rail transit, predict, Changsha city

Pei-juan Zhu; Huai-yu Tian; Hong Xiao; Huan-kai Yu

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH FREIGHT RAILROADS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DEVELOPMENT  

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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH FREIGHT RAILROADS CRITICAL TO SUPPORT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DEVELOPMENT Kyle Bardo "...if all we do is super-impose high speed passenger rail on existing freight networks everyone in transporta- tion to emphasize rail and water transportation a little bit more than it's been

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference April 15-18, 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA  

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of the world due to the prominence of rail freight transportation and shared infrastructure between heavy haul and cumulative freight tonnages, coupled with increased development of high speed passenger rail, is placingProceedings of the 2013 Joint Rail Conference JRC2013 April 15-18, 2013, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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1 Copyright 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME/ASCE/IEEE 2013 Joint Rail Conference  

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.L. Barkan. PhD University of Illinois Urbana, IL, USA ABSTRACT Long term demand for rail transportation demands for freight and passenger rail service, many of these single-track lines may need to be upgraded1 Copyright © 2013 by ASME Proceedings of the ASME/ASCE/IEEE 2013 Joint Rail Conference JRC2013

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air v.2  

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The Social Costs of Intercity Passenger Transportation: AEffects and Social Costs of Road Transport, TransportationTransportation Research Center, Knoxville, TN [Delucchi 1997] Delucchi, M. , The Annualized Social Cost

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

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The Social Costs of Intercity Passenger Transportation: AEffects and Social Costs of Road Transport, Transportationtransportation vehicles at specific stages in the lifecycle (Table 1). These studies tend to quantify social costs

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Profiles of Rail-Based Housing Projects in California  

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Sall. ]~gP~ Burtingame Pain Alto SanJose Rail-Rail-Rail- Rail- Rail- Based Surrounding Based Surrounding Based

Cervero, Robert; Menotti, Val

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation  

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Health Risks » Transportation Health Risks » Transportation DUF6 Health Risks line line Accidents Storage Conversion Manufacturing Disposal Transportation Transportation A discussion of health risks associated with transport of depleted UF6. Transport Regulations and Requirements In the future, it is likely that depleted uranium hexafluoride cylinders will be transported to a conversion facility. For example, it is currently anticipated that the cylinders at the ETTP Site in Oak Ridge, TN, will be transported to the Portsmouth Site, OH, for conversion. Uranium hexafluoride has been shipped safely in the United States for over 40 years by both truck and rail. Shipments of depleted UF6 would be made in accordance with all applicable transportation regulations. Shipment of depleted UF6 is regulated by the

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submitted to Transportation Quarterly corresponding author:  

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This study evaluates the full cost of three modes of intercity transportation: air, highway, and high speed rail for the California Corridor, connecting the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area in order to compare the economic implications of investment in, or expansion of, any of these three modes. In this study we include estimates of four types of external, social costs: accidents, congestion, noise, and air pollution. Based on the results, we find that the full cost of air transportation for the California Corridor ($0.1315 per passenger-kilometer traveled (pkt)) is significantly less costly than the other two modes. High speed rail and highway transportation have approximately the same full cost; rail costs $0.2350/pkt and highway costs $0.2302/pkt. However, the modes have a different distribution of internal and external costs, automobiles have the highest external costs while high speed rail has the highest internal costs.

David Levinson; Adib Kanafani; David Gillen; David Levinson

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Common Rail Injection System Development  

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The collaborative research program between the Department of energy and Electro-Motive Diesels, Inc. on the development of common rail fuel injection system for locomotive diesel engines that can meet US EPA Tier 2 exhaust emissions has been completed. This final report summarizes the objectives of the program, work scope, key accomplishments and research findings. The major objectives of this project encompassed identification of appropriate injection strategies by using advanced analytical tools, development of required prototype hardware/controls, investigations of fuel spray characteristics including cavitation phenomena, and validation of hareware using a single-cylinder research locomotive diesel engine. Major milestones included: (1) a detailed modeling study using advanced mathematical models - several various injection profiles that show simultaneous reduction of NOx and particulates on a four stroke-cycle locomotive diesel engine were identified; (2) development of new common rail fuel injection hardware capable of providing these injection profiles while meeting EMD engine and injection performance specifications. This hardware was developed together with EMD's current fuel injection component supplier. (3) Analysis of fuel spray characteristics. Fuel spray numerical studies and high speed photographic imaging analyses were performed. (4) Validation of new hardware and fuel injection profiles. EMD's single-cylinder research diesel engine located at Argonne National Laboratory was used to confirm emissions and performacne predictions. These analytical ane experimental investigations resulted in optimized fuel injection profiles and engine operating conditions that yield reductions in NOx emissions from 7.8 g/bhp-hr to 5.0 g/bhp-hr at full (rated) load. Additionally, hydrocarbon and particulate emissions were reduced considerably when compared to baseline Tier I levels. The most significant finding from the injection optimization process was a 2% to 3% improvement in fuel economy over EMD's traditional Tier I engine hardware configuration. the common rail fuel injection system enabled this added benefit by virtue of an inherent capability to provide multiple injections per power stroke at high fuel rail pressures. On the basis of the findings in this study, EMD concludes that the new electronically-controlled high-pressure common rail injection system has the potential to meet locomotive Tier 2 NOx and particulates emission standards without sacrificing the fuel economy. A number of areas to further improve the injection hardware and engine operating characteristics to further exploit the benefits of common rail injection system have also been identified.

Electro-Motive,

2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation Methods for Rail Transit Projects  

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Evaluation Methodsfor Rail Transit Projects Robert AEvaluation Methods for Rail Transit Projects Robert A.pie EVALUATION METHODS FOR RAIL TRANSIT PROJECTS ROBERT

Johnston, Robert A.; DeLuchi, Mark A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Old Rail Fences  

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Rail Fences Rail Fences Nature Bulletin No. 240-A October 15, 1966 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation OLD RAIL FENCES Between a hundred and a hundred fifty years ago, the early settlers came to the Middle West and began to chop out clearings in its vast and somber forests. To clear the trees and brush from a few acres of land and plant the first crops, among the stumps, required much hard labor. But wood was very necessary to these pioneers -- half-hunters, half- farmers. It furnished logs for their log cabins and barns; fuel for their fireplaces; material for furniture, implements and primitive tools. Logs were split into rails for building corn cribs, hog pens, sheds and, most important, for fencing their fields.

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Extended three-dimensional ADCIRC hydrodynamic model to include baroclinic flow and sediment transport  

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The objective of this research is to identify the circulation patterns of the water and sediment fluxes in coastal and estuarine zones, where the shoaling processes correlate with tide generating flow patterns. The research provides a better understanding of the characteristics of spatial and temporal variability of currents. An important deviation from previous research is the inclusion of the baroclinic term, which becomes very important in density driven flows. The understanding of this process provides a basis for determining how the water circulation three-dimensionally controls the hydrodynamics of the system and ultimately transports the suspended and soluble materials due to combined currents and waves. A three-dimensional circulation model is used to calculate the water circulation. The model is based on the three-dimensional (3D) version of Advanced Circulation (AD-CIRC) Hydrodynamic Model with extending the Sediment Transport module. The model is based on the finite element method on unstructured grids. The output of the hydrody-namic model is used to estimate spatial and temporal advections, dispersions and bottom shear stress for the erosion, suspension, deposition and transport of sediment. The model development includes extending the existing three-dimensional (3D) ADCIRC Model with (1) baroclinic forcing term and (2) transport module of suspended and soluble materials. The transport module covers the erosion, material suspension and deposition processes for both cohesive and non-cohesive type sediments. The inclusion of the baroclinic demonstrates the potential of over or underpredicting the total net transport of suspended cohesive sediment under influence of currents. The model provides less than 6% error of theoretical mass conservation for eroded, suspended and deposited sediment material. The inclusion of the baroclinic term in stratified water demonstrates the prevailing longshore sediment transport. It is shown that the model has an application to the transport of the cohesive sediments from the mouth of the Mississippi River along the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico towards and along the Texas coast. The model is also applicable to determine the design erosion thickness of a cap for isolating contaminated dredged material and to evaluate the appro-priate grain size of cap sediments to minimize the erosion.

Pandoe, Wahyu Widodo

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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sions (EC) directives have both legally and functionally separated rail operations from infrastructure ownership and management, the  

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Cooperation in Multicarrier, International Rail-Based Intermodal Freight Transport April Kuo, Elise Miller increases in rail freight traffic could be expected for new services coupled with various technological for the collaborative operation of international rail-based intermodal freight services by multiple carriers

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Multi-modal Transportation > Highway Transportation > Trucking > Railroad transportation > Public transit > Rural transportation > Rural transit > Freig pipeline transportation > Airport planning and development > Airport maintenance > Bicycle and pedestr  

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> Bridges > Bridge approaches > Bridge railings > Transportation corridors > Streambeds > Pipe Street > Manuals > Handbooks > Literature reviews > Specifications > Performance based specifications > Standards

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An Exact Solution Procedure for Determining the Optimal Dispatching Times for Complex Rail Networks  

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in an optimal way is an important research issue in rail freight transportation. In this paper, we propose a new train service in order to compete with alternative modes of freight transportation. To achieve this1 An Exact Solution Procedure for Determining the Optimal Dispatching Times for Complex Rail

Dessouky, Maged

128

Transportation  

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Oct 11, 2012 ... Preventing and Investigating Broken Rails in Today's Railroad Environment: Joseph Smak1; 1Amtrak Broken rails cause service disruptions in ...

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Microsoft Word - Summary of Rail Comparison for Topic Group 7-1-02.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7/1/2002 7/1/2002 1 Summary of the TEC Working Group Rail Topic Group report entitled "Transportation Safety WIPP-PIG Rail Comparison" In 1999, the Transportation External Coordination (TEC) Working Group developed a report entitled the "TEC/WG Transportation Safety Rail Comparison" to provide summary information to TEC participants concerning operational approaches, for rail transport in addressing a variety of transportation issues, objectives, approaches and procedures arising from the shipment of Department of Energy (DOE)-owned radioactive materials. This document resulted from numerous conference calls and face-to-face meetings involving participants in the group representing the rail industry, the regulatory community, federal managers, research groups, and

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Transportation R and D included in thermal and mechanical sciences program  

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Argonne National Laboratory is a multiprogram research and development laboratory operated by The University of Chicago for the US Department of Energy. At Argonne, applied research in thermal and mechanical sciences is performed within the Thermal and Mechanical Sciences Section of the Energy Technology Division. Current program areas include compact evaporators and condensers for the process and transportation industries, ice slurries for district cooling, advanced fluids for improved heat transfer and reduced pressure drop, flow-induced vibration and flow distribution in shell-and-tube heat exchangers, and dynamics and control of maglev systems. In general, the objective of the research is to extend the technology base in each of these areas and to facilitate its application in solving problems of importance to US industries and utilities. This is accomplished by developing validated design correlations and predictive methods. The staff of the Thermal and Mechanical Sciences Section have extensive experimental and analytical experience in heat transfer, multiphase flow, structural dynamics and control, fluid-structure interaction, transient flow and mixing, thermally driven flows, and flow visualization using ultra-high-speed video. Large, general-purpose test facilities and smaller, single-purpose test apparatuses are available for experiments and component design evaluation. A world-class capability in the study of flow-induced vibrations exists within the Section. Individual fact sheets, describing currently active research program areas, related facilities, and listing, as a contact, the principal investigator, are included.

NONE

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed Work Scope for the Rail Topic Group  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Proposed Task Plan for TEC Rail Topic Group Status: Active DOE Leads: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), Office of National Transportation, Jay Jones and Alex Thrower Start Date: September 22, 2005 Purpose: The purpose of the Transportation External Coordinating (TEC) Working Group's Rail Topic Group (RTG) is to provide stakeholder perspectives and feedback to the Office of National Transportation (ONT) in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) regarding topics of common interest concerning operating practices, logistical constraints, and other rail- related issues affecting the development and deployment of a safe, secure, and efficient system for transporting spent fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) to a

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Shipper Preferences Suggest Strong Mistrust of Rail: The First SP Carrier Choice Survey for the Quebec City -  

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increased mode share by rail as a way to reduce transportation emissions. To understand whether freight mode considered to reduce them in freight transportation is to increase the proportion of freight transported by rail rather than road. Evaluating the potential for government policy to be used to move more freight

Bierlaire, Michel

133

Next Generation Rail Supply Chain- Rail Forums  

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... Next Generation Equipment Committee Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP ... GE Transportation Motive Power Nippon Sharyo Siemens. ...

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A CMOS Voltage Comparator with Rail-to-Rail Input-Range  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple new continuous-time CMOS comparator circuit with rail-to-rail input common-mode range and rail-to-rail output is presented. This design uses parallel complementary decision paths to accommodate power-supply-valued inputs. The 2 decision results ... Keywords: CMOS continuous-time voltage comparator, rail-to-rail input range

Wei-Shang Chu; K. Wayne Current

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Getting back on track: The global rail revival  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This book focuses on arguements for reintroducing rail technologies in urban and suburban locations, stressing the importance of thinking in multimodal terms. Intermodal transport for freight and passengers provides options, flexibility, and uses each mode of transport to its best, most efficient, and economical advantage.

Lowe, M.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail Routing Criteria Selection  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

File name 1 File name 1 Rail Routing: Using Decision Analysis to Evaluate Objectives Ruth F. Weiner, Sandia National Laboratories Steven Hamp, U. S. Department of Energy April 22, 2004 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. TEC1 File name 2 Scoping the Problem * More than one rail route is available between any spent fuel site in the U. S. and Caliente, NV. * Routes differ in several parameters, like route length, track quality, urban areas transited, and so on. * Any particular route may not uniformly have more desirable parameters than another route; e.g. a shorter route may go through more urban centers.

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Reliability-based optimization of rail inspection  

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This thesis proposes a quantitative method to optimize inspection/repair intervention in rail defect management. Rail defect management is important for track maintenance, since rails are the most significant and basic ...

Kashima, Takashi, 1971-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of Potential Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration Mechanisms: Cavitation Erosion and Hydraulic Pressure Cracking  

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Investigation of Potential Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration Mechanisms: Cavitation Erosion and Hydraulic Pressure Cracking 10-2411 Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Submitted: November 15-2411 1 ABSTRACT Rail seat deterioration (RSD) is the most critical problem with concrete tie performance

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gary Petersen, Director of Transportation, General Mills 8th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium  

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the future of the freight industry--from trucking to rail, air, and marine transport--at the 8th Annual included the changing landscape of transportation, public- and private-sector views of the futureKEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gary Petersen, Director of Transportation, General Mills 8th Annual Freight

Minnesota, University of

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Sustainable expansion of rail networks through noise reduction Research by engineers at the University of Southampton into reducing railway noise has  

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environmentally-friendly than most forms of transport. However, new rail projects around the world are underSustainable expansion of rail networks through noise reduction Research by engineers used to expand rail networks in Europe and Australia while preserving the quality of life for people

Sóbester, András

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Agent-based Planning and Simulation of Combined Rail/Road Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea E. Rizzoli  

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Agent-based Planning and Simulation of Combined Rail/Road Transport Luca Maria Gambardella, Andrea. On the other hand, the growth of freight transport shows a rapidly increasing trend in the short and medium) among inland intermodal terminals is presented. The intermodal terminals are inter-connected by rail

Gambardella, Luca Maria

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC MODELING OF THE SOLAR WIND INCLUDING PICKUP PROTONS AND TURBULENCE TRANSPORT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To study the effects of interstellar pickup protons and turbulence on the structure and dynamics of the solar wind, we have developed a fully three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic solar wind model that treats interstellar pickup protons as a separate fluid and incorporates the transport of turbulence and turbulent heating. The governing system of equations combines the mean-field equations for the solar wind plasma, magnetic field, and pickup protons and the turbulence transport equations for the turbulent energy, normalized cross-helicity, and correlation length. The model equations account for photoionization of interstellar hydrogen atoms and their charge exchange with solar wind protons, energy transfer from pickup protons to solar wind protons, and plasma heating by turbulent dissipation. Separate mass and energy equations are used for the solar wind and pickup protons, though a single momentum equation is employed under the assumption that the pickup protons are comoving with the solar wind protons. We compute the global structure of the solar wind plasma, magnetic field, and turbulence in the region from 0.3 to 100 AU for a source magnetic dipole on the Sun tilted by 0 Degree-Sign -90 Degree-Sign and compare our results with Voyager 2 observations. The results computed with and without pickup protons are superposed to evaluate quantitatively the deceleration and heating effects of pickup protons, the overall compression of the magnetic field in the outer heliosphere caused by deceleration, and the weakening of corotating interaction regions by the thermal pressure of pickup protons.

Usmanov, Arcadi V.; Matthaeus, William H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States); Goldstein, Melvyn L., E-mail: arcadi.usmanov@nasa.gov [Code 673, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation in the Balance: A Comparative Analysis of Costs, User Revenues, and Subsidies for Highway, Air, and High Speed Rail Systems  

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transportation than air or HSR, but the opportunities to recover some of these social coststransportation modes in dollar cost per passenger kilometer traveled, some public subsidy is justified on the basis of lower social costs,transportation modes in dollar cost per passenger kilometer traveled, some public subsidy is justified on the basis of lower social costs,

Chan, Evelyn; Kanafani, Adib; Canetti, Thomas

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Truck and rail charges for shipping spent fuel and nuclear waste  

SciTech Connect

The Pacific Northwest Laboratory developed techniques for calculating estimates of nuclear-waste shipping costs and compiled a listing of representative data that facilitate incorporation of reference shipping costs into varius logistics analyses. The formulas that were developed can be used to estimate costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel or nuclear waste by either legal-weight truck or general-freight rail. The basic data for this study were obtained from tariffs of a truck carrier licensed to serve the 48 contiguous states and from various rail freight tariff guides. Also, current transportation regulations as issued by the US Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were investigated. The costs that will be incurred for shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear waste, as addressed by the tariff guides, are based on a complex set of conditions involving the shipment origin, route, destination, weight, size, and volume and the frequency of shipments, existing competition, and the length of contracts. While the complexity of these conditions is an important factor in arriving at a ''correct'' cost, deregulation of the transportation industry means that costs are much more subject to negotiation and, thus, the actual fee that will be charged will not be determined until a shipping contract is actually signed. This study is designed to provide the baseline data necessary for making comparisons of the estimated costs of shipping spent fuel and/or nuclear wastes by truck and rail transportation modes. The scope of the work presented in this document is limited to the costs incurred for shipping, and does not include packaging, cask purchase/lease costs, or local fees placed on shipments of radioactive materials.

McNair, G.W.; Cole, B.M.; Cross, R.E.; Votaw, E.F.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup Rail Planning Timeline Benchmarking Project: AREVA Trip...

146

Median Light Rail Crossing: Accident Causation And Countermeasures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Integration of Light Rail Transit Into City Streets. TCRPInfluencing Safety at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. InK. , W. Hucke and W. Berg. Rail Highway Crossing Accident

Coifman, Benjamin; Bertini, Robert L.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Rail Access Modes and Catchment Areas for the BART System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

parking supplies), ridership (e.g. , rail modalsplits), andbuses, cable cars, light rail transit, trams,andferryresidents in the area commute rail in large part becausemany

Cervero, Robert; Round, Alfred; Goldman, Todd; Wu, Kang-Li

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Rail Access Modes and Catchment Areas for the BART System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

parking supplies), ridership (e.g. , rail modal splits), andof California at Berkeley Rail Access Modes and CatchmentHypothesized Distributions of Rail Station Access Modes as a

Cervero, Robert

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

housing near rail stations, research on self-selection canrail or commuter rail station. Research can also help informfor rail transit to reach their workplaces. This research

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

housing near rail stations, research on self-selection canrail or commuter rail station. Research can also help informfor rail transit to reach their workplaces. This research

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives ...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives...

152

Rail Crossings: A Strategy to Select Countermeasure Improvements for Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Photo Enforcement at Highway–Rail Grade Crossings in theH. Lambert. Audit of the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing SafetyE. H. Summary of the DOT Rail-Highway Crossing Resource

Cooper, Douglas L.; MacLeod, Kara E.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Rail Transit Investments, Real Estate Values, and Land Use Change: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

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Paswell, Robert E. 1983. "Rail Transit Investment and CBDCervero, Robert. 1993. "Rail Transit and Jsmt Development.Assessing the hpacts of Urban Rail Transit: on Local Real

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Huang, William; Zhang, Ming

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Rail Transit Investments, Real Estate Values, and Land Use Change: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cervero, Robert. 1993. "Rail Transit and Joint Development:the Vancouver Advanced Light Rail Transit System on Single-Strathman. 1993. Light Rail Transit Stations and Property

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Huang, William; Zhang, Ming; Fukuji, Bruce

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Rail Transit Investments, Real Estate Values, and Land Use Change: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

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findings of this research: Proximity to rail mass transit isunderlying this research is whether urban rail transitunderlying this research is whether urban rail transit

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Huang, William; Zhang, Ming; Fukuji, Bruce

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Composite armor, armor system and vehicle including armor system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Composite armor panels are disclosed. Each panel comprises a plurality of functional layers comprising at least an outermost layer, an intermediate layer and a base layer. An armor system incorporating armor panels is also disclosed. Armor panels are mounted on carriages movably secured to adjacent rails of a rail system. Each panel may be moved on its associated rail and into partially overlapping relationship with another panel on an adjacent rail for protection against incoming ordnance from various directions. The rail system may be configured as at least a part of a ring, and be disposed about a hatch on a vehicle. Vehicles including an armor system are also disclosed.

Chu, Henry S.; Jones, Warren F.; Lacy, Jeffrey M.; Thinnes, Gary L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Railroad system of Texas: A component of the state and national transportation infrastructure. Research report, September 1996--November 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Railroads continue to play an important role in the Texas transportation system. This study addresses the potential for implementing a rail planning process in the Texas Department of Transportation. The study is documented in three reports, produced in coordinated and parallel efforts by the Center for Transportation Research and the Texas Transportation Institute. This report documents the work performed by TTI, whereby a rail planning framework is presented which formalizes the planning process and presents the key elements as a series of discrete and logical steps. These steps may be used to guide TxDOT in the formation of goals, identification of issues and affected parties, selection of appropriate analytical methodologies, location of data sources, and implementation of results. The report also presents an in-depth discussion of several key issues facing transportation agencies. These include rail line abandonment, intermodal service planning, and urban rail rationalization. A discussion of the Texas rail system covers the Class 1 railroads, shortline railroads, Amtrak, and the Mexican rail system.

Roop, S.S.; Warner, J.E.; Rosa, D.; Dickinson, R.W.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Task: Identify Shortline Railroads Serving Nuclear Power Plants Establish Contact Information with Railroads Officials Field Review of each Railroad's Physical and Operational Infrastructure Facilitate Upgrades to Meet Safe Acceptable Standards Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel More Documents & Publications TEC Meeting Summaries - February 2008 Presentations TEC Meeting Summaries - July 2007 Presentations TEC Meeting Summaries - September 2006

159

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31,...

160

Transportation technology at Sandia  

SciTech Connect

Industrial and military activities in the US produce large amounts of hazardous mixed waste, which includes both radioactive and toxic substances. The already overburdened environment is faced with the task of safely disposing of these complex wastes. A very important aspect of this effort is the safe and economical transportation of radioactive and toxic chemical wastes to projected repositories. Movement of wastes to the repository sites is accomplished by a combination of truck, rail, ship, and air. The DOE directs transportation activities including cask development technology for use in single or multimode transport. Sandia National Laboratories` Transportation Technology programs provide the technology and know-how to support DOE in achieving safe, efficient, and economical packaging and transportation of nuclear and other hazardous waste materials. This brochure describes the Transportation Technology programs and the specialized techniques and capabilities they offer to prospective users.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Turbine blade squealer tip rail with fence members  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A turbine blade includes an airfoil, a blade tip section, a squealer tip rail, and a plurality of chordally spaced fence members. The blade tip section includes a blade tip floor located at an end of the airfoil distal from the root. The blade tip floor includes a pressure side and a suction side joined together at chordally spaced apart leading and trailing edges of the airfoil. The squealer tip rail extends radially outwardly from the blade tip floor adjacent to the suction side and extends from a first location adjacent to the airfoil trailing edge to a second location adjacent to the airfoil leading edge. The fence members are located between the airfoil leading and trailing edges and extend radially outwardly from the blade tip floor and axially from the squealer tip rail toward the pressure side.

Little, David A

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

162

Estimating flow times for containerized imports from Asia to the United States through the Western rail network  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

terminal Intemodal freight transport Containerized import Queuing a b s t r a c t Queuing models for estimating transit times through large, general freight rail networks. 1366-5545/$ - see front matter Ã? 2011 rail network Robert C. Leachman a, , Payman Jula b a Department of Industrial Engineering

California at Berkeley, University of

163

All aboard for high-speed rail  

SciTech Connect

A sleek, bullet-nosed train whizzing across the countryside is a fairly common sight in many nations. Since the Train a Grande Vitesse (TGV)--the record-setting ``train with great speed``--was introduced in France in 1981, Germany, Japan, and other countries have joined the high-speed club. In addition, the Eurostar passenger train, which travels between Great Britain and France through the Channel Tunnel, can move at 186 miles per hour once it reaches French tracks. Despite the technology`s growth elsewhere, rapid rail travel has not been seen on US shores beyond a few test runs by various manufacturers. Before the end of the century, however, American train spotters will finally be able to see some very fast trains here too. In March, Washington, DC-based Amtrak announced the purchase of 18 American Flyer high-speed train sets for the Northeast Corridor, which stretches from Boston through new York to the nation`s capital. Furthermore, Florida will get its own system by 2004, and other states are now taking a look at the technology. The American Flyer--designed by Montreal-based Bombardier and TGV manufacturer GEC Alsthom Transport in Paris--should venture onto US rails by 1999. Traveling at up to 150 miles per hour, the American Flyer will cut the New York-Boston run from 4 1/2 hours to 3 hours and reduce New York-Washington trip time from 3 hours to less than 2 3/4. Amtrak hopes the new trains and better times will earn it a greater share of travelers from air shuttles and perhaps from Interstate 95. This article describes how technologies that tilt railcars and propel the world`s fastest trains will be merged into one train set for the American Flyer, Amtrak`s first trip along high-speed rails.

Herman, D.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Current mode instrumentation amplifier with rail-to-rail input and output  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Current Mode Instrumentation Amplifier with rail-to-rail input and output is presented. It is based on constant gm input stages, and cascode output stages. Although this CMIA structure has a good Input Common Mode Voltage, it suffers from a poor output ... Keywords: analog integrated circuits, current mode instrumentation amplifier, rail-to-rail input and output

Filipe Costa Beber Vieira; Cesar Augusto Prior; Cesar Ramos Rodrigues; Leonardo Perin; Joao Baptista dos Santos Martins

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

1 Copyright 2011 by ASME Proceedings of the 2011 ASME/ASCE/IEEE Joint Rail Conference  

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of rail transportation make it a cost-effective option for intermodal freight movement. In comparison University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign ABSTRACT Intermodal freight transportation is one of the highest for North American railroads is the transport of intermodal freight. Intermodal traffic is continuing

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

166

Transportation analysis for the concept of regional repositories  

SciTech Connect

Over the past several years, planning associated with the National Waste Terminal Storage (NWTS) program assumed the use of one or two large, centrally located repository facilities. Recently, an alternative approach has been proposed which consists of the use of multiple, smaller regional repositories. In this report, several regional concepts were studied and the transportation requirements for the shipment of spent fuel to the regional repositories were estimated. In general, the transportation requirements decrease as the number of repositories increase. However, as far as transportation is concerned, the point of diminishing returns is reached at approximately one repository in each of three to four regions. Additional savings beyond this point are small. A series of sensitivity studies is also included to demonstrate the impact on the total transportation requirements of varying cask capacity, rail speed, or truck speed. Since most of the projected fuel shipments are to be made by rail, varying the capacity of the rail cask or varying average rail transport speed will have a major effect on overall transportation requirements.

Joy, D.S.; Hudson, B.J.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Offset-free rail-to-rail derandomizing peak detect-and-hold circuit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A peak detect-and-hold circuit eliminates errors introduced by conventional amplifiers, such as common-mode rejection and input voltage offset. The circuit includes an amplifier, three switches, a transistor, and a capacitor. During a detect-and-hold phase, a hold voltage at a non-inverting in put terminal of the amplifier tracks an input voltage signal and when a peak is reached, the transistor is switched off, thereby storing a peak voltage in the capacitor. During a readout phase, the circuit functions as a unity gain buffer, in which the voltage stored in the capacitor is provided as an output voltage. The circuit is able to sense signals rail-to-rail and can readily be modified to sense positive, negative, or peak-to-peak voltages. Derandomization may be achieved by using a plurality of peak detect-and-hold circuits electrically connected in parallel.

DeGeronimo, Gianluigi (Nesconset, NY); O'Connor, Paul (Bellport, NY); Kandasamy, Anand (Coram, NY)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Meeting Summaries Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries MEETING SUMMARIES Kansas City TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 25, 2007 Atlanta TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 6, 2007 Green Bay Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - October 26, 2006 Washington DC TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - March 15, 2006 Pueblo TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 22, 2005 Phoenix TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 4, 2005 Minneapolis TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - September 21, 2004 Albuquerque TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - April 22, 2004 New Orleans TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 29, 2002 Jacksonville TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - January 20, 1999 Milwaukee TEC Meeting, Rail Topic Group Summary - July 13, 1998

169

Rail Topic Group Conference Call Summary September 18th, 1997  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summary September 18th, 1997 Summary September 18th, 1997 Old Items (1) The OCRWM letter to FRA concerning the authority of states, tribes, and carriers was discussed; OCRWM is still awaiting FRA response. (2) Audrey Adamson (UETC) informed participants that the TEC/WG Planning Committee had discussed and approved TEC/WG membership for a representative from the FRA's State Rail Inspection Program. Ms. Adamson mentioned that this representative changes yearly, but that a representative would be included as a full member in the TEC/WG. (3) Evaluation results from the July, 1997 TEC/WG meeting in Albuquerque were briefly discussed, with the high marks given the rail panel by attendees duly noted. Ms. Adamson told the group that another panel addressing rail issues had been requested for the January, 1998

170

Development of Rail Temperature Prediction Model SUMMARY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Preventing track buckling is important to the railroad industry’s goal of operational safety. It is a common practice for railroads to impose slow orders during hot weather when the risk of track buckling is high. Numerous factors affect track buckling, but the instantaneous rail temperatures and stress-free (neutral) rail temperatures are the most critical factors. Unfortunately, neither of these two temperatures is easily obtainable. Decisions for slow orders are often based on an arbitrary, ambient temperature limit. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Research and Development has initiated a research project to develop a model for predicting rail temperatures based on real-time meteorological forecast data. The rail temperature prediction model is based on the heat transfer process of a rail exposed to the sun. In developing such a model, a rail-weather station was established, composed of a portable weather station and a short segment of rail track with temperature sensors installed on both rails. The model has proven to be able to predict the maximum rail temperature within a few degrees and within 30 minutes of the actual time when the maximum rail temperature occurs during the day. The model is being validated for three locations where real-time weather data and rail temperature are collected. A prototype webbased

unknown authors

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Estimated United States Transportation Energy Use 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A flow chart depicting energy flow in the transportation sector of the United States economy in 2005 has been constructed from publicly available data and estimates of national energy use patterns. Approximately 31,000 trillion British Thermal Units (trBTUs) of energy were used throughout the United States in transportation activities. Vehicles used in these activities include automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, buses, airplanes, rail, and ships. The transportation sector is powered primarily by petroleum-derived fuels (gasoline, diesel and jet fuel). Biomass-derived fuels, electricity and natural gas-derived fuels are also used. The flow patterns represent a comprehensive systems view of energy used within the transportation sector.

Smith, C A; Simon, A J; Belles, R D

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

172

Railroad impact study: 63 rail-line segments in South Dakota  

SciTech Connect

The primary concern of the study (in 2 volumes) was the trade area served by a rail line. The trade area was determined on the assumption that a farmer will haul his grain to the nearest elevator located on a railroad line. The basic approach in this study has been to measure potential demand for rail transportation, not to analyze the traffic data accumulated in the recent past. The first five chapters give the summaries for the entire state of South Dakota. The rail-line segments have been revised and recorded to comply as nearly as possible, with that, used by the various railroad companies. Some railroad data were made available for this study to provide a basis for estimating the rail potential in the major cities of South Dakota.

Poth, L.A.; Peterson, J.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Figure 70. Delivered energy consumption for transportation ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Sheet3 Sheet2 Sheet1 Figure 70. Delivered energy consumption for transportation by mode, 2011 and 2040 (quadrillion Btu) Total Rail Pipeline Marine ...

174

Rail Coal Transportation Rates - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... this $1 adder was determined based on research by the U.S. Department of Energy and was only incorporated into the GIS analysis below; ...

175

Stephen Potter: Exploring rail futures using scenarios EXPLORING RAIL FUTURES USING SCENARIOS: EXPERIENCE AND POTENTIAL  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and other research outputs Exploring rail futures using scenarios: experience and potential Conference Item How to cite:

Stephen Potter

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

British Rail's InterCity 125 and 225  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Rapid Transit "British Rail: High Speed Train BoostsCrossings by British Rail." Paper prepared for presentationPress. . 1989. "High-Speed Rail Technology in the UK, France

Barnett, Roger

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Study of Housing Built Near Rail Transit Stations: NorthernLogit Model Results for Upper Nest (Rail Location Choice)and Lower Nest (Rail Commute Choice). Note: Revised from

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Splitting the Ties: The Privatization of British Rail  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Privatization of British Rail ´ M E Z - I B A ´ Ñ E Z B Y Jand equipment to provide rail trans- portation service.functions needed to offer rail service within their region.

Gomez-Ibanez, Jose A.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Light Rail System Safety Improvements Using ITS Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1975b. * Cox, J. J. Road-Rail Protection Audible WarningInfluencing Safety at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. NationalWalmsley, D.A (1 992) Light Rail Accidents in Europe and

Chira-chavala, Ted; Coifman, Ben; Empey, Dan; Hansen, Mark; Lechner, Ed; Porter, Chris

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Addressing Inappropriate Driver Behavior at Rail-Highway Crossings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ragland. Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings. Draft Report, 5.T.G. Driver Behavior at Rail- Highway Grade Crossings: Aof Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: Final

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Study of Housing Built Near Rail Transit Stations: NorthernLogit Model Results for Upper Nest (Rail Location Choice)and Lower Nest (Rail Commute Choice). Note: Revised from

Cervero, Robert; Duncan, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Midwest High-Speed Rail Supply Chain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Amtrak is also in the midst of a multi-year purchase. American manufacturing gets a boost from high-speed rail investment. ...

2013-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

183

Optimization Online - Shunting Minimal Rail Car Allocation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jun 30, 2003 ... Abstract: We consider the rail car management at industrial in-plant railroads. Demands for materials or empty cars are characterized by a track, ...

184

Rail Planning Timeline  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Planning Timeline: By Responsible Party Planning Timeline: By Responsible Party Rev. 4.0, November 2006 Timeframe Offeror/Agent FRA Railroad(s) Other Post Shipment * DOE conducts Lessons Learned Review. During Shipment(s) * The offeror (shipper) will ensure that the appropriate FRA point of contact is notified of any changes 1 in the transportation schedule upon confirmation of the change (modification of SCOP OI-4). * DOE will notify the state Governors or designees and designated tribal points of contact by telephone in the event of schedule changes greater than six hours (DOE Manual 8.2.1). * In the event of a substantial unanticipated delay en route (e.g., greater than 2 hours), the affected states and tribes will be notified of the event by TRANSCOM. 2 TRANSCOM will notify the affected states and tribes

185

Robotics virtual rail system and method  

SciTech Connect

A virtual track or rail system and method is described for execution by a robot. A user, through a user interface, generates a desired path comprised of at least one segment representative of the virtual track for the robot. Start and end points are assigned to the desired path and velocities are also associated with each of the at least one segment of the desired path. A waypoint file is generated including positions along the virtual track representing the desired path with the positions beginning from the start point to the end point including the velocities of each of the at least one segment. The waypoint file is sent to the robot for traversing along the virtual track.

Bruemmer, David J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Few, Douglas A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Walton, Miles C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

186

Rail assembly for use in a radioactive environment  

SciTech Connect

An improved rail assembly and method of construction thereof is disclosed herein that is particularly adapted for use with a crane trolley in a hot cell environment which is exposed to airborne and liquidborne radioactive contaminants. The rail assembly is generally comprised of a support wall having an elongated, rail-housing recess having a floor, side wall and ceiling. The floor of the recess is defined at least in part by the load-bearing surface of a rail, and is substantially flat, level and crevice-free to facilitate the drainage of liquids out of the recess. The ceiling of the recess overhangs and thereby captures trolley wheels within the recess to prevent them from becoming dislodged from the recess during a seismic disturbance. Finally, the interior of the recess includes a power track having a slot for receiving a sliding electrical connector from the crane trolley. The power track is mounted in an upper corner of the recess with its connector-receiving groove oriented downwardly to facilitate the drainage of liquidborne contaminants and to discourage the collection of airborne contaminants within the track.

Watts, Ralph E. (Harrison, OH)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Tracking Subgroup Tracking Subgroup March 27, 2006 March 6, 2006...

188

Segmented rail linear induction motor - Energy Innovation Portal  

A segmented rail linear induction motor has a segmented rail consisting of a plurality of nonferrous electrically conductive segments aligned along a guideway. The ...

189

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries CONFERENCE CALL SUMMARIES Rail Topic Group Inspections Subgroup Planning Subgroup Tracking Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup...

190

Failure Analysis of a Cracked Thermite Welded Rail Section  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Brittle fracture followed the fatigue crack propagation causing complete separation of the rail. Although the excess material was thought to reinforce the rails it ...

191

Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings: Cost-Effective Improvements to Increase Driver Safety at Public At-Grade Rail-Highway Crossings in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

14 5.1. Potential Rail Crossing19 DRIVER DECISIONS AT RAIL CROSSINGS: A CONCEPTUALFigure 1: Ten Year U.S. and California Rail-Highway Crossing

Cooper, Douglas L.; Ragland, David R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Cooled electronic system with thermal spreaders coupling electronics cards to cold rails  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Liquid-cooled electronic systems are provided which include an electronic assembly having an electronics card and a socket with a latch at one end. The latch facilitates securing of the card within the socket or removal of the card from the socket. A liquid-cooled cold rail is disposed at the one end of the socket, and a thermal spreader couples the electronics card to the cold rail. The thermal spreader includes first and second thermal transfer plates coupled to first and second surfaces on opposite sides of the card, and thermally conductive extensions extending from end edges of the plates, which couple the respective transfer plates to the liquid-cooled cold rail. The thermally conductive extensions are disposed to the sides of the latch, and the card is securable within or removable from the socket using the latch without removing the cold rail or the thermal spreader.

Chainer, Timothy J; Gaynes, Michael A; Graybill, David P; Iyengar, Madhusudan K; Kamath, Vinod; Kochuparambil, Bejoy J; Schmidt, Roger R; Schultz, Mark D; Simco, Daniel P; Steinke, Mark E

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

193

TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summaries Rail Summaries Rail Topic Group TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Rail Topic Group Rail Topic Group May 17, 2007 January 16, 2007 August 31, 2006 July 27, 2006 June 8, 2006 April 20, 2006 March 9, 2006 January 26, 2006 November 9, 2005 September 15, 2005 April 28, 2005 March 24, 2005 February 24, 2005 January 27, 2005 December 16, 2004 October 28, 2004 May 17, 2004 June 2, 2003 June 26, 2002 March 26, 1999 November 13, 1998 Meeting October 6, 1998 Meeting September 11, 1998 Meeting June 22, 1998 Meeting May 27, 1998 Meeting November 3, 1997 Meeting September 18, 1997 Meeting More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic Groups Routing Conference Call Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Meeting Summaries TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections

194

TEC Rail TG Summary_Atlanta  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 5-6, 2007 Atlanta, GA March 5-6, 2007 Atlanta, GA Rail Topic Group Alex Thrower began the meeting and welcomed all topic group participants and support contractor staff. Mr. Thrower established that the following issues and sub-topic group matters required further consideration and in some cases next steps needed to be planned. These include: Inspections Checklist Mr. Thrower requested that members submit their feedback on the items inspected during point of origin and en route inspections in the form of a short listing. Next steps involve: * Presenting the checklist to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) state managers in a preliminary format; * Discussions with DOT in regard to formatting the checklist; and * Development of a complete reference list to be placed onto blue cards to be used

195

Modeling train movements through complex rail networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Trains operating in densely populated metropolitan areas typically encounter complex trackage configurations. To make optimal use of the available rail capacity, some portions of the rail network may consist of single-track lines while other locations ... Keywords: Trains, deadlock, dispatching, modeling

Quan Lu; Maged Dessouky; Robert C. Leachman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Manpower analysis in transportation safety. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The project described provides a manpower review of national, state and local needs for safety skills, and projects future manning levels for transportation safety personnel in both the public and private sectors. Survey information revealed that there are currently approximately 121,000 persons employed directly in transportation safety occupations within the air carrier, highway and traffic safety, motor carrier, pipeline, rail carrier, and marine carrier transportation industry groups. The projected need for 1980 is over 145,000 of which over 80 percent will be in highway safety. An analysis of transportation tasks is included, and shows ten general categories about which the majority of safety activities are focused. A skills analysis shows a generally high level of educational background and several years of experience are required for most transportation safety jobs. An overall review of safety programs in the transportation industry is included, together with chapters on the individual transportation modes.

Bauer, C.S.; Bowden, H.M.; Colford, C.A.; DeFilipps, P.J.; Dennis, J.D.; Ehlert, A.K.; Popkin, H.A.; Schrader, G.F.; Smith, Q.N.

1977-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Meridional Overturning and Dianeutral Transport in a z-Coordinate Ocean Model Including Eddy-Induced Advection  

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The present study examines the marked changes in the patterns of meridional overturning and dianeutral motion that occur upon introduction of the Gent and McWilliams (GM) scheme for eddy-induced transport into a coarse-resolution global ocean ...

Anthony C. Hirst; Trevor J. McDougall

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Intermodal transportation of spent fuel  

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Concepts for transportation of spent fuel in rail casks from nuclear power plant sites with no rail service are under consideration by the US Department of Energy in the Commercial Spent Fuel Management program at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory. This report identifies and evaluates three alternative systems for intermodal transfer of spent fuel: heavy-haul truck to rail, barge to rail, and barge to heavy-haul truck. This report concludes that, with some modifications and provisions for new equipment, existing rail and marine systems can provide a transportation base for the intermodal transfer of spent fuel to federal interim storage facilities. Some needed land transportation support and loading and unloading equipment does not currently exist. There are insufficient shipping casks available at this time, but the industrial capability to meet projected needs appears adequate.

Elder, H.K.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Options and Opportunities for Rail Electrification in the United States  

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This report uses industry and manufacturer data to evaluate a variety of electric rail technologies.

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

200

High Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena,  

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://m.wikitravel.org/en/Frankfurt #12;Possible effects on Freight Rail · High speed rail usually hauls passengers, though new Resulting in improvement to those lines o Reducing operating costs due to sharing rail · Increase in freightHigh Speed Rail in America Thomas Ducharme, Matt Schena, and Dan Bellis #12;The US Current

Nagurney, Anna

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1 Copyright 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference  

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1 Copyright © 2012 by ASME Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference JRC2012 April 17-19, 2012 system. INTRODUCTION Locomotive planning is one of the most complex operational problems in freight transportation. Planners have to take into consideration a host of operational characteristics that describe

Powell, Warren B.

202

MEASURING THE IMPACT OF ADDITIONAL RAIL TRAFFIC USING HIGHWAY & RAILROAD METRICS  

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are then illustrated by simulating shared corridor operations with freight and passenger trains. TRANSPORTATION METRICS1 MEASURING THE IMPACT OF ADDITIONAL RAIL TRAFFIC USING HIGHWAY & RAILROAD METRICS Samuel L. Sogin of Illinois Urbana, IL, USA ABSTRACT Long term demand for freight movements in North America is expected

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

203

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #636: August 16, 2010 Transportation...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Use by Mode, 2008 Bar graph showing the transportation energy use by mode (buses, rail, pipeline, water, air, mediumheavy trucks, and light vehicles) for 2008. For more...

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Diane Davidson - Research Staff - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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Areas: Transit Operations and Intelligent Transportation Systems Travel Behavior Rail and Waterway Freight Multi-modal Planning and System Analysis Current or Recent Work:...

205

Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project (NFST...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Project (NFST) Program Status More Documents & Publications DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Transportation Planning, Route Selection, and Rail Issues Update on Blue Ribbon Commission...

206

Transportation Energy Model of the World Energy Projection System ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

The WEPS Transportation Energy Model is a structural accounting model for road, rail, air, domestic shipping, international shipping, and pipeline energy use.

207

Rail gun powered by an integral explosive generator  

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We propose the use of a rail gun powered by an explosive magnetic flux compression generator built into the rail gun itself in which the rails of the gun are driven together behind the projectile by explosives. The magnetic field established between the rails by an initial current supplied by an external source at the breech of the gun is trapped and compressed by the collapsing rails to accelerate the projectile down the bore of the gun.

Peterson, D.R.; Fowler, C.M.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation  

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This dissertation aims to study the benefit of rail grinding on service life of railroad rails, focusing on failures due to rolling contact fatigue (RCF) at the rail head. Assuming a tangent rail with one-point contact at the running surface, a finite element analysis of a full-scale wheel-rail rolling contact with a nonlinear isotropic kinematic hardening material model is performed to simulate the accumulation of residual stresses and strains in the rail head. Using rolling stress and strain results from the sixth loading cycle, in which residual stresses and strains are at their steady-state, as input, two critical plane fatigue criteria are proposed for fatigue analyses. The first fatigue criterion is the stress-based approach—namely the Findley fatigue criterion. It suggests an important role of tensile residual stresses on subsurface crack nucleation and early growth in the rail head, but applications of the criterion to the near-running-surface region are limited because of plastic deformation from wheel-rail contact. The second fatigue criterion is the strain-based approach—namely the Fatemi-Socie fatigue criterion. Contributed mainly from shear strain amplitudes and factorized by normal stress components, the criterion also predicts fatigue crack nucleation at the subsurface as a possible failure mode as well as fatigue crack nucleation at the near-surface, while maintaining its validity in both regions. A collection of fatigue test data of various types of rail steel from literature is analyzed to determine a relationship between fatigue damages and number of cycles to failure. Considering a set of wheel loads with their corresponding number of rolling passage as a loading unit (LU), optimizations of grinding schedules with genetic algorithm (GA) show that fatigue life of rail increases by varying amount when compared against that from the no-grinding case. Results show that the proposed grinding schedules, optimized with the exploratory and local-search genetic algorithms, can increase fatigue life of rail by 240 percent. The optimization framework is designed to be able to determine a set of optimal grinding schedules for different types of rail steel and different contact configurations, i.e. two-point contact occurred when cornering.

Tangtragulwong, Potchara

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Inferring ecological relationships from occupancy patterns for California Black Rails in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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population of the Black Rail in Yuba County, California.M. L. Legare. 1994. Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis). in1992. A recent Black Rail record for Baja California.

Richmond, Orien Manu Wright

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Effects of Light and Commuter Rail Transit on Land Prices: Experiences in San Diego County  

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and J. Strathman. “Light-Rail Transit Stations and Property1993. Cervero, R. “Rail Transit and Joint Development. ”Cervero, R. and M. Duncan. “Rail's Added Value. ” Urban Land

Cervero, Robert

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Valuing Rail Transit: Comparing Capital and Operating Costs to Consumer Benefits  

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Estimating the effects of light rail transit on health caredesirability of urban rail transit systems. In Journal ofcapital costs : heavy rail and busway HOV lane. Federal

Guerra, Erick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Applying Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings  

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Safety Treatments To Rail-Highway At-Grade Crossings Douglas12! SECTION 2: AT-GRADE RAIL CROSSING SAFETYTreatments at Rail-Highway Level Crossings.. 51!

Cooper, Douglas L; Ragland, David R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Four Dimensions of Rail Transit Performance: How Administration, Finance, Demographics, and Politics Affect Outcomes  

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Major Findings * Heavy Rail Research results indicate thatQualitative Methods in Rail Transit Research? An Analysis ofin the area of rail transit research; especially in relation

Compin, Nicholas Shawn

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Rail Splitter Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rail Splitter Wind Farm Rail Splitter Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Rail Splitter Wind Farm Facility Rail Splitter Wind Farm Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Horizon Developer Horizon Location Tazewell and Logan Counties IL Coordinates 40.309398°, -89.396195° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.309398,"lon":-89.396195,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

215

Rail Yard Switcher Locomotive Electrification Potential  

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Rail yards have been under recent scrutiny due to concerns that emissions from their locomotives and equipment degrade local air quality and lead to negative health effects in nearby communities. Thus, rail yard emissions control has become an increasing public policy priority, particularly in regions characterized as non-attainment under National Ambient Air Quality Standards. For railroad operations, electricity may be an ideal alternative to diesel fuel in certain applications and locations due to its...

2012-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

216

This National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers represents a significant  

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step in the continuous improvement of rail safety in Australia. Approved by the Australian Transport Council (ATC) in April 2004, this is the first time all States and Territories have adopted a common system of health assessment arrangements for rail safety workers. Such national consistency will help rail organisations to operate more efficiently within and across State and Territory boundaries. The National Standard will also benefit rail safety workers by helping them maintain sound health and fitness, and will provide for equity and portability of medical certification. The Standard adopts a risk management approach and reflects contemporary medical knowledge as well as changes in societal values. It is the result of extensive research and input from a very wide range of government, industry and medical stakeholders. The Standard keeps pace with advances in medical knowledge and current understanding of the impact of certain health conditions on safe working performance and addresses the deficiencies identified in recent rail safety investigations. Contemporary anti-discrimination and privacy principles now legislated in all Australian States and Territories have also been taken into account.

unknown authors

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

The Future State of HighSpeed Rail in Illinois April 29, 2011 1:005:00 pm  

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Transportation Center 2:50 pm Models for Scheduling of High Speed and Freight Trains Krishna Jha ViceThe Future State of HighSpeed Rail in Illinois April 29, 2011 ­ 1:005:00 pm Symposium University Transportation Center 1:05 pm Introduction: Symposium Moderator Norman Carlson Chairman

Bustamante, Fabián E.

218

A Thirty Year Public Transport Plan  

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change and peak oil; developments in public transport around the world; specifications for metro rail Transport Plan for Sydney G Glazebrook EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Following growing concerns about peak oil, climate

University of Technology, Sydney

219

Transportation energy data book: Edition 13  

SciTech Connect

The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 13 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under contract with the Office of Transportation Technologies in the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transportation modes -- highway, air, water, rail, pipeline -- is treated in separate chapters or sections. Chapter 1 compares US transportation data with data from seven other countries. Aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 2. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption, is dealt with in Chapter 3. Topics in this chapter include automobiles, trucks, buses, fleet automobiles, federal standards, fuel economies, and vehicle emission data. Household travel behavior characteristics are displayed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains information on alternative fuels and alternatively-fueled vehicles. The last chapter, Chapter 6, covers each of the nonhighway modes: air, water, pipeline, and rail, respectively.

Davis, S.C.; Strang, S.G.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Transportation energy data book: Edition 12  

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The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 12 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory under contract with the Office of Transportation Technologies in the Department of Energy. Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transportation modes--highway, air, water, rail, pipeline--is treated in separate chapters or sections. Chapter 1 compares US transportation data with data from seven other countries. Aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 2. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption, is dealt with in Chapter 3. Topics in this chapter include automobiles, trucks, buses, fleet automobiles, federal standards, fuel economies, and vehicle emission data. Household travel behavior characteristics are displayed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains information on alternative fuels and alternatively-fueled vehicles. The last chapter, Chapter 6, covers each of the nonhighway modes: air, water, pipeline, and rail, respectively.

Davis, S.C.; Morris, M.D.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation energy data book: Edition 13  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 13 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under contract with the Office of Transportation Technologies in the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transportation modes - highway, air, water, rail, pipeline - is treated in separate chapters or sections. Chapter 1 compares US transportation data with data from seven other countries. Aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 2. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption, is dealt with in Chapter 3. Topics in this chapter include automobiles, trucks, buses, fleet automobiles, federal standards, fuel economies, and vehicle emission data. Household travel behavior characteristics are displayed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains information on alternative fuels and alternatively-fueled vehicles. The last chapter, Chapter 6, covers each of the nonhighway modes: air, water, pipeline, and rail, respectively.

Davis, S.C.; Strang, S.G.

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

The Development Effects of High-Speed Rail Stations and Implications for California  

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CALIFORNIA Rail System The CalSpeed research group at theresearch and development, and Figure California High- Speed Rail

Sands, Brian D.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment This resource handbook was compiled for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Transportation Risk Assessment Working Group. This document includes the first of a planned series of discussion papers on topical aspects of transportation risk problems. These discussion papers are intended to provide practical advice to program managers and technical personnel responsible for preparing NEPA documents and other transportation risk assessments. A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment More Documents & Publications EIS-0218-SA-01: Supplement Analysis Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents

224

Light Rail System Safety Improvements Using ITS Technologies  

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the flu side of the street onto the light rail track i thewhere a multi-lane street crosses the light rail tracks. Theran" the red light on the cross street, and started to enter

Chira-chavala, Ted; Coifman, Ben; Empey, Dan; Hansen, Mark; Lechner, Ed; Porter, Chris

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Electric transportation and the impact on local electricity management: a case study of electric public and private transport in Christchurch, New Zealand.  

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??Electric transport such as a light rail transit (LRT) system and private electric vehicles (EV) are power intensive systems and are likely to add significant… (more)

Grenier, Agathe

226

Development of Improved Traveler Survey Methods for High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning  

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High-speed passenger rail is seen by many in the U.S. transportation policy and planning communities as an ideal solution for fast, safe, and resource-efficient mobility in high-demand intercity corridors. To expand the body of knowledge for high-speed intercity passenger rail in the U.S., the overall goal of this dissertation was to better understand the demand for high-speed intercity passenger rail services in small- or medium-sized intermediate communities and improve planners' ability to estimate such demand through traveler surveys; specifically, the use of different experimental designs for stated preference questions and the use of images to describe hypothetical travel alternatives in traveler surveys. In pursuit of this goal, an Internet-based survey was distributed to residents of Waco and Temple, two communities located along the federally-designated South Central High-Speed Rail Corridor in Central Texas. A total of 1,160 surveys were obtained from residents of the two communities. Mixed logit travel mode choice models developed from the survey data revealed valuable findings that can inform demand estimates and the design of traveler surveys for high-speed intercity passenger rail planning activities. Based on the analysis presented in this dissertation, ridership estimates for new high-speed intercity passenger rail lines that are planned to serve intermediate communities should not assume that residents of these communities have similar characteristics and values. The d-efficient stated preference experimental design was found to provide a mode choice model with a better fit and greater significance on key policy variables than the adaptive design and therefore is recommended for use in future surveys. Finally, it is recommended that surveys should consider the use of images of proposed train services to aid respondent decision-making for stated preference questions, but only if the images used in the survey depict equipment that could be realistically deployed in the corridor.

Sperry, Benjamin

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors  

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Page 1. Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors R. D. Peacock E. Braun Center for Fire Research National ...

2004-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

228

RAIL ROUTING PRACTICES AND PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

"Strawman" Report: "Strawman" Report: RAIL ROUTING PRACTICES AND PROPOSED ALTERNATIVES Number Section Comment Response RTG-1-AAR SECTION II Safeguards Routing Regulations, Para. 2 The NRC has identified five types of route characteristics that receive special consideration when NRC staff review routes for approval pursuant to 10 CFR 73: (1) routes through highly populated areas; (2) routes that would place the shipment or escort vehicle in a significantly disadvantageous position (for example, tunnels which would prevent the escort vehicle from maintaining continuous surveillance of the shipment vehicle); [Note this assumes a highway chase vehicle for rail. We expect security for rail shipments to be on the train with the shipment, and not a chase vehicle. Chase vehicles has their own inherent

229

TEC Rail TG Summary_Green Bay  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 13-14, 2006 September 13-14, 2006 Green Bay, WI RAIL TOPIC GROUP Mr. Jay Jones began the meeting with a welcome and introduction of the topic members, other participants, and support staff. A brief overview was given of the topic group's activities since the last TEC meeting. This meeting focused on the Topic Group's subgroup activities. Key comments and discussions are summarized below. Status Update of the Rail Topic Group Mr. Jones mentioned the planned creation of a new topic group to be called the Routing Topic Group. The Rail Topic Group would still exist as a topic group. However, since the emphasis would be in developing routing criteria and ultimately a national suite of routes over the next year or so, this separate Routing Topic Group would be created to address

230

The Access Almanac: Planning for High Speed Rail  

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Planning for High Speed Rail M A R T I N WA C H S C A L I FN O T T O build a high speed rail system and, if so, how toplanning for high speed rail in California been so troubled?

Wachs, Martin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Nevada potential repository preliminary transportation strategy Study 2. Volume 1  

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The objectives of this study were to build on the findings of the Nevada Potential Repository Preliminary Transportation Strategy Study 1 (CRWMS M&O 1995b), and to provide additional information for input to the repository environmental impact statement (EIS) process. In addition, this study supported the future selection of a preferred rail corridor and/or heavy haul route based on defensible data, methods, and analyses. Study research did not consider proposed legislation. Planning was conducted according to the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program Plan (DOE 1994a). The specific objectives of Study 2 were to: eliminate or reduce data gaps, inconsistencies, and uncertainties, and strengthen the analysis performed in Study 1; develop a preliminary list of rail route evaluation criteria that could be used to solicit input from stakeholders during scoping meetings. The evaluation criteria will be revised based on comments received during scoping; restrict and refine the width of the four rail corridors identified in Study 1 to five miles or less, based on land use constraints and engineering criteria identified and established in Study 2; evaluate national-level effects of routing spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste to the four identified branch lines, including the effects of routing through or avoiding Las Vegas; continue to gather published land use information and environmental data to support the repository EIS; continue to evaluate heavy haul truck transport over three existing routes as an alternative to rail and provide sufficient information to support the repository EIS process; and evaluate secondary uses for rail (passenger use, repository construction, shared use).

NONE

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Flows of selected hazardous materials by rail. Final report for Sep 87-Apr 91  

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The report is a review of hazardous materials rail traffic in the continental United States. It focuses on the year 1986, a relatively typical recent year in which an estimated total of 1,477 million net tons of freight was moved by rail. Of this, 63 million net tons, or four percent of the total, were hazardous materials. The report is designed to characterize the flow of selected hazardous materials and show their geographical distribution. It focusses on materials that (1) have large tonnages moving by rail, such as Products of Refining, (2) are regarded as especially dangerous, such as Products That May Be Toxic by Inhalation, or (3) have been recently designated as hazardous materials, such as molten or liquid sulphur. Its scope includes national, state and Business Economic Areas (BEAs) rail traffic. The purpose of the report is to help those in government and industry who are interested in the flows of hazardous materials see how these materials are geographically distributed by rail.

Beier, F.; Church, R.; Zebe, P.; Frev, J.

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Identifying factors and quantifying their impact on transportation costs of pre-processes biomass.  

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?? This research presents a rail transportation cost analysis of bulk agricultural commodities (such as grain and wood chips) with similar characteristics as pre-processed biomass.… (more)

Gonzales, Daniela Sofia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Recommended emergency preparedness guidelines for elderly and disabled rail-transit passengers. Final report, November 1987-March 1989  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Rail transit has become an important source of transportation for many elderly and disabled persons. The principal reasons for the increased use are improved accessibility, low cost, and expanded areas of service. For the purposes of the report, 'elderly' is defined as any member of the population who is 60 years of age or older, and 'disabled' is defined as any person who has some type of disability. The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) has recognized the need to consider the unique characteristics of elderly and disabled passengers in rail-transit emergency response planning. The needs of these passengers can be addressed through carefully planned emergency response procedures, proper training of transit and emergency-response personnel, and effective use of equipment. The recommendations contained herein are therefore intended to assist rail-transit and emergency response organization personnel in evaluating their emergency response plans in terms of the needs of elderly and disabled passengers and, if necessary, to modify or supplement those plans accordingly. The report is intended to supplement the UMTA publication Recommended Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Rail Transit Systems. That report contains general guidelines designed to assist rail-transit systems in assessing, developing, documenting, and improving their capabilities for responding to emergencies and in coordinating those efforts with emergency response organizations.

Hathaway, W.T.; Markos, S.H.; Balog, J.N.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Development Impacts of high-speed rail : megalopolis formation and implications for Portugal's Lisbon-Porto High-Speed Rail Link  

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High-speed rail (HSR) has been gaining acceptance worldwide with development of rail technology and rising concerns over climate change and congestion in airports and on roads. The implementation of high-speed rail lines ...

Melibaeva, Sevara (Sevara Mukhtarovna)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Land Market Impacts of Urban Rail Transit and Joint Development: An Empirical Study of Rail Transit in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta  

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Market Impacts of Urban Rail Transit and Joint Development:An Empirical Study of Rail Transit in Washington, D.C. andMarket Impacts of Urban Rail Transit and Joint Development:

Cervero, Robert

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail  

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Buses, and Metropolitan Rail  Mikhail Chester and Arpad Buses, and Metropolitan Rail  Mikhail Chester and Arpad 2005, Metra (2005)]  Metra Rail, 2005.  Available Daily 

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Rail gun development for EOS research  

SciTech Connect

The status of a railgun program for EOS research in progress at Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories is described. The operating principle of rail guns, the power supplies used to drive them, diagnostic techniques used to monitor their performance and initial efforts to develop projectiles suitable for EOS research are discussed. (WHK)

Fowler, C.M.; Peterson, D.R.; Hawke, R.S.; Brooks, A.L.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Triple Rail Logic Robustness against DPA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Side channel attacks are known to be efficient techniques to retrieve secret data. Within this context, the scope of this paper is to evaluate, on and for FPGA, the robustness of triple rail logic against power analyses. More precisely, this paper aims ... Keywords: SCA, DPA, CPA, STTL

Victor Lomné; Thomas Ordas; Philippe Maurine; Lionel Torres; Michel Robert; Rafael Soares; Ney Calazans

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Travel and Electricity Demand Analysis of Potential U.S. High-Speed Rail and Maglev Corridors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highway and air travel continue to increase steadily every year, with the number of air flights growing almost three times faster than automobile trips. High-speed rail trains and magnetically levitated vehicles can potentially provide viable intercity travel alternatives to airplanes and automobiles. This report assesses the possible ridership and the potential electrical loads created by these high-speed ground transportation systems.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Reducing the environmental impact of road and rail vehicles  

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Methods have been developed to measure in situ the dynamic impact of both road and rail vehicles on the infrastructure and the environment. The resulting data sets have been analysed to quantify the environmental impacts in a transparent manner across both modes. A primary concern is that a small number of vehicles are being operated outside safe or regulatory limits which can have a disproportionate large impact. The analysis enables the various impacts to be ranked across both modes so enabling one to discern the benefits of intermodal transport. The impact of various policy options is considered and how to identify vehicles which can be classified as environmentally friendly. This would require European agreement as many heavy goods vehicle operate across country borders.

Mayer, R.M., E-mail: r.m.mayer@reading.ac.uk [Sciotech Projects, Sciotech Office, Engineering Building, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AY (United Kingdom); Poulikakos, L.D., E-mail: lily.poulikakos@empa.ch [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Lees, A.R., E-mail: Andy.Lees@dft.gsi.gov.uk [Department for Transport, Statistics Roads Division, Gt. Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR (United Kingdom); Heutschi, K., E-mail: kurt.heutschi@empa.ch [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Kalivoda, M.T., E-mail: kalivoda@psia.at [psiA-Consult GmbH, Lastenstrasse 38/1, A-1230 Vienna (Austria); Soltic, P., E-mail: patrik.soltic@empa.ch [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland)

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Magnetic and electric field testing of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and New Jersey transit/North Jersey coast line rail systems. Volume 2. Appendices. Final report, May 1993-March 1993  

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The safety of magnetically levitated (maglev) and high speed rail (HSR) trains proposed for application in the United States is the responsibility of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz), is of interest with respect to any potential health effects these fields may have on the public and on transportation workers. An EMF survey of National Rail Passengers Corporation trains operating on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) was performed, as part of a comprehensive comparative safety assessment of the German Transrapid (TR-07) maglev system and of existing (NEC and transit trains) and advanced rail systems (the French TGV). The report is Volume 2 of two volumes. A portable magnetic field monitoring system (augmented to include an electric fields probe) was used to sample, record and store three-axis static and ac magnetic fields waveforms simultaneously, at multiple locations. A real time Digital Audio Tape (DAT) recorder able to capture EMF transients, and two personal power-frequency magnetic field monitors were used to collect complementary data.

Dietrich, F.M.; Robertson, D.C.; Steiner, G.A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic and electric field testing of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Transit/North Jersey coast line rail systems. Volume 1. Analysis. Final report, May 1992-March 1992  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The safety of magnetically levitated (maglev) and high speed rail (HSR) trains proposed for application in the United States is the responsibility of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz), is of interest with respect to any potential health effects these fields may have on the public and on transportation workers. An EMF survey of National Rail Passengers Corporation trains operating on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) was performed, as part of a comprehensive comparative safety assessment of the German Transrapid (TR-07) maglev system, and of existing (NEC and transit trains) and advanced rail systems (the French TGV). The report is Volume 1 of two volumes. A portable magnetic field monitoring system (augmented to include an electric fields probe) was used to sample, record and store three-axis static and ac magnetic fields waveforms simultaneously, at multiple locations. A real time Digital Audio Tape (DAT) recorder able to capture EMF transients, and two personal power-frequency magnetic field monitors were used to collect complementary data.

Dietrich, F.M.; Feero, W.E.; Papas, P.N.; Steiner, G.A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitigation of light rail transit construction on jurisdictional areas in the White Rock Creek floodplain, Dallas, Texas  

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MITIGATION OF LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION ONmile extension of its light rail transit (LRT) system fromadequately protect the new rail bed from flooding, it needed

Schieffer, Emily; Smiley, Jerry

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

The Cost Escalation of Rail Projects: Using Previous Experience to Re-Evaluate the CalSpeed Estimates  

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r RA/L ! TRACKWORK RAIL RELOCATION SUBTOTAL CONTINGENCYobtain federal support for rail projects, at the expense ofProjects-. -- - Light Rail Transit Projects" . Wash- :

Leavitt, Dan; Ennis, Sean; McGovern, Pat

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened rail with molecular markers: origins, connectivity and demography of a recently-discovered population  

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composition of Black Rails from the East Coast wasStrong isolation among rail populations was apparent fromof endangered clapper rail (Rallus longirostris) populations

Girard, Philippe; Takekawa, John Y.; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

The Cost Escalation of Rail Projects: Using Previous Experience to Re-Evaluate the CalSpeed Estimates  

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Experience Previous Research on Rail Transit Cost Escalation8, 1989. Previous Research on Rail Transit Planning andFrench and Japanese rail systems, our research suggests that

Leavitt, Dan; Ennis, Sean; McGovern, Pat

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration  

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the European Rail Research Institute,? Wear, 191, pp. 1–13.Progress in rail integrity research,? Federal RailroadPradier, (1996). ?Rail rolling contact fatigue research by

Coccia, Stefano

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

USDOE Top-of-Rail Lubricant Project  

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Lubrication of wheel/rail systems has been recognized for the last two decades as a very important issue for railroads. Energy savings and less friction and wear can be realized if a lubricant can be used at the wheel/rail interface. On the other hand, adverse influences are seen in operating and wear conditions if improper or excessive lubrication is used. Also, inefficiencies in lubrication need to be avoided for economic and environmental reasons. The top-of-rail (TOR) lubricant concept was developed by Texaco Corporation to lubricate wheels and rails effectively and efficiently. Tranergy Corporation has been developing its SENTRAEN 2000{trademark} lubrication system for the last ten years, and this revolutionary new high-tech on-board rail lubrication system promises to dramatically improve the energy efficiency, performance, safety, and track environment of railroads. The system is fully computer-controlled and ensures that all of the lubricant is consumed as the end of the train passes. Lubricant quantity dispensed is a function of grade, speed, curve, and axle load. Tranergy also has its LA4000{trademark} wheel and rail simulator, a lubrication and traction testing apparatus. The primary task of this project was collecting and analyzing the volatile and semivolatile compounds produced as the lubricant was used. The volatile organic compounds were collected by Carbotrap cartridges and analyzed by adsorption and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The semivolatile fraction was obtained by collecting liquid that dripped from the test wheel. The collected material was also analyzed by GC/MS. Both of these analyses were qualitative. The results indicated that in the volatile fraction, the only compounds on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund List of Analytes detected were contaminants either in the room air or from other potential contamination sources in the laboratory. Similarly, in the semivolatile fraction none of the detected compounds are on the EPA's Superfund List of Analytes. The major compound in the semivolatile fraction is 1,2-propanediol, which was also found as the major component of the TOR lubricant before testing. Other compounds found in trace quantities either were present in the TOR lubricant or were small fragments from the polymeric component of the TOR lubricant. The second task for Argonne in this project was to investigate the effects of axle load, angle of attack, and quantity of lubricant on lateral friction forces, as well as the consumption time of the TOR lubricant. The second task was to collect and qualitatively identify any volatile and semivolatile compounds produced upon use of the TOR lubricant.

Mohumad F. Alzoubi; George R. Fenske; Robert A. Erck; Amrit S. Boparai

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Energy Databook: Edition 17  

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The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 17 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under contract with the Office of Transportation Technologies in the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transportation modes is treated in separate chapters or sections. Chapter 1 compares U.S. transportation data with data from other countries. Aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 2. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption is dealt with in Chapter 3. Topics in this chapter include automobiles, trucks, buses, fleet vehicles, federal standards, fuel economies, and high- occupancy vehicle lane data. Household travel behavior characteristics are displayed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains information on alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Chapter 6 covers the major nonhighway modes: air, water, and rail. The last chapter, Chapter 7, presents data on environmental issues relating to transportation.

Davis, S.C.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation  

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Transportation  

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Transportation  

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Links Transportation and Air Quality Transportation Energy Policy Analysis Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Electricity Grid Energy Analysis Appliance Energy...

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Utilities look skeptically at rail derequlation  

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Concern about the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which deregulates rates, prompted the Tennessee Valley Authority to insert a protective clause allowing it to cancel coal contracts if rail rates go too high. Railroads will be allowed to charge an increasing amount, up to 175% of variable costs by 1984. Legislators were hoping to pass a slurry-pipeline bill to provide the competition that will protect consumers. Pipelines would carry less tha 20% of the freight, but they would provide an efficiency and cost comparison. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) has not been able to protect utilities, especially those relying on coal from the Powder River Basin. The new law could relieve railroads of enough regulatory cost burdens and promote competitive lines to hold down rates. (DCK)

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Railroad transportation of spent nuclear fuel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents a detailed analysis of rail operations that are important for assessing the risk of transporting high-level nuclear waste. The major emphasis of the discussion is towards ''general freight'' shipments of radioactive material. The purpose of this document is to provide a basis for selecting models and parameters that are appropriate for assessing the risk of rail transportation of nuclear waste.

Wooden, D.G.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Transportation Demand  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

page intentionally left blank page intentionally left blank 69 U.S. Energy Information Administration | Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2011 Transportation Demand Module The NEMS Transportation Demand Module estimates transportation energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions (see Figure 5) and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks), commercial light trucks (8,501-10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), buses, freight and passenger aircraft, freight and passenger rail, freight shipping, and miscellaneous

257

Interconvertibility of single-rail optical qubits  

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We show how to convert between partially coherent superpositions of a single photon with the vacuum using linear optics and postselection based on homodyne measurements. We introduce a generalized quantum efficiency for such states and show that any conversion that decreases this quantity is possible. We also prove that our scheme is optimal by showing that no linear optical scheme with generalized conditional measurements, and with one single-rail qubit input can improve the generalized efficiency.

Dominic W. Berry; Alexander I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

2005-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

258

Determination of Longitudinal Stress in Rails  

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The objective of this research is to determine the longitudinal stress in rails by using the polarization of Rayleigh waves. Analytical models are developed to describe the effect of applied stress on wave speed and on the polarization of Rayleigh waves. A numerical simulation is performed to find the effect of applied stress on wave velocity and Rayleigh wave polarization. The effect of uncertainties in material properties on wave velocity and polarization of Rayleigh wave is also examined in the simulation. The experiment uses a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) to measure the particle velocities. The in-plane and out-of-plane velocity components are obtained from the measured particle velocities. The polarization of Rayleigh wave, which is defined as the ratio between the in-plane and out-of-plane displacements, is calculated. Furthermore, the polarization of the Rayleigh wave is considered as a measure to identify applied stress. The experiment is performed on unstressed and stressed rail specimen. Thus, Rayleigh wave polarization is obtained as a function of applied stress. The experimental results are compared with the analytical model. The result shows a good agreement with the theoretical values for unstressed rail.

Djayaputra, Ferdinand

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation  

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Transportation Transportation Transportation of Depleted Uranium Materials in Support of the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Program Issues associated with transport of depleted UF6 cylinders and conversion products. Conversion Plan Transportation Requirements The DOE has prepared two Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for the proposal to build and operate depleted uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion facilities at its Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion plant sites, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed action calls for transporting the cylinder at ETTP to Portsmouth for conversion. The transportation of depleted UF6 cylinders and of the depleted uranium conversion products following conversion was addressed in the EISs.

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Life Cycle Assessment Comparing the Use of Jatropha Biodiesel in the Indian Road and Rail Sectors  

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This life cycle assessment of Jatropha biodiesel production and use evaluates the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission (not considering land-use change), net energy value (NEV), and net petroleum consumption impacts of substituting Jatropha biodiesel for conventional petroleum diesel in India. Several blends of biodiesel with petroleum diesel are evaluated for the rail freight, rail passenger, road freight, and road-passenger transport sectors that currently rely heavily on petroleum diesel. For the base case, Jatropha cultivation, processing, and use conditions that were analyzed, the use of B20 results in a net reduction in GHG emissions and petroleum consumption of 14% and 17%, respectively, and a NEV increase of 58% compared with the use of 100% petroleum diesel. While the road-passenger transport sector provides the greatest sustainability benefits per 1000 gross tonne kilometers, the road freight sector eventually provides the greatest absolute benefits owing to substantially higher projected utilization by year 2020. Nevertheless, introduction of biodiesel to the rail sector might present the fewest logistic and capital expenditure challenges in the near term. Sensitivity analyses confirmed that the sustainability benefits are maintained under multiple plausible cultivation, processing, and distribution scenarios. However, the sustainability of any individual Jatropha plantation will depend on site-specific conditions.

Whitaker, M.; Heath, G.

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail + Property Development: A model of sustainable transit finance and urbanism  

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sector investments i n rail transit. References Bernick, M .L. and Spit, T. 1998. Cities on Rail. London: Spon Press.Study of the Integrated Rail-Property Development Model in

Cervero, Robert; Murakami, Jin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

High-Speed Rail in California: A Cost-Benefit Analysis  

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Specific Aspects of High-Speed Rail in Connection with A irEffects of High-Speed Rail Stations and Implications forTexas Triangle High Speed Rail Study. Houston, TX: Texas

Kockelman, Kara

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review and Evaluation of the Shinkansen Train  

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~High Speed R~l $~r~s High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andorregulation. High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andCALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL SERIES Working Paper April 1992

Taniguchi, Mamoru

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

The Four Dimensions of Rail Transit Performance: How Administration, Finance, Demographics, and Politics Affect Outcomes  

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Std. Err. PDOM Coef. Std. Err. PASSVE H * Light Rail Forlight rail transit systems in the US the interpretation ofonly a small number of light rail systems in the US and each

Compin, Nicholas Shawn

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

California black rails depend on irrigation-fed wetlands in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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use of the California black rail in the southwestern USA.RE, Legare M. 1994. Black rail (Laterallus jamaicensis). In:population of the black rail in Yuba County, California.

Richmond, Orien M. W.; Chen, Stephanie K.; Risk, Benjamin B.; Tecklin, Jerry; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Paratransit in the San Francisco Bay Area: Providing Feeder Connections to Rail  

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1994. Report: "Light Rail Shuttle Program,AB grant Funding";1994. Report: "Light Rail Shuttle Bus Program:PerformanceJitney - A Commuter Rail Feeder 4.1. San Francisco’s

Cervero, Robert; Kirk, Thomas; Mount, Douglas; Reed, Carma

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Inferring ecological relationships from occupancy patterns for California Black Rails in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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Rail densities and population trends is a high researchresearch is focused on the secretive and rare California Black Rail (Rails, and for bonus lessons in fence-hopping, tick extraction and bagel-making. In many respects, this research

Richmond, Orien Manu Wright

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

A simulation study for designing a rail terminal in a container port  

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Rail terminals in port container terminals play an important role for transshipping containers between rail wagons and port container terminals. This paper addresses a case study for designing a new rail terminal which is planned to be constructed in ...

Byung Kwon Lee; Bong Joo Jung; Kap Hwan Kim; Soon Oh Park; Jeong Hoon Seo

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails [Laser Applications Laboratory] - Nuclear  

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Laser Glazing of Railroad Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails Capabilities Engineering Experimentation Reactor Safety Experimentation Aerosol Experiments System Components Laser Applications Overview Laser Oil & Gas Well Drilling Laser Heat Treatment Laser Welding of Metals On-line Monitoring Laser Beam Delivery Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails High Power Laser Beam Delivery Decontamination and Decommissioning Refractory Alloy Welding Robots Applications Other Facilities Other Capabilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Laser Applications Laboratory Laser Glazing of Railroad Rails Project description: Laser glazing of rails. Category: Project with industrial partner (American Association of Railroads) Bookmark and Share

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Refinery receipts of crude oil by rail, truck, and barge ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

While refinery receipts of crude by truck, rail, and barge remain a small percentage of total receipts, EIA's recently released Refinery Capacity ...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Inspections Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Inspections Subgroup Inspections Subgroup April 6, 2006 February 23, 2006 Draft January 24, 2006...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup July 17, 2007 September 19, 2007 December 12, 2007 More...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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TRAGIS Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries TRAGIS Subgroup TRAGIS Subgroup April 11, 2006 More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal...  

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Intermodal Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Intermodal Subgroup Intermodal Subgroup Draft Work Plan More Documents & Publications TEC Working Group Topic...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Planning Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Planning Subgroup Planning Subgroup March 30, 2006 February 15, 2006 Draft...

276

Nanostructure Formation and Carbides Dissolution in Rail Steel ...  

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Feb 1, 2002 ... Nanostructure Formation and Carbides Dissolution in Rail Steel Deformed by High Pressure Torsion by Yu.V. Ivanisenko, R.Z. Valiev, ...

277

Failure of railhead material of insulated rail joints.  

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??"Aim of this research is to examine the impact fatigue failure of the railhead of the IRJ [insulated rail joints] and determine actions that can… (more)

Mandal, Nirmal Kumar.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring...  

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Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Draft Work Plan - February 4, 2008 More...

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TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries...  

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Radiation Monitoring Subgroup TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Conference Call Summaries Radiation Monitoring Subgroup Radiation Monitoring Subgroup October 11, 2007 More...

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High Speed Rail in Greece : methods for evaluating economic impacts.  

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??High Speed Rail is a mode that gains popularity every day. Many countries have such a network and others are on the way to adopting… (more)

Radopoulou, Stefania Christina

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling of rail surface temperatures: a preliminary study  

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distort causing tension cracks in cold weather and buckling in hot weather. ..... in modelled rail temperatures for the longest day when solar radiation effects.

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Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened rail with molecular markers: origins, connectivity and demography of a recently-discovered population  

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4 RESEARCH ARTICLE Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened railResearch Station, Albany, California Taylor B (1998) Rails:

Girard, Philippe; Takekawa, John Y.; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) Snout, Rotator and Rails for use at LLE  

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The Variable Spaced Grating (VSG) is a spectrometer snout mounted to an X-Ray Framing Camera (XRFC) through the Unimount flange. This equipment already exists and is used at the University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) facility. The XRFC and the Unimount flange are designed by LLE. The Tilt Rotator fixture that mounts next to the XRFC and the cart rails are designed by LLNL, and are included in this safety note. The other related components, such as the TIM rails and the Unimount flange, are addressed in a separate safety note, EDSN09-500005-AA. The Multipurpose Spectrometer (MSPEC) and VSG are mounted on the TIM Boat through the cart rails that are very similar in design. The tilt rotator combination with the Unimount flange is also a standard mounting procedure. The later mounting system has been included in this safety note. Figure-1 shows the interface components and the VSG snout. Figure-2 shows the VSG assembly mounted on the Unimount flange. The calibration pointer attachment is shown in place of the snout. There are two types of VSG, one made of 6061-T6 aluminum, weighing approximately 3 pounds, and the other made of 304 stainless steel, weighing approximately 5.5 pounds. This safety note examines the VSG steel design. Specific experiments may require orienting the VSG snout in 90 degrees increment with respect to the Unimount flange. This is done by changing the bolts position on the VSG-main body adapter flange to the Unimount adapter plate. There is no hazard involved in handling the VSG during this procedure as it is done outside the target chamber on the cart rail before installing on the TIM. This safety note addresses the mechanical integrity of the VSG structure, the tilt rotating fixture, the cart rails with handle and their connections. Safety Factors are also calculated for the MSPEC in place of the VSG.

Mukherjee, S K; Emig, J A; Griffith, L V; Heeter, R F; House, F A; James, D L; Schneider, M B; Sorce, C M

2010-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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California black rails depend on irrigation-fed wetlands in the Sierra Nevada foothills  

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ReSEARCH Article t California black rails depend onrails were discovered at the UC Sierra Foothill Research andblack rail detection, is in the UC Sierra Foothill Research

Richmond, Orien M. W.; Chen, Stephanie K.; Risk, Benjamin B.; Tecklin, Jerry; Beissinger, Steven R.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation  

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Transportation systems are an often overlooked critical infrastructure component. These systems comprise a widely diverse elements whose operation impact all aspects of society today. This chapter introduces the key transportation sectors and illustrates ...

Mark Hartong; Rajn Goel; Duminda Wijesekera

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC)  

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Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) July 17-19, 2001 Cincinnati, Ohio Meeting Summary The Transportation External Coordination Working Group (TEC) held its 19 th semi-annual meeting July 17-19, 2001, in Cincinnati, Ohio. One hundred fifteen people attended (see Appendix A for listing of participants). Jim Carlson, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) and TEC co-chair, welcomed participants to the meeting. He then introduced Robert Owen of the Ohio Department of Health, and Jim Richter of the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, who also made some welcoming remarks. Topic Group Meetings Tribal Issues Topic Group Issues discussed during this meeting included the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rail safety pilot

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Innovation and Transportation's Technologies  

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Assessment of the Rail Research Program, Railway Track andabout $30 million in rail research. Calculated on the tongerhnkage between research and longer lasting rail is clouded

Garrison, William L.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Information analysis of rail track for predictive maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Track defects are deviation of actual from theoretical values of the tracks geometrical characteristics. Track defects are macroscopic and geometric in nature and are exclusively the consequence of train traffic. [5] Rail track maintenance in terms of ... Keywords: CURV, cant def, cross level, dipped left, gauge, predictive maintenance management, rail track geometry

R. B. Faiz; S. Singh

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

About Next Generation Rail Supply Chain  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... capabilities to meet demand, compete in ... President Biden and US Transportation Secretary ... transportation choices; promoting energy efficiency and ...

2012-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

290

Analysis of the risk of transporting spent nuclear fuel by train  

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This report uses risk analyses to analyze the safety of transporting spent nuclear fuel for commercial rail shipping systems. The rail systems analyzed are those expected to be used in the United States when the total electricity-generating capacity by nuclear reactors is 100 GW in the late 1980s. Risk as used in this report is the product of the probability of a release of material to the environment and the consequences resulting from the release. The analysis includes risks in terms of expected fatalities from release of radioactive materials due to transportation accidents involving PWR spent fuel shipped in rail casks. The expected total risk from such shipments is 1.3 x 10/sup -4/ fatalities per year. Risk spectrums are developed for shipments of spent fuel that are 180 days and 4 years out-of-reactor. The risk from transporting spent fuel by train is much less (by 2 to 4 orders of magnitude) than the risk to society from other man-caused events such as dam failure.

Elder, H.K.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation  

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Meier AKMeier@lbl.gov (510) 486-4740 Links Transportation and Air Quality Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Electricity Grid Energy Analysis Energy...

292

Impact of Operational Practices on Rail Line Capacity: A Simulation Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

(AASHTO) predicts that freight rail service will increase 84% based on ton-miles by 2035 (1). In addition trains on certain freight rail corridors, as will commuter rail service in some metropolitan areasImpact of Operational Practices on Rail Line Capacity: A Simulation Analysis Mark Dingler1* , Yung

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

293

DOE - Safety of Radioactive Material Transportation  

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What's their construction? Who uses them? Who makes rules? What are the requirements? Safety Record Radioactive materials are carried by road, rail, water, and air. There are strict regulations that originate from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which cover the packaging and transportation of radioactive materials. Road Rail Water Air [Road transport] Click to view picture [Rail transport] Click to view picture [Sea transport] Click to view picture [Air transport] Click to view picture 1998 DOE Radioactive Shipments in the United States Out of the 3 million hazardous material shipments are made each year, DOE accounts for less than 1% of all radioactive materials shipments and 75% of the total curies shipped in the United States Ship 0 Train 308

294

Transportation costs for new fuel forms produced from low rank US coals  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Transportation costs are examined for four types of new fuel forms (solid, syncrude, methanol, and slurry) produced from low rank coals found in the lower 48 states of the USA. Nine low rank coal deposits are considered as possible feedstocks for mine mouth processing plants. Transportation modes analyzed include ship/barge, pipelines, rail, and truck. The largest potential market for the new fuel forms is coal-fired utility boilers without emission controls. Lowest cost routes from each of the nine source regions to supply this market are determined. 12 figs.

Newcombe, R.J.; McKelvey, D.G. (TMS, Inc., Germantown, MD (USA)); Ruether, J.A. (USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (USA))

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Transportation risk assessment for ethanol transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research is aimed at assessing the quantitative risks involved with an ethanol pipeline. Pipelines that run from the Midwest, where the vast majority of ethanol is produced, to the target areas where reformulated gasoline is required (California, Texas Gulf Coast, New England Atlantic Coast) will be of particular interest. The goal is to conduct a quantitative risk assessment on the pipeline, truck, and rail transportation modes to these areas. As a result of the quantitative risk assessment, we are able to compare the risk associated with the different modes of transportation for ethanol. In order to perform and compare the quantitative risk assessment, the following challenges are addressed: 1) Identify target areas requiring reformulated gasoline 2) Map detailed route for each transportation mode to all three target areas 3) Perform a quantitative risk assessment for each transportation mode 4) Compare quantitative risk assessment results for each route and transportation mode The focus is on California, Texas Gulf Coast, and New England Atlantic Coast because of the large volume. It is beneficial to look at these areas as opposed to the smaller areas because pipeline transportation requires very large volumes. In order to find a meaningful comparison between all three transportation modes, only the areas with the three large volumes were evaluated. Since the risk assessment is completed using historical data, each route is segmented in a way that is consistent with the data that is available. All of the curves support the hypothesis that pipeline transportation poses the least societal risk when transporting ethanol from the Midwest to target areas. Rail transportation poses the largest amount of societal risk. While overall rail incidents are not as frequent as road incidents, the frequency of a fatality is much higher when an incident does occur.

Shelton Davis, Anecia Delaine

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Transportation risk assessment for ethanol transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research is aimed at assessing the quantitative risks involved with an ethanol pipeline. Pipelines that run from the Midwest, where the vast majority of ethanol is produced, to the target areas where reformulated gasoline is required (California, Texas Gulf Coast, New England Atlantic Coast) will be of particular interest. The goal is to conduct a quantitative risk assessment on the pipeline, truck, and rail transportation modes to these areas. As a result of the quantitative risk assessment, we are able to compare the risk associated with the different modes of transportation for ethanol. In order to perform and compare the quantitative risk assessment, the following challenges are addressed: • Identify target areas requiring reformulated gasoline • Map detailed route for each transportation mode to all three target areas • Perform a quantitative risk assessment for each transportation mode • Compare quantitative risk assessment results for each route and transportation mode The focus is on California, Texas Gulf Coast, and New England Atlantic Coast because of the large volume. It is beneficial to look at these areas as opposed to the smaller areas because pipeline transportation requires very large volumes. In order to find a meaningful comparison between all three transportation modes, only the areas with the three large volumes were evaluated. Since the risk assessment is completed using historical data, each route is segmented in a way that is consistent with the data that is available. All of the curves support the hypothesis that pipeline transportation poses the least societal risk when transporting ethanol from the Midwest to target areas. Rail transportation poses the largest amount of societal risk. While overall rail incidents are not as frequent as road incidents, the frequency of a fatality is much higher when an incident does occur.

Shelton Davis, Anecia Delaine

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

EIA - 2010 International Energy Outlook - Transportation  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Transportation Transportation International Energy Outlook 2010 Transportation Sector Energy Consumption In the IEO2010 Reference case, transportation energy use in non-OECD countries increases by an average of 2.6 percent per year from 2007 to 2035, as compared with an average of 0.3 percent per year for OECD countries. Overview Energy use in the transportation sector includes the energy consumed in moving people and goods by road, rail, air, water, and pipeline. The road transport component includes light-duty vehicles, such as automobiles, sport utility vehicles, minivans, small trucks, and motorbikes, as well as heavy-duty vehicles, such as large trucks used for moving freight and buses used for passenger travel. Consequently, transportation sector energy demand hinges on growth rates for both economic activity and the driving-age population. Economic growth spurs increases in industrial output, which requires the movement of raw materials to manufacturing sites, as well as the movement of manufactured goods to end users.

298

Transportation energy data book: edition 16  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 16 is a statistical compendium prepared and published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under contract with the Office of Transportation Technologies in the Department of Energy (DOE). Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transportation modes is treated in separate chapters or sections. Chapter 1 compares U.S. transportation data with data from other countries. Aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 2. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption, is dealt with in Chapter 3. Topics in this chapter include automobiles, trucks, buses, fleet vehicles, federal standards, fuel economies, and high- occupancy vehicle lane data. Household travel behavior characteristics are displayed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains information on alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Chapter 6 covers the major nonhighway modes: air, water, and rail. The last chapter, Chapter 7, presents data on environmental issues relating to transportation.

Davis, S.C. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); McFarlin, D.N. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation made by Kevin Blackwell for the NTSF annual meeting held from May 14-16, 2013 in Buffalo, NY

300

Assessment of the risk of transporting propane by truck and train  

SciTech Connect

The risk of shipping propane is discussed and the risk assessment methodology is summarized. The risk assessment model has been constructed as a series of separate analysis steps to allow the risk to be readily reevaluated as additional data becomes available or as postulated system characteristics change. The transportation system and accident environment, the responses of the shipping system to forces in transportation accidents, and release sequences are evaluated to determine both the likelihood and possible consequences of a release. Supportive data and analyses are given in the appendices. The risk assessment results are related to the year 1985 to allow a comparison with other reports in this series. Based on the information presented, accidents involving tank truck shipments of propane will be expected to occur at a rate of 320 every year; accidents involving bobtails would be expected at a rate of 250 every year. Train accidents involving propane shipments would be expected to occur at a rate of about 60 every year. A release of any amount of material from propane trucks, under both normal transportation and transport accident conditions, is to be expected at a rate of about 110 per year. Releases from propane rail tank cars would occur about 40 times a year. However, only those releases that occur during a transportation accident or involve a major tank defect will include sufficient propane to present the potential for danger to the public. These significant releases can be expected at the lower rate of about fourteen events per year for truck transport and about one event every two years for rail tank car transport. The estimated number of public fatalities resulting from these significant releases in 1985 is fifteen. About eleven fatalities per year result from tank truck operation, and approximately half a death per year stems from the movement of propane in rail tank cars.

Geffen, C.A.

1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Taipei terminal rail station : casting an urban gateway  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Access is a key issue in the design of railway stations. The evolution of the train station typology, has resulted in many types of stations based on the development of the stations' access. Since rail travel on a larger ...

Tsai, May Deanna

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

TransForum v31n1 - Rail Lubricant  

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RAIL LUBRICANT TECHNOLOGY GOES HIGH TECH "I ... have invented a new and useful improvement on locomotive-engines used on railroads and common roads by which inclined planes and...

303

Rail delivery of crude oil and petroleum products rising ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA Survey Forms › Facebook Twitter ... carrying about two-thirds of U.S. oil and petroleum products, but rail is on the rise. The Association of American Railroads ...

304

Novel monitoring system to diagnose rail track foundation problems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A low cost, remote monitoring system has been developed to diagnose rail track subgrade failures. The portable monitoring system consists of five liquid vertical settlement probes, one piezometer, a small data acquisition ...

Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

DOE - Safety of Radioactive Material Transportation  

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What are examples of severe testing? What are examples of severe testing? How do the certification tests compare to real-life accidents? Demonstrating target hardness. These full-scale tests, conducted at Sandia National Laboratories Transportation Programs, demonstrate how spent fuel casks perform in accident environments that are more similar to what may happen during actual shipments. Each of the tests included the transportation vehicle as well as the cask. The damage to the casks from these tests was less than the damage during the regulatory hypothetical accident tests, demonstrating that the regulatory tests are more severe. DESCRIPTION PHOTO DURING TEST PHOTO AFTER TEST PHOTO OF PACKAGE AFTER TEST VIDEO OF TEST CRASH TEST Cask rail car with a 74 ton Type B Package on it crashing into a 690 ton concrete block at 81 miles per hour [photo]

306

International Energy Outlook 2000 - Transportation Energy Use  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Oil is expected to remain the primary fuel source for transportation throughout the world, and transportation fuels are projected to account for more than one-half of total world oil consumption from 2005 through 2020. Oil is expected to remain the primary fuel source for transportation throughout the world, and transportation fuels are projected to account for more than one-half of total world oil consumption from 2005 through 2020. With little competition from alternative fuels, at least at the present time, oil is expected to remain the primary energy source for fueling transportation around the globe in the International Energy Outlook 2000 (IEO2000) projections. In the reference case, the share of total world oil consumption that goes to the transportation sector increases from 49 percent in 1997 to 55 percent in 2020 (Figure 84). The IEO2000 projections group transportation energy use into three travel modes—road, air, and other (mostly rail but also including pipelines, inland waterways, and

307

Transportation energy data book: Edition 15  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 15 is a statistical compendium. Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. Purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transportation modes is treated in separate chapters or sections. Chapter I compares US transportation data with data from other countries. Aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 2. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption, is dealt with in Chapter 3. Topics in this chapter include automobiles, trucks, buses, fleet vehicles, federal standards, fuel economies, and high-occupancy vehicle lane data. Household travel behavior characteristics are displayed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains information on alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Chapter 6 covers the major nonhighway modes: air, water, and rail. The last chapter, Chapter 7, presents data environmental issues relating to transportation.

Davis, S.C.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Intercity passenger rail productivity in the Northeast Corridor : implications for the future of high-speed Rail  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The ongoing discussion about the future implementation of high-speed rail (HSR) in the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is full of questions on the feasibility of HSR and the ability of Amtrak to implement it. Indeed, the introduction ...

Archila Téllez, Andrés Felipe

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Planning for a regional rail system : analysis of high speed and high quality rail in the Basque region  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The goal of this thesis is to provide guidance for regional rail network planning to achieve the maximum benefits in terms of economic growth, passenger satisfaction, and environmental sustainability. The hypothesis is ...

Lewis, Paul R. S. (Paul Robinson S.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Ultrasonic guided waves for structural health monitoring and application to rail inspection prototype for the Federal Railroad Administration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

potential of defects in rail,? 5th Int. Railway Eng. ,and potential of guided wave rail inspection,? Insight, 44,Guided wave testing of rail,? Insight, 45, pp. 413-420. I.

Coccia, Stefano

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Air Pollution Impacts of Shifting San Pedro Bay Ports Freight from Truck to Rail in Southern California  

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Angeles. San Pedro Bay Ports Rail study update. 7. The Portnear-dock and off-dock rail yard locations. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThe Port of Long Beach. Rail Master Planning study. 2002.

You, Soyoung Iris; Lee, Gunwoo; Ritchie, Stephen G.; Saphores, Jean-Daniel; Sangkapichai, Mana; Ayala, Roberto

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Capitalization of Transit Investments into Single-Family Home Prices: A Comparative Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems  

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of the VancouverAdvancedLight Rail Transit System on Single-Analysis of Five California Rail Transit Systems John Lanchsof Five California Rail Transit Systems John Landis Subhra

Landis, John; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Zhang, Ming

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Rail versus truck fuel efficiency: The relative fuel efficiency of truck-competitive rail freight and truck operations compared in a range of corridors. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The report summarizes the findings of a study to evaluate the fuel efficiency of rail freight operations relative to competing truckload service. The objective of the study was to identify the circumstances in which rail freight service offers a fuel efficiency advantage over alternative truckload options, and to estimate the fuel savings associated with using rail service. The findings are based on computer simulations of rail and truck freight movements between the same origins and destinations. The simulation input assumptions and data are based on actual rail and truck operations. Input data was provided by U.S. regional and Class I railroads and by large truck fleet operators.

Not Available

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 14  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Designed for use as a desk-top reference, the data book represents an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. The purpose of this document is to present relevant statistical data in the form of tables and graphs. Each of the major transportation modes is treated in separate chapters or sections. Chapter 1 compares US transportation data with data from other countries. Aggregate energy use and energy supply data for all modes are presented in Chapter 2. The highway mode, which accounts for over three-fourths of total transportation energy consumption, is dealt with in Chapter 3. Topics in this chapter include automobiles, trucks, buses, fleet vehicles, federal standards, fuel economies, and high-occupancy vehicle lane data. Household travel behavior characteristics are displayed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains information on alternative fuels and alternatively-fueled vehicles. Chapter 6 covers the major nonhighway modes: air, water, and rail. The last chapter, Chapter 7, presents data environmental issues relating to transportation.

Davis, S.C.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Transportation  

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Due to limited parking, all visitors are strongly encouraged to: Due to limited parking, all visitors are strongly encouraged to: 1) car-pool, 2) take the Lab's special conference shuttle service, or 3) take the regular off-site shuttle. If you choose to use the regular off-site shuttle bus, you will need an authorized bus pass, which can be obtained by contacting Eric Essman in advance. Transportation & Visitor Information Location and Directions to the Lab: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is located in Berkeley, on the hillside directly above the campus of University of California at Berkeley. The address is One Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720. For comprehensive directions to the lab, please refer to: http://www.lbl.gov/Workplace/Transportation.html Maps and Parking Information: On Thursday and Friday, a limited number (15) of barricaded reserved parking spaces will be available for NON-LBNL Staff SNAP Collaboration Meeting participants in parking lot K1, in front of building 54 (cafeteria). On Saturday, plenty of parking spaces will be available everywhere, as it is a non-work day.

316

Union Station, Tacoma, Washington : a design study for a surplus rail site  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent technological changes in railroads, mergers, major shifts in urban land use patterns, and declining rail passenger travel has resulted in a surplus of urban rail lands. These lands represent a significant resource ...

Rhoads, Jeffrey David

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Using land value capture to fund rail transit extensions in Mexico City and Santiago de Chile  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The effects of rail rapid transit on land uses and land values are discussed. Rail transit can enhance accessibility, and can raise the demand for locating in areas around stations, increasing land value, and in some cases ...

Covarrubias, Alvaro, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

New York state high-speed surface transportation study: Final report  

SciTech Connect

In 1990, New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo created an interagency task force under the leadership of Lt. Governor Stan Lundine to investigate the potential of high speed ground transportation (HSGT) systems. Building on information from previous agency activities, including consultant efforts contracted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA), and in-house analyses performed by New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the task force focused on the corridor between New York City and the Niagara Frontier. In December 1991, NYSERDA issued a contract for a study of high speed ground transportation options for New York State. The study`s objective was to assess potential rights-of-way, ridership, energy and environmental impacts, economic benefits, capital, operating, and maintenance costs, and financial viability of HSGT systems. This study builds upon and supplements previous and on-going HSGT activities conducted by the members of the interagency task force. These activities include: Maglev Technical and Economic Feasibility Study (NYSERDA); Maglev Demonstration Site Investigation (NYSTA); and New York/Massachusetts High Speed Ground Transportation Study (NYSDOT). This study is intended to verify and refine previous information and analyses and provide supplemental information and insights to be used in determining if additional investigation and activities involving HSGT are desirable for New York State. This study evaluates HSGT technologies capable of speeds significantly higher than those achieved with the present rail system. Three HSGT categories are used in this study: incremental rail improvement, very high-speed rail, and Maglev.

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1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Safety of high speed guided ground transportation systems: Comparison of magnetic and electric fields of conventional and advanced electrified transportation systems. Final report, September 1992-March 1993  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Concerns exist regarding the potential safety, environmental and health effects on the public and on transportation workers due to electrification along new or existing rail corridors, and to proposed maglev and high speed rail operations. Therefore, the characterization of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced by both steady (dc) and alternating currents (ac) at power frequency (50 Hz in Europe and 60 Hz in the U.S.) and above, in the Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) range (3-3000 Hz) is of interest. The report summarizes and compares the results of a survey of EMF characteristics (spatial, temporal and frequency bands) for representative conventional railroad and transit and advanced high-speed systems including: the German TR-07 maglev system; the Amtrak Northeast Corridor (NEC) and North Jersey Transit (NJT) trains; the Washington, DC Metrorail (WMATA) and the Boston, MA (MBTA) transit systems; and the French TGV-A high speed rail system. This comprehensive comparative EMF survey produced both detailed data and statistical summaries of EMF profiles, and their variability in time and space. EMF ELF levels for WMATA are also compared to those produced by common environmental sources at home, work, and under power lines, but have specific frequency signatures.

Dietrich, F.M.; Feero, W.E.; Jacobs, W.L.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

I:\Archive\Projects - NUMBERED\8000\8400\8404 Rail Presentation\8404 Fernald Rail Status.prn.pdf  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

04.1 9/05 04.1 9/05 Fernald Closure Project Rail Status Fernald Closure Project Rail Status Dave Lojek DOE Fernald - Operable Unit 1 Project Manager Dave Lojek DOE Fernald - Operable Unit 1 Project Manager 8404.2 9/05 8404.3 9/05 8404.3 9/05 First Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 54 Railcars As of Today: Unit trains shipped 158 Railcars shipped 9,380 Tons shipped 1,009,176 First Rail Shipment: April 26, 1999 54 Railcars As of Today: Unit trains shipped 158 Railcars shipped 9,380 Tons shipped 1,009,176 8404.4 9/05 8404.5 9/05 Disposal contract: June 1998 Two locomotives: June 1998 Four locomotives on site 135 railcars: August 1998 250 railcars in service Rail tender: April 1999 Disposal contract: June 1998 Two locomotives: June 1998 Four locomotives on site 135 railcars: August 1998 250 railcars in service

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321

Examinatal Study on Common Rail Diesel Engine for Multi-injection Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on diesel engine equipped with common rail, the multi-injection strategies common rail diesel engine test bed is established with NI test system. In this test bed, the influences of optimized multi-injection strategies to diesel engine performances ... Keywords: common rail, diesel engine, multi-injection, emission

An Shijie; Chang Hanbao; Xu Hongjun

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

ICC rail-rate proposal could peril coal switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New Interstate Commerce Commission guidelines allowing railroads to increase coal-freight rates as much as 15% above inflation could discourage industrial fuel substitution. Final guidelines will be published after the public-comment period. Dropping oil prices have already weakened industry interest in fuel switching. Rail costs already make up 25 to 60% of coal costs, and moves to deregulate rail freight will further raise costs where railroads have a monopoly. New legislation for a slurry pipeline could introduce competition if eminent domain issues are resolved. (DCK)

Betts, M.

1983-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

323

Economics of new contract options for transporting coal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article assesses the possibilities for electric-utility companies, as shippers of coal needed as fuel in power-generating plants, to realize optimum rail-shipment rates through various means; chiefly, at tariffed rates of the rail carriers and at rates negotiated with the carriers. Factors internal and external to the carrier (railroad) of which shippers may avail themselves in order to enhance their position in pursuit of more-favorable transportation rates are noted.

Beauregard, S.M.; Duffy, T.B.

1983-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

324

Packaging and Transportation | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Packaging and Transportation Packaging and Transportation Packaging and Transportation Packaging and Transportation Radiological shipments are accomplished safely. Annually, about 400 million hazardous materials shipments occur in the United States by rail, air, sea, and land. Of these shipments, about three million are radiological shipments. Since Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, EM has completed over 150,000 shipments of radioactive material/waste. Please click here to see Office of Packaging and Transportation Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report. SUPPORTING PROGRAMS SAFE TRANSPORTATION OF RADIOLOGICAL SHIPMENTS Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) TEPP provides the tools for planning, training and exercises, and technical assistance to assist State and Tribal authorities in preparing for response

325

Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi regulated environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reports on results obtained from the estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled-time series, cross section of Class I railroads for the period 1974-1986. An analysis is performed of short-run and long-run ...

Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

High Speed Rail in Greece : methods for evaluating economic impacts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High Speed Rail is a mode that gains popularity every day. Many countries have such a network and others are on the way to adopting one. Greece, which is part of the European Union, is one of those countries that are looking ...

Radopoulou, Stefania Christina

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Market Profiles of Rail-Based Housing Projects in California  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

research, just lowering costs is not necessarilythe mosteffective wayof luring morepeopleto railresearch suggests that those interested in building apartments and condominiums near California’s railresearch has been conducted to date which confirms or alters these hypotheses on whotends to live in dense housing near rail

Cervero, Robert; Menotti, Val

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Satellite Detec*on of Truck & Rail NO2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Satellite Detec*on of Truck & Rail NO2 Erica Bickford Tracey Holloway Environment (SAGE) University of Wisconsin Madison #12;Freight and Air Quality 2 · Transporta*on is the largest source of NOx emissions. · Freight accounts for 33

Jacob, Daniel J.

329

Carrying freight on high-speed rail lines  

SciTech Connect

Under the current economic climate it is expected that any new high-speed rail line in the US would be constructed as a public/private partnership, requiring substantial private investment, and thus the expectation of reasonable profits. To date, proposed high-speed rail lines have failed to attract sufficient investment to create any new starts, in great part due to the conclusion that these systems would not likely cover their capital and operating costs and also provide reasonable profit for investors. Studies of the economic potential of US high-speed rail lines have commonly considered them as passenger carriers only, depending solely on ridership as a source of revenue. Yet is likely that significant revenue potential exists for carrying higher value freight as well--perhaps enough to substantially improve the economic viability of certain high-speed operations. Some basic technical aspects of carrying freight on high-speed rail lines are presented, along with an analysis to estimate the quantity of freight that may be technically practical, and thus potentially economically viable, for a high-speed train to carry.

Plotkin, D. [Army Construction Engineering Research Lab., Champaign, IL (United States)

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

The Rail Technology Unit Opportunities for Improving Interfaces between  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, Overhead, Loading, Inspection, Maintenance V - I Interaction Signaling, Loading & Unloading, Pantograph VAMPIRE Finite Element etc NUCARS Name of Tool Introductio n Inputs Output s Contac Comments+Rail Profiles Wheel data Vehicle data Substructure data Tools Structure impact vampire Mini-prof Clear Route #12

331

Vehicle-track-underground modeling of rail induced wave propagation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A moving rail vehicle may cause propagating waves to the surroundings potentially leading to detrimental effects for the track construction, nuisances for the surroundings and interference with delicate electronic equipment. A full computational model ... Keywords: Finite element analysis, Rigid body dynamics, Vibrations

Håkan Lane; Torbjörn Ekevid; Per Kettil; Chun Yuen Ching; Nils-Erik Wiberg

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Final DUF6 PEIS: Volume 2: Appendix J; Transportation  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Transportation Transportation Depleted UF 6 PEIS J-i APPENDIX J: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF TRANSPORTATION OF UF 6 CYLINDERS, URANIUM OXIDE, URANIUM METAL, AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS Transportation Depleted UF 6 PEIS J-ii Transportation Depleted UF 6 PEIS J-iii CONTENTS (APPENDIX J) NOTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-vi J.1 SUMMARY OF TRANSPORTATION OPTION IMPACTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-3 J.2 TRANSPORTATION MODES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-8 J.2.1 Truck Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-8 J.2.2 Rail Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-9 J.2.3 Transportation Options Considered But Not Analyzed in Detail . . . . . . . . . . J-9 J.3 IMPACTS OF OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-10 J.3.1

333

Tradeoff between Efficiency and Melting for a High-Performance Electromagnetic Rail Gun  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We estimate the temperature distribution in the rails of an electromagnetic rail gun (EMG) due to the confinement of the current in a narrow surface layer resulting from the skin effect. In order to obtain analytic results, we assume a simple geometry for the rails, an electromagnetic skin effect boundary edge that propagates with the accelerating armature, and a current carrying channel controlled by magnetic field diffusion into the rails. We compute the temperature distribution in the rails at the time that the armature leaves the rails. For the range of exit velocities, from 1500 m/s to 5000 m/s, we find the highest temperatures are near the gun breech. After a single gun firing, the temperature reaches the melting temperature of the metal rails in a layer of finite thickness near the surface of the rails, for rails made of copper or tantalum. We plot the thickness of the melt layer as a function of position along the rails. In all cases, the thickness of the melt layer increases with gun velocity, making damage to the gun rails more likely at higher velocity. We also calculate the efficiency of the EMG as a function of gun velocity and find that the efficiency increases with increasing velocity, but only if the length of the gun is sufficiently long. The thickness of the melted layer also decreases with increasing rail length. Therefore, there is a tradeoff: for rails of sufficient length, the gun efficiency increases with increasing velocity but the melted layer thickness in the rails also increases.

William C. McCorkle; Thomas B. Bahder

2008-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

334

Should we transport coal, gas, or electricity: cost, efficiency, and environmental implications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors examine the life cycle costs, environmental discharges, and deaths of moving coal via rail, coal to synthetic natural gas via pipeline, and electricity via wire from the Powder River Basin (PRB) in Wyoming to Texas. Which method has least social cost depends on how much additional investment in rail line, transmission, or pipeline infrastructure is required, as well as how much and how far energy is transported. If the existing rail lines have unused capacity, coal by rail is the cheapest method (up to 200 miles of additional track could be added). If no infrastructure exists, greater distances and larger amounts of energy favor coal by rail and gasified coal by pipeline over electricity transmission. For 1,000 miles and 9 gigawatts of power, a gas pipeline is cheapest, has less environmental discharges, uses less land, and is least obtrusive. 28 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

Joule A. Bergerson; Lester B. Lave [Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (US)

2005-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

335

Defense Transportation - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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Defense Transportation The Center for Transportation Analysis provides analytical, planning, and operational support to defense transportation related projects. This includes the...

336

TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TEXASTRANS TEXAS TRANSPORTATION HALL HONOR OF HALL HONOR OF TEXASTRAN HALL HONOR OF TEXASTRAN HALL HONOR OF Inductees #12;2 TEXAS TRANSPORTATION HALL HONOR OF L NOR OF Texas is recognized as having one of the finest multimodal transportation systems in the world. The existence of this system has been key

337

Spring 2013 National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Meeting, New York |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Transportation Stakeholders Forum » Spring 2013 National National Transportation Stakeholders Forum » Spring 2013 National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Meeting, New York Spring 2013 National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Meeting, New York Spring 2013 National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Meeting, New York Save the Date NTSF Registration Announcement NTSF 2013 Agenda EM's Huizenga Gives Keynote Address at National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Spring 2013 NTSF Presentations May 14, 2013 Presentations Communication Is Key to Packaging and Transportation Safety and Compliance North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Rail Routing U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board: Roles and Priorities

338

1.258J / 11.541J / ESD.226J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning, Fall 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focussing on bus and rail. Description of technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost. Current ...

Wilson, Nigel H. M.

339

1.258J / 11.541J / ESD.226J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning, Spring 2006  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are ...

Wilson, Nigel

340

Rail Technology Unit RTU Consultancy & Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Vampire and in-house models · Vehicle-track interaction and track quality · Vehicle performance including of increased axle load including costs, benefits and component assessment · Extending asset life including haul operations are subjected to a combination of mechanical and thermal loads, both of which can

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341

Naval Spent Fuel Rail Shipment Accident Exercise Objectives  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NAVAL SPENT FUEL RAIL SHIPMENT NAVAL SPENT FUEL RAIL SHIPMENT ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES * Familiarize stakeholders with the Naval spent fuel ACCIDENT EXERCISE OBJECTIVES Familiarize stakeholders with the Naval spent fuel shipping container characteristics and shipping practices * Gain understanding of how the NNPP escorts who accompany the spent fuel shipments will interact with civilian emergency services representatives g y p * Allow civilian emergency services agencies the opportunity to evaluate their response to a pp y p simulated accident * Gain understanding of how the communications links that would be activated in an accident involving a Naval spent fuel shipment would work 1 NTSF May 11 ACCIDENT EXERCISE TYPICAL TIMELINE * Conceptual/Organizational Meeting - April 6 E R T i d it t t d TYPICAL TIMELINE

342

Dual-circuit segmented rail phased induction motor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved linear motor utilizes two circuits, rather that one circuit and an opposed plate, to gain efficiency. The powered circuit is a flat conductive coil. The opposed segmented rail circuit is either a plurality of similar conductive coils that are shorted, or a plurality of ladders formed of opposed conductive bars connected by a plurality of spaced conductors. In each embodiment, the conductors are preferably cables formed from a plurality of intertwined insulated wires to carry current evenly.

Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM); Cowan, Jr., Maynard (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Rail Yard Switcher Locomotive Electrification — Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to identify opportunities, benefits, and challenges to the adoption of electric switcher locomotive technology within rail yards. The study uses public and industry data to evaluate the potential energy, atmospheric emissions, and economic impacts of electric switcher locomotive technology. An engineering model compares energy requirements of electric locomotives with their conventional diesel counterparts. Emissions impacts are estimated using energy consumption and emiss...

2012-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

344

Guard Rail Detection Using Radar and Vision Data Fusion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes a method for detecting guard rails fusing radar and vision data in order to improve and speed-up vehicle detection algorithms. The method is based on the search for uninterrupted oblique lines that cross an interest area. The interest area is dinamically indicated by a radar sensor. A method to manage overlapping areas is also described. The method's efficiency, both in terms of time saving and correct detection rate, is numerically shown.

For Vehicle Detection; Alberto Broggi; Pietro Cerri; Fabio Oleari; Marco Paterlini

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Failure Analysis of Composites at the NTSB  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducts investigations into accidents in all modes of transportation including aviation, rail,

346

Rail delivery of U.S. oil and petroleum products continues ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

... the United States is relying ... up 48% from the same period in 2012, ... moved by rail compares with the 7.2 million barrels of crude oil the ...

347

The influence of Nb on the rare earth heavy rail steel mechanical ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Micro-alloying through the additions of Nb or rare earth (RE) elements has been proved to be efficient to enhance the strength and corrosion resistance of rail ...

348

New Rail Steels for the 21st Century - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first phase of the work was to carefully characterize the existing rail steels in terms of interlamellar spacing, cleanliness and pro-eutectoid cementite.

349

Optimization of Thermal Cycle for Rails with Respect to the Wear ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Optimization of Thermal Cycle for Rails with Respect to the Wear ... A Hybrid Model on Low Energy Ion Beam Processing Leading to Phase ...

350

Microsoft Word - Rail TG.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Excerpted from U.S DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) TRANSPORTATION EXTERNAL COORDINATION (TEC) WORKING GROUP MEETING March 14-15, 2006 Participants: Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Bill Burgel (HDR Engineering), Sandy Covi (UP), Anne deLain Clark (WGA), Earl Easton (NRC), Pat Edwards (NE Task Force), Ray English (DOE, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program), Atef Elzeftawy (Las Vegas Paiute Tribe), Scott Field (WIEB), Bob Fronczak (AAR), Bob Fry (NCSL), Bob Halstead (Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects), Paul Johnson (ORNL), Jay Jones (DOE), Marsha Keister (INL), Angela Kordyak (DOE, Office of General Counsel), Gary Lanthrum (DOE), Adam Levin (Exelon), Mel Massaro (DOT/FRA), Michael Mulhare (NE Task Force), Doug Osborn (SNL), Ellen Ott (DOE, Office of General Counsel), Scott Palmer (BLET), Rich Pinney (NE Task

351

08FFL-0020Influence of High Fuel Rail Pressure and Urea Selective Catalytic Reduction on PM Formation in an Off-Highway Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of fuel rail pressure (FRP) and urea-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) on particulate matter (PM) formation is investigated in this paper along with notes regarding the NOx and other emissions. Increasing FRP was shown to reduce the overall soot and total PM mass for four operating conditions. These conditions included two high speed conditions (2400 rpm at 540 and 270 Nm of torque) and two moderated speed conditions (1400 rpm at 488 and 325 Nm). The concentrations of CO2 and NOx increased with fuel rail pressure and this is attributed to improved fuel-air mixing. Interestingly, the level of unburned hydrocarbons remained constant (or increased slightly) with increased FRP. PM concentration was measured using an AVL smoke meter and scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS); and total PM was collected using standard gravimetric techniques. These results showed that the smoke number and particulate concentrations decrease with increasing FRP. However the decrease becomes more gradual as very high rail pressures. Additionally, the total PM decreased with increasing FRP; however, the soluble organic fraction (SOF) reaches a maximum after which it declines with higher rail pressure. The total PM was collected for the two 1400 rpm conditions downstream of the engine, diesel oxidation catalyst, and a urea-SCR catalyst. The results show that significant PM reduction occurs in the SCR catalyst even during high rates of urea dosage. Analysis of the PM indicates that residual SOF is burned up in the SCR catalyst.

Kass, Michael D [ORNL; Domingo, Norberto [ORNL; Storey, John Morse [ORNL; Lewis Sr, Samuel Arthur [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Application of fuel cells to highway and nonhighway transportation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Transportation is the nation's largest single energy user and accounts for approximately 50% of our current petroleum consumption. This fact not only defines the urgency of the problem, it also delineates the magnitude of the infrastructure already in place and the built-in inertia of the system. Major changes in our modes of transportation will not take place instantly, as we might wish, but will certainly require years and, perhaps, decades of steady evolution and technological development. Fuel cells are a promising alternate power source for transportation applications for a number of reasons. Modeling studies have indicated the potential for providing highway vehicles with performance and range comparable to those provided by internal combustion engines. Fuel cells are efficient and therefore reduce energy consumption. They are nonpolluting in terms of both air and noise pollution - highly desirable features for urban applications. In addition, they can operate on nonpetroleum fuels such as hydrogen or hydrogen in combined form, for example, methanol or ammonia, thereby reducing the nation's petroleum dependency. The investigation of the application of fuel cells to the highway transportation described began in 1977. Recently, the scope was broadened to include a determination of the feasibility of using fuel cells in nonhighway transportation, i.e., rail and marine.

Huff, J.R.; McCormich, J.B.; Lynn, D.K.; Bobbett, R.E.; Dooley, G.R.; Derouin, C.R.; Murray, H.S.; Srinivasan, S.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Application of fuel cells to highway and nonhighway transportation  

SciTech Connect

Transportation is the nation's largest single energy user and accounts for approximately 50% of our current petroleum consumption. This fact not only defines the urgency of the problem, it also delineates the magnitude of the infrastructure already in place and the built-in inertia of the system. Major changes in our modes of transportation will not take place instantly, as we might wish, but will certainly require years and, perhaps, decades of steady evolution and technological development. Fuel cells are a promising alternate power source for transportation applications for a number of reasons. Modeling studies have indicated the potential for providing highway vehicles with performance and range comparable to those provided by internal combustion engines. Fuel cells are efficient and therefore reduce energy consumption. They are nonpolluting in terms of both air and noise pollution - highly desirable features for urban applications. In addition, they can operate on nonpetroleum fuels such as hydrogen or hydrogen in combined form, for example, methanol or ammonia, thereby reducing the nation's petroleum dependency. The investigation of the application of fuel cells to the highway transportation described began in 1977. Recently, the scope was broadened to include a determination of the feasibility of using fuel cells in nonhighway transportation, i.e., rail and marine.

Huff, J.R.; McCormich, J.B.; Lynn, D.K.; Bobbett, R.E.; Dooley, G.R.; Derouin, C.R.; Murray, H.S.; Srinivasan, S.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Update Presentation to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Mall and Knoll · Internal Campus street connections · New traffic lights/reprogramming of existing1 Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Update Presentation to the University of Minnesota Board northerly Light Rail Transit alignment over the existing # 9 railroad bridge that provides for excellent

Amin, S. Massoud

355

Rails Beyond Coal The Impacts of "New Energy" & the Dawning of the Domestic Intermodal Age  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rails Beyond Coal ­ The Impacts of "New Energy" & the Dawning of the Domestic Intermodal Age AB) /perishables/others/Coal? Exports ­ "legs"? #12;UNCERTAIN Paper Ethanol Export Coal! Rail Intermediate term volume prospects ABOVE GDP BELOW GD Domestic Coal (?) ABOVE GDP Intermodal/Domestic (++) Intermodal

Bustamante, Fabián E.

356

Transient characteristics analysis based-on circuit models for a high-speed rail system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main purpose of this study is to analyze the current leakage of the power grid due to the change in speed of high-speed rail (HSR). First, using PSIM software as the fundamental basis, this study constructed an overall HSR circuit-based model system, ... Keywords: Scott transformer, high-speed rail system, leakage current, transient behavior

Kuei-Hsiang Chao; Pi-Yun Chen; Chun-Hsin Cheng

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Design of a Pulse Forming Network to Launch an Object Using Rail-Gun  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper aims in the development of a Pulse Forming Network to feed energy to the rail-gun. The ultimate objective is to create a prototype of a pulse forming network that will act as a supply to the rail-gun.

unknown authors

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

PASSENGER RAIL CAR EGRESS – TRB WORKSHOP SUMMARY The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

exploring how to enhance regulations that address the safe, timely, and effective emergency evacuation of occupants from passenger rail vehicles in various emergency scenarios. Several evacuation concepts, strategies, and techniques are currently being investigated and evaluated for applicability to U.S. passenger rail cars. FRA sponsored a Human Factors Workshop related to passenger train emergency egress on

Office Of Railroad Policy; Development Is

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Investigating the Role of Moisture in Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Investigating the Role of Moisture in Concrete Tie Rail Seat Deterioration Proceedings of the 2009 ABSTRACT Rail seat deterioration (RSD) is the most critical problem with concrete tie performance on North American freight railroads. Currently, the causes and mechanics of RSD are not sufficiently understood

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

360

Relationship Building with Freight Railroads Critical to Support Intercity Passenger Rail Development B.A., Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois, 2010  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Relationship Building with Freight Railroads Critical to Support Intercity Passenger Rail: Setting Roles 19 2.6 Saving American Freight Rail 22 2.7 The Staggers Act 23 2.8 Defining the Modern.9 Freight Rail Service Types: Manifest vs. Unit 37 3.10 Summary 39 4. SHARED USE POLICY, PLANNING

Illinois at Chicago, University of

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361

Intermodal Transportation, USACE Style  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has developed project management techniques with a proven track record for safe and successful results for constructing large scale and massive projects such as improving our nations water transportation systems, flood control, bridges and dams. Applying many of these techniques to the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) managed by USACE to remediate the environment is achieving the same safe and successful results as their construction projects. This paper examines the additional economics and improved safety results of using intermodal containers and a combination of rail and truck transportation conveyances to transport the contaminated soil and debris from the Linde FUSRAP site, located in Tonawanda, New York.

Grumski, K. M.; Coutts, P. W.

2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

362

Transportation Shock and Vibration Literature Review  

SciTech Connect

This report fulfills the M4 milestone M4FT-13OR08220112, "Report Documenting Experimental Activities." The purpose of this report is to document the results of a literature review conducted of studies related to the vibration and shock associated with the normal conditions of transport for rail shipments of used nuclear fuel from commercial light-water reactors. As discussed in Adkins (2013), the objective of this report is to determine if adequate data exist that would enable the impacts of the shock and vibration associated with the normal conditions of transport on commercial light-water reactor used nuclear fuel shipped in current generation rail transportation casks to be realistically modeled.

Maheras, Steven J.; Lahti, Erik A.; Ross, Steven B.

2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

363

Preliminary assessment of costs and risks of transporting spent fuel by barge  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to analyze the costs and risks associated with transporting spent fuel by barge. The barge movements would be made in combination with rail movements to transport spent fuel from plants to a repository. For the purpose of this analysis, three candidate repository sites are analyzed: Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Deaf Smith, Texas, and Hanford, Washington. This report complements a report prepared by Sandia National Laboratories in 1984 that analyzes the costs and risks of transporting spent fuel by rail and by truck to nine candidate repository sites.

Tobin, R.L.; Meshkov, N.K.; Jones, R.H.

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Impact of Spatial Filtering on the Least Cost Path Method: Selecting a High-Speed Rail Route for Ohio's 3-C Corridor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the face of renewed interest in High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects, Ohio is one of several states seeking federal funding to relieve pressure on aging, overburdened highway infrastructure by constructing passenger rail routes between major cities. This ... Keywords: 3-C Corridor, High-Speed Rail, Least Cost Path, Ohio Hub Project, Rail Routing

Amy E. Rock; Amanda Mullett; Saad Algharib; Jared Schaffer; Jay Lee

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

The U. S. transportation sector in the year 2030: results of a two-part Delphi survey.  

SciTech Connect

A two-part Delphi Survey was given to transportation experts attending the Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy in August, 2011. The survey asked respondents about trends in the US transportation sector in 2030. Topics included: alternative vehicles, high speed rail construction, rail freight transportation, average vehicle miles traveled, truck versus passenger car shares, vehicle fuel economy, and biofuels in different modes. The survey consisted of two rounds -- both asked the same set of seven questions. In the first round, respondents were given a short introductory paragraph about the topic and asked to use their own judgment in their responses. In the second round, the respondents were asked the same questions, but were also given results from the first round as guidance. The survey was sponsored by Argonne National Lab (ANL), the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), and implemented by University of California at Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies. The survey was part of the larger Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project run by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Of the 206 invitation letters sent, 94 answered all questions in the first round (105 answered at least one question), and 23 of those answered all questions in the second round. 10 of the 23 second round responses were at a discussion section at Asilomar, while the remaining were online. Means and standard deviations of responses from Round One and Two are given in Table 1 below. One main purpose of Delphi surveys is to reduce the variance in opinions through successive rounds of questioning. As shown in Table 1, the standard deviations of 25 of the 30 individual sub-questions decreased between Round One and Round Two, but the decrease was slight in most cases.

Morrison, G.; Stephens, T.S. (Energy Systems); (Univ. of California at Davis); (ES)

2011-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

366

Coal Transportation Rate Sensitivity Analysis  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

On December 21, 2004, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) requested that the Energy Information Administration (EIA) analyze the impact of changes in coal transportation rates on projected levels of electric power sector energy use and emissions.Specifically, the STB requested an analysis of changes in national and regional coalconsumption and emissions resulting from adjustments in railroad transportation rates for Wyoming's Powder River Basin (PRB) coal using the National Energy Modeling System(NEMS). However, because NEMS operates at a relatively aggregate regional level and does not represent the costs of transporting coal over specific rail lines, this analysis reports on the impacts of interregional changes in transportation rates from those used in the Annual Energy Outlook 2005 (AEO2005) reference case.

John Conti

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

TRANSPORTATION CASK RECEIPT AND RETURN FACILITY WORKER DOSE ASSESSMENT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this design calculation is to estimate radiation doses received by personnel working in the Transportation Cask Receipt and Return Facility (TCRRF) of the repository including the personnel at the security gate and cask staging areas. This calculation is required to support the preclosure safety analysis (PCSA) to ensure that the predicted doses are within the regulatory limits prescribed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The Cask Receipt and Return Facility receives NRC licensed transportation casks loaded with spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). The TCRRF operation starts with the receipt, inspection, and survey of the casks at the security gate and the staging areas, and proceeds to the process facilities. The transportation casks arrive at the site via rail cars or trucks under the guidance of the national transportation system. This calculation was developed by the Environmental and Nuclear Engineering organization and is intended solely for the use of Design and Engineering in work regarding facility design. Environmental and Nuclear Engineering personnel should be consulted before using this calculation for purposes other than those stated herein or for use by individuals other than authorized personnel in the Environmental and Nuclear Engineering organization.

V. Arakali

2005-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

368

Spring 2011 National Transportation Stakeholder Forum Meetings, Colorado |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 National 1 National Transportation Stakeholder Forum Meetings, Colorado Spring 2011 National Transportation Stakeholder Forum Meetings, Colorado NTSF Spring 2011 Agenda Final Agenda NTSF Presentations Activities and Accomplishments Developing a Regulatory Framework for Extended Storage and Transportation DOE Railcar Fleet Asset Planning & Lessons Learned DOE Shipment Activities: What We Accomplished and a Look Forward DOE-Idaho's Packaging and Transportation Perspective Enhancing Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Evaluation of Shortline Railroads & SNF/HLW Rail Shipment Inspections Tasked for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel Gamma Industry Processing Alliance Overview Global Threat Reduction Initiative National Nuclear Security Administration Overview

369

A demand-responsive decision support system for coal transportation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a demand-responsive decision support system is proposed by integrating the operations of coal shipment, coal stockpiles and coal railing within a whole system. A generic and flexible scheduling optimisation methodology is developed to ... Keywords: Coal shipment, Coal stockpiles, Coal train scheduling, Decision support system, Mine transportation

Erhan Kozan; Shi Qiang Liu

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Rail Topic Group Meeting Summary Wednesday January 20, 1999  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wednesday January 20, 1999 Wednesday January 20, 1999 Winter 1999 Meeting · Radisson-Riverwalk Hotel · Jacksonville Meeting Participants/Affiliations: John Allen/TRB Hazmat Committee Mike Butler/UETC Sandy Covi/Union Pacific Railroad Herman Cunningham/Wisconsin Central Ltd. Railroad Ray English/U.S. DOE, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Robert Fronczak/American Association of Railroads Daren Gilbert/FRA State Rail Safety Program Managers Thomas Lange/State of Missouri, DNR John Lay/U.S. DOT, FRA Swenam Lee/U.S. DOE, FETC William Lemeshewsky/U.S. DOE, OCRWM Brady Lester/U.S. DOE/ORNL Bob Rader/U.S. DOT, FRA Carlisle Smith/Ohio Public Utilities Commission Ralph Smith/U.S. DOE, Carlsbad Area Office David Snyder/U.S. DOT, FRA Uldis Vanags/NE HLRW Task Force James Williams/Planning

371

Standard practice for determining rail-to-Earth resistance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1.1 This practice covers the procedures necessary to follow for measuring resistance-to-earth of the running rails which are used as the conductors for returning the train operating current to the substation in electric mass transit systems. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Steering system for a train of rail-less vehicles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A steering system for use with a multiple vehicle train permits tracking without rails of one vehicle after another. This system is particularly useful for moving conveyor systems into and out of curved paths of room and pillar underground mine installations. The steering system features an elongated steering bar pivotally connected to each of adjacent vehicles at end portions of the bar permitting angular orientation of each vehicle in respect to the steering bar and other vehicles. Each end portion of the steering bar is linked to the near pair of vehicle wheels through wheel yoke pivot arms about king pin type pivots. Movement of the steering bar about its pivotal connection provides proportional turning of the wheels to effect steering and tracking of one vehicle following another in both forward and reverse directions.

Voight, Edward T. (Worthington, OH)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Acoustic Emission in a Fluid Saturated Hetergeneous Porous Layer with Application to Hydraulic Fracture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and High Speed Rail, Transportation Research Board, Nationalfrom Rail Transportation Systems, Transportation Research

Nelson, J.T.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Improved performance of railcar/rail truck interface components  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of this research is to improve the railcar/rail truck interface by developing a low maintenance bearing interface with a favorable friction coefficient. Friction and wear at the center bowl/center plate bearing interface cause high turning moments around curved track, wear of truck components, and increased detrimental dynamic effects. The recommended improvement of the rail truck interface is a set of two steel inserts, one concave and one convex, that can be retrofit to center bowls/center plates. The insert geometry addresses concerns about maintaining favorable pressure distribution on existing components, minimizing overall height increase to accommodate existing infrastructure, and retaining railcar stability. The stability of the railcar upon the design inserts has been ensured when the instantaneous center of rotation of the railcar body is above the railcar center of gravity. The damping ratio provided by the frictional moment within center bowl is 240 and eliminates the possibility of dynamic amplification. Using a 90 inch radius of curvature ensures stability and requires a 0.5 inch diameter reduction of the existing center plate for a gap of 1/16 inch. The increase in railcar height for the specific design is 0.71 inches which can be absorbed by either grinding of the center plate or new manufacturing dimensions. The design is feasible for small travel values corresponding to small vertical gaps at the side bearings. In addition to geometry alterations, the bearing surfaces are coated with a protective metallic layer. The literature suggests that optimum friction coefficients between bearing elements in the center bowl/center plate interface may reduce turning moments of the truck, wear of truck components, and detrimental dynamic effects such as hunting. Axial-torsional tests determined friction coefficient estimates and wear properties for a matrix of various metallic protective coatings and steel. Tungsten carbide-cobalt-chrome has a favorable coefficient of 0.3 under standard center bowl/center plate contact conditions.

Story, Brett Alan

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Estimating commuter rail demand to Kendall Square along the Grand Junction Corridor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Since acquiring the Grand Junction Railroad in June 2010 from CSX, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has explored the possibility of using the line for commuter rail service. In addition the Grand Junction ...

Bockelie, Adam

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Financial impacts of and financing methods for high-speed rail in Portugal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High-speed rail (HSR) becomes a very hot topic recently when all Portugal, the United Stated, China, Japan, Spain, etc. are ambitious in building their HSR systems. Although HSR is expected to shrink the temporal distance ...

Huang, Teng, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

U.S. rail carloads of coal in first quarter of 2012 lowest ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Total U.S. carloads of coal by rail during the first quarter of 2012 fell to 1.55 million carloads, the lowest level for any quarter since the ...

378

Shaping time light and movement : a modern rail station for Boston  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

After a century of neglect, due to investment in worldwide road construction and enlargements of airports, there is a renewed incentive to revive rail travel within the continental US. This motivation is derived from both ...

Lin, Juintow, 1973-

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call 5_17_07  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DRAFT DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call Thursday, May 17, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT Conference Call Minutes Participants: Chair: Alex Thrower (RW) Members: Jane Beetem...

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Plans for Crash-Tested Bridge Railings for Longitudinal Wood Decks on Low-Volume Roads  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The plans for crashworthy bridge railings for low-volume roads were developed through a cooperative research program involving the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL); the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

United States; Forest Service; Michael A. Ritter; Ronald K. Faller; Steve Bunnell; Paula D. Hilbrich Lee; Barry T. Rosson Abstract

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rail deliveries of oil and petroleum products up 38% in first ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA Survey Forms › Facebook Twitter ... Rail deliveries of crude oil and petroleum products in June alone jumped 51% to 42,000 tanker cars from a year earlier to an ...

382

High Speed and Highly Testable Parallel Two-Rail Code Checker  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this article we propose a high speed and highly testable parallel two-rail code checker, which features a compact structure and is Totally-Self-Checking or Strongly Code-Disjoint with respect to a wide set of realistic faults. The proposed checker is also particularly suitable to implement embedded two-rail code checkers, as it requires only two input codewords for fault detection. Our checker can be employed to check the correct operation of a connected functional block using the two-rail code, to implement the output two-rail code checker of "normal" checkers for unordered codes, or to join together the error messages produced by various checkers (possibly using different codes) present within the same self-checking system. The behavior of our checker has been verified by means of electrical level simulations (performed using HSPICE), considering both nominal values and statistical variations of electrical parameters.

Martin Omana Daniele; Daniele Rossi; Cecilia Metra

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Low cost monitoring system to diagnose problematic rail bed : case study of Mud Pumping Site  

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This thesis describes the development of low cost sensors and wireless sensor network (WSN) platform aimed at characterizing problematic rail beds (subgrade). The instrumentations are installed at a busy high-speed Northeast ...

Aw, Eng Sew, 1978-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Comparison of high-speed rail and maglev system costs  

SciTech Connect

This paper compares the two modes of transportation, and notes important similarities and differences in the technologies and in how they can be implemented to their best advantage. Problems with making fair comparisons of the costs and benefits are discussed and cost breakdowns based on data reported in the literature are presented and discussed in detail. Cost data from proposed and actual construction projects around the world are summarized and discussed. Results from the National Maglev Initiative and the recently-published Commercial Feasibility Study are included in the discussion. Finally, estimates will be given of the expected cost differences between HSR and maglev systems implemented under simple and complex terrain conditions. The extent to which the added benefits of maglev technology offset the added costs is examined.

Rote, D.M.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN AND SURROUNDING THE CALIENTE RAIL CORRIDOR, NEVADA  

SciTech Connect

The purpose for agency action is to preclude surface entry and the location of new mining claims, subject to valid existing rights, within and surrounding the Caliente rail corridor as described in the Yucca Mountain FEIS (DOE 2002). This protective measure is needed to enhance the safe, efficient, and uninterrupted evaluation of land areas for potential rail alignments within the Caliente rail corridor. The evaluation will assist the DOE in determining, through the Rail Alignment environmental impact statement (EIS) process, whether to construct a branch rail line, and to provide support to the BLM in deciding whether or not to reserve a ROW for the rail line under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). The BLM participated as a cooperating agency in preparing this EA because it is the responsible land manager and BLM staff could contribute resource specific expertise.

DOE

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Off-Highway Transportation-Related Fuel Use  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The transportation sector includes many subcategories--for example, on-highway, off-highway, and non-highway. Use of fuel for off-highway purposes is not well documented, nor is the number of off-highway vehicles. The number of and fuel usage for on-highway and aviation, marine, and rail categories are much better documented than for off-highway land-based use. Several sources document off-highway fuel use under specific conditions--such as use by application (e.g., recreation) or by fuel type (e.g., gasoline). There is, however, no single source that documents the total fuel used off-highway and the number of vehicles that use the fuel. This report estimates the fuel usage and number of vehicles/equipment for the off-highway category. No new data have been collected nor new models developed to estimate the off-highway data--this study is limited in scope to using data that already exist. In this report, unless they are being quoted from a source that uses different terminology, the terms are used as listed below. (1) ''On-highway/on-road'' includes land-based transport used on the highway system or other paved roadways. (2) ''Off-highway/off-road'' includes land-based transport not using the highway system or other paved roadways. (3) ''Non-highway/non-road'' includes other modes not traveling on highways such as aviation, marine, and rail. It should be noted that the term ''transportation'' as used in this study is not typical. Generally, ''transportation'' is understood to mean the movement of people or goods from one point to another. Some of the off-highway equipment included in this study doesn't transport either people or goods, but it has utility in movement (e.g., a forklift or a lawn mower). Along these lines, a chain saw also has utility in movement, but it cannot transport itself (i.e., it must be carried) because it does not have wheels. Therefore, to estimate the transportation-related fuel used off-highway, transportation equipment is defined to include all devices that have wheels, can move or be moved from one point to another, and use fuel. An attempt has been made to exclude off-highway engines that do not meet all three of these criteria (e.g., chain saws and generators). The following approach was used to determine the current off-highway fuel use. First, a literature review was conducted to ensure that all sources with appropriate information would be considered. Secondly, the fuel use data available from each source were compiled and compared in so far as possible. Comparable data sets (i.e., same fuel type; same application) were evaluated. Finally, appropriate data sets were combined to provide a final tally.

Davis, S.C.

2004-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

387

Development and evaluation of the combined loading modification to the V-notched rail shear test method for composite laminates.  

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??The objective of this research was to determine what modifications would be most effective in improving the loading capacity of the V-Notched Rail Shear test… (more)

Johnson, Jeffrey Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Quality of rail passenger experience: the direct and spillover effects of crowding on individual well-being and organisational behaviour.  

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??The challenge of rail passenger crowding has not been fully addressed in the scientific literature. This thesis describes a research work aimed at (1) investigating… (more)

Mohd Mahudin, Nor Diana

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Hydrogen transport and storage in engineered glass microspheres  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

New, high-strength, hollow, glass microspheres filled with pressurized hydrogen exhibit storage densities which make them attractive for bulk hydrogen storage and transport. The hoop stress at failure of our engineered glass microspheres is about 150,000 psi, permitting a three-fold increase in pressure limit and storage capacity above commercial microspheres, which fail at wall stresses of 50,000 psi. For this project, microsphere material and structure will be optimized for storage capacity and charge/discharge kinetics to improve their commercial practicality. Microsphere production scale up will be performed, directed towards large-scale commercial use. Our analysis relating glass microspheres for hydrogen transport with infrastructure and economics` indicate that pressurized microspheres can be economically competitive with other forms of bulk rail and truck transport such as hydride beds, cryocarbons and pressurized tube transports. For microspheres made from advanced materials and processes, analysis will also be performed to identify the appropriate applications of the microspheres considering property variables, and different hydrogen infrastructure, end use, production and market scenarios. This report presents some of the recent modelling results for large beds of glass microspheres in hydrogen storage applications. It includes plans for experiments to identify the properties relevant to large-bed hydrogen transport and storage applications, of the best, currently producible, glass microspheres. This work began in March, 1994. Project successes will be manifest in the matching of cur-rent glass microspheres with a useful application in hydrogen bulk transport and storage, and in developing microsphere materials and processes that increase the storage density and reduce the storage energy requirement.

Rambach, G.D.

1994-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

390

Residential Self Selection and Rail Commuting: A Nested Logit Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An error was discovered in the original Table 1 of this study. Notably, the Inclusive terms for the upper-nest model were incorrectly calculated thus the theta terms were in error. This revised working paper corrects this error. Also, the corrected upper nest model has a slightly different specification than originally shown in Table 1 in order to satisfy the condition that the theta values lie between 0 and 1. Some additional text is added to the original working paper regarding the new upper level model, however none of the substantive findings or conclusions of the research change as a result. The additional variables added to the upper nest model reveal that low automobile ownership levels tended to be associated with transit-oriented living. We acknowledge that automobile ownership likely both influences and is influenced by transit-oriented living, thus the coefficient on the automobile ownership variables could be subject to endogeneity bias. The revised equation also shows that controlling for other variables in the equation, having individuals 55 years of age and above in a household reduced the likelihood of living near transit. It is also noted that the estimated coefficients in the lower nest binomial logit models for predicting rail commuting (shown in the right-hand

Robert Cervero; Michael Duncan

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Coal reports Coal reports Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector With Data through 2010 | Release Date: November 16, 2012 | Next Release Date: December 2013 | Correction Previous editions Year: 2011 2004 Go Figure 1. Deliveries from major coal basins to electric power plants by rail, 2010 Background In this latest release of Coal Transportation Rates to the Electric Power Sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) significantly expands upon prior versions of this report with the incorporation of new EIA survey data. Figure 1. Percent of total U.S. rail shipments represented in data figure data Previously, EIA relied solely on data from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), specifically their confidential Carload Waybill Sample. While valuable, due to the statistical nature of the Waybill data,

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Transportation Sector Model of the National Energy Modeling System. Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the objectives, analytical approach and development of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) Transportation Model (TRAN). The report catalogues and describes the model assumptions, computational methodology, parameter estimation techniques, model source code, and forecast results generated by the model. The NEMS Transportation Model comprises a series of semi-independent models which address different aspects of the transportation sector. The primary purpose of this model is to provide mid-term forecasts of transportation energy demand by fuel type including, but not limited to, motor gasoline, distillate, jet fuel, and alternative fuels (such as CNG) not commonly associated with transportation. The current NEMS forecast horizon extends to the year 2010 and uses 1990 as the base year. Forecasts are generated through the separate consideration of energy consumption within the various modes of transport, including: private and fleet light-duty vehicles; aircraft; marine, rail, and truck freight; and various modes with minor overall impacts, such as mass transit and recreational boating. This approach is useful in assessing the impacts of policy initiatives, legislative mandates which affect individual modes of travel, and technological developments. The model also provides forecasts of selected intermediate values which are generated in order to determine energy consumption. These elements include estimates of passenger travel demand by automobile, air, or mass transit; estimates of the efficiency with which that demand is met; projections of vehicle stocks and the penetration of new technologies; and estimates of the demand for freight transport which are linked to forecasts of industrial output. Following the estimation of energy demand, TRAN produces forecasts of vehicular emissions of the following pollutants by source: oxides of sulfur, oxides of nitrogen, total carbon, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds.

NONE

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

DOE - Safety of Radioactive Material Transportation  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Crush Comparison Puncture Comparison Fire Comparison Immersion Comparison Demonstrating target hardness. Comparison of the Free Drop Test to a Passenger Train and Semi-truck Trailer Collision Free Drop Test 3,000,000 lbs of force present in this package certification test. [DROP test] Click to view picture Real-life Accident Comparison 1,000,000 lbs of force present in this real-life accident. [DROP scenario] Click to view picture Real-life scenarios that are encompassed by the above test include: the package being struck by a train traveling 60 MPH the package falling off of a 30-foot high bridge onto solid rock or from a higher bridge onto a highway or railroad the package running into a bridge support or rock slope at 45 MPH. Packages are transported onboard trucks or rail cars, which absorb some of the impact energy, reducing the resulting damage to the packages from the accident. On May 2, 1995, an O&J Gordon Trucking Company truck consisting of a tractor and a lowbed semitrailer became lodged on a high-profile (hump) railroad grade crossing near Sycamore, South Carolina. About 35 minutes later, the truck was struck by southbound Amtrak train No. 81, Silver Star, en route from New York City to Tampa, Florida.

394

Intelligent Transportation Systems - Center for Transportation Analysis  

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Intelligent Transportation Systems Intelligent Transportation Systems The Center for Transportation Analysis does specialty research and development in intelligent transportation systems. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are part of the national strategy for improving the operational safety, efficiency, and security of our nation's highways. Since the early 1990s, ITS has been the umbrella under which significant efforts have been conducted in research, development, testing, deployment and integration of advanced technologies to improve the measures of effectiveness of our national highway network. These measures include level of congestion, the number of accidents and fatalities, delay, throughput, access to transportation, and fuel efficiency. A transportation future that includes ITS will involve a significant improvement in these

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Development of Green Box sensor module technologies for rail applications  

SciTech Connect

Results of a joint Sandia National Laboratories, University of New Mexico, and New Mexico Engineering Research Institute project to investigate an architecture implementing real-time monitoring and tracking technologies in the railroad industry is presented. The work, supported by the New Mexico State Transportation Authority, examines a family of smart sensor products that can be tailored to the specific needs of the user. The concept uses a strap-on sensor package, designed as a value-added component, integrated into existing industry systems and standards. Advances in sensor microelectronics and digital signal processing permit us to produce a class of smart sensors that interpret raw data and transmit inferred information. As applied to freight trains, the sensors` primary purpose is to minimize operating costs by decreasing losses due to theft, and by reducing the number, severity, and consequence of hazardous materials incidents. The system would be capable of numerous activities including: monitoring cargo integrity, controlling system braking and vehicle acceleration, recognizing component failure conditions, and logging sensor data. A cost-benefit analysis examines the loss of revenue resulting from theft, hazardous materials incidents, and accidents. Customer survey data are combined with the cost benefit analysis and used to guide the product requirements definition for a series of specific applications. A common electrical architecture is developed to support the product line and permit rapid product realization. Results of a concept validation, which used commercial hardware and was conducted on a revenue-generating train, are also reported.

Rey, D.; Breeding, R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hogan, J.; Mitchell, J. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); McKeen, R.G. [New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Brogan, J. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Verification Test Suite (VERTS) For Rail Gun Applications using ALE3D: 2-D Hydrodynamics & Thermal Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A verification test suite has been assessed with primary focus on low reynolds number flow of liquid metals. This is representative of the interface between the armature and rail in gun applications. The computational multiphysics framework, ALE3D, is used. The main objective of the current study is to provide guidance and gain confidence in the results obtained with ALE3D. A verification test suite based on 2-D cases is proposed and includes the lid-driven cavity and the Couette flow are investigated. The hydro and thermal fields are assumed to be steady and laminar in nature. Results are compared with analytical solutions and previously published data. Mesh resolution studies are performed along with various models for the equation of state.

Najjar, F M; Solberg, J; White, D

2008-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

397

Laser Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Procedure R & D Zhiyue Xu and Claude B. Reed  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Glazing of Railroad Rail Materials Procedure R & D Zhiyue Xu and Claude B. Reed Laser Applications Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois November 15, 2001 Outline * R & D work on further improving ANL's laser glazing technique - Goals ----faster & better surface finish * Preliminary feasibility study on using laser to heal the service-cracked rails Experimental Setup 1.6 kW Pulsed Nd:YAG laser with fiber-optic beam delivery & optics Nitrogen @ 50 CFH as shielding gas Rotational stage A wheel being laser-glazed Recent Procedure R&D Focusing on Increasing Processing Speed and Smoothening Surface Smoother surface by avoiding deep surface melting by lower laser power density and faster feeding. Old procedure New procedure Faster processing speed by

398

Radiation Scanning Methods for Ship-to-Rail Intermodal Cargo Containers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) runs the Rail Test Center (RTC) at the Port of Tacoma (POT). The RTC affords DNDO with the opportunity to test radiological and nuclear threat detection systems associated with the unique on-dock rail environment while in an operational seaport. DNDO selected the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to manage the RTC. The RTC is conducting various evaluation studies to assess scanning opportunities in terms of their affects on the num-ber of container moves required and the affect that the scanning opportunity has on the time it takes to move a container through the on-dock transfer process from ship to rail. The velocity and the number of container moves are directly associated with incremental costs to the terminal operators; increases in either of these parameters help in-form the potential for incremental costs that would result from the implementation of the opportunity.

Reichmuth, Barbara A.; Stansbury, Paul S.; Taira, Randal Y.; Sanquist, Thomas F.; Collins, Robert

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

399

Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2000 - Transportation Demand  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars, light trucks, industry sport utility vehicles and vans), commercial light trucks (8501-10,000 lbs), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs), freight and passenger airplanes, freight rail, freight shipping, mass transit, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption. Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars, light trucks, industry sport utility vehicles and vans), commercial light trucks (8501-10,000 lbs), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs), freight and passenger airplanes, freight rail, freight shipping, mass transit, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption. Key Assumptions Macroeconomic Sector Inputs

400

A Novel MagPipe Pipeline transportation system using linear motor drives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel capsule pipeline transportation system using linear motor drives, called Magplane MagPipe, is under development with the intention to replace trucks and railways for hauling materials from the mine to the rail head, power plant, or processing plant with reduced operating cost and energy consumption. The initial demonstration of a MagPipe line in Inner Mongolia will be a 500-m-long double-pipe coal transport system with the design transportation capacity of 3 Mega-Mg per year. The pipeline consists of 6-m-long plastic pipe modules with an I-beam suspension system inside the pipe to carry sets of five coupled capsules. The pipe will also contain noncontinuous motor winding modules spaced at 50-m intervals. A set of Halbach-arrayed permanent magnets on the bottom of the capsules interact with the linear motor windings to provide propulsion. The motor is driven by variable frequency drives outside the pipe to control the speed. This paper briefly describes the overall MagPipe pipeline transportation system, including the preliminary conclusions of the linear synchronous motor analysis.

Fang, J.R.; Montgomery, D.B.; Roderick, L. [Magplane Technology Inc., Littleton, MA (United States)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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401

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy Transportation Planning, Route Selection, and Rail Issues  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation made by Judith Holm, Alex Thrower, Mark Abkowitz, and Tim Runyon for the NTSF annual meeting held from May 14-16, 2013 in Buffalo, NY.

402

Analysis of Fuel Ethanol Transportation Activity and Potential Distribution Constraints  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides an analysis of fuel ethanol transportation activity and potential distribution constraints if the total 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel use by 2022 is mandated by EPA under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Ethanol transport by domestic truck, marine, and rail distribution systems from ethanol refineries to blending terminals is estimated using Oak Ridge National Laboratory s (ORNL s) North American Infrastructure Network Model. Most supply and demand data provided by EPA were geo-coded and using available commercial sources the transportation infrastructure network was updated. The percentage increases in ton-mile movements by rail, waterways, and highways in 2022 are estimated to be 2.8%, 0.6%, and 0.13%, respectively, compared to the corresponding 2005 total domestic flows by various modes. Overall, a significantly higher level of future ethanol demand would have minimal impacts on transportation infrastructure. However, there will be spatial impacts and a significant level of investment required because of a considerable increase in rail traffic from refineries to ethanol distribution terminals.

Das, Sujit [ORNL; Peterson, Bruce E [ORNL; Chin, Shih-Miao [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Analysis of near-term spent fuel transportation hardware requirements and transportation costs  

SciTech Connect

A computer model was developed to quantify the transportation hardware requirements and transportation costs associated with shipping spent fuel in the commercial nucler fuel cycle in the near future. Results from this study indicate that alternative spent fuel shipping systems (consolidated or disassembled fuel elements and new casks designed for older fuel) will significantly reduce the transportation hardware requirements and costs for shipping spent fuel in the commercial nuclear fuel cycle, if there is no significant change in their operating/handling characteristics. It was also found that a more modest cost reduction results from increasing the fraction of spent fuel shipped by truck from 25% to 50%. Larger transportation cost reductions could be realized with further increases in the truck shipping fraction. Using the given set of assumptions, it was found that the existing spent fuel cask fleet size is generally adequate to perform the needed transportation services until a fuel reprocessing plant (FRP) begins to receive fuel (assumed in 1987). Once the FRP opens, up to 7 additional truck systems and 16 additional rail systems are required at the reference truck shipping fraction of 25%. For the 50% truck shipping fraction, 17 additional truck systems and 9 additional rail systems are required. If consolidated fuel only is shipped (25% by truck), 5 additional rail casks are required and the current truck cask fleet is more than adequate until at least 1995. Changes in assumptions could affect the results. Transportation costs for a federal interim storage program could total about $25M if the FRP begins receiving fuel in 1987 or about $95M if the FRP is delayed until 1989. This is due to an increased utilization of federal interim storage facility from 350 MTU for the reference scenario to about 750 MTU if reprocessing is delayed by two years.

Daling, P.M.; Engel, R.L.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Managing Projects with Strong Technological Rupture - Case of High-Speed Ground Transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ERRAC European Rail Research Advisory Council.ERRI European Rail Research Institute HSGT High-Speed Groundwas involved n both rail and Maglev research aiming at the

de Tilière, Guillaume

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Materials Transportation Testing & Analysis at Sandia National Laboratories  

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RMIR (Radioactive Materials Incident Report) Database Transportation RMIR (Radioactive Materials Incident Report) Database Transportation Accident and Incident Experience,1971-1999 Access Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS) the primary source of national data for the Federal, state, and local governmental agencies responsible for the safety of hazardous materials transportation. Rail Transport Highway Transport Air Transport The Radioactive Material Incident Report (RMIR) Database was developed in 1981 at the Transportation Technology Center of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to support its research and development activities for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This database contains information about radioactive materials transportation incidents that have occurred in the U.S. from 1971 through 1999. These data were drawn from the U.S.

406

EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 - Transportation Demand  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Transportation Demand Module Transportation Demand Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2009 Transportation Demand Module The NEMS Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions (see Figure 5) and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks), commercial light trucks (8,501-10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight and passenger aircraft, freight, rail, freight shipping, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption.

407

Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook - Transportation Demand Module  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Transportation Demand Module Transportation Demand Module Assumption to the Annual Energy Outlook Transportation Demand Module The NEMS Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions (see Figure 5) and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars, light trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans), commercial light trucks (8,501-10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight and passenger airplanes, freight rail, freight shipping, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption.

408

EIA - Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2008 - Transportation Demand  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Transportation Demand Module Transportation Demand Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2008 Transportation Demand Module The NEMS Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions (see Figure 5) and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks), commercial light trucks (8,501-10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight and passenger aircraft, freight rail, freight shipping, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption.

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Accession No. 4. Title and Subtitle Impacts of Energy Developments on the Texas Transportation System Infrastructure 7. Author(s)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Texas’s energy sector has a critical impact—historically and currently—on both the state economy and the Texas transportation system. The state’s various transportation modes, including rail, highways, pipelines, and ports, form a system that supports the energy sector in a number of ways. Examples include the (a) movement of various components during the construction and implementation of the energy source (e.g., wind turbines and solar farms), (b) provision of enabling infrastructure (e.g., transmission lines), and (c) movement of the intermediate and final products in some energy supply chains (e.g., low sulfur mid-west coal by Class 1 unit trains to the major coal burning plants in Texas). It is thus critical that TxDOT develop a better understanding of the current and future impacts of the energy sector on Texas’s transportation system, as well as quantify these impacts to ensure both adequate maintenance and its future sustainability. 17. Key Words Texas transportation system, energy, supply chains, wind turbines, solar farms, transmission lines, coal, oil, natural gas, environmental. 19. Security Classif. (of report)

A Prozzi; Sergey Grebenschikov; Ambarish Banerjee; Jorge Prozzi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A transport system includes a traveling rail (1) which constitutes a transport route and a transport body (3) which is capable of traveling on the traveling rail in the longitudinal direction of the traveling rail. Flexible drive tubes (5) are arranged on the traveling rail in the longitudinal direction of the traveling rail. The transport body includes a traveling wheel (4) which is capable of rolling on the traveling rail and drive wheels (2) which are capable of rolling on the drive tubes upon receiving the rotational drive power generated by pressure of a pressure medium supplied to the drive tubes while depressing the drive tubes. The traveling rail includes a plurality of transport sections and the transport body is capable of receiving a rotational drive force from the drive tubes at every transport sections. If necessary, a transport route changeover switch which changes over the transport route can be provided between the transport sections.

Kurosawa, Kanji (Tokyo, JP); Koga, Bunichiro (Miyagi, JP); Ito, Hideki (Miyagi, JP); Kiriyama, Shigeru (Miyagi, JP); Higuchi, Shizuo (Kanagawa, JP)

2003-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

411

Rail costs and capital adjustments in a quasi-regulated environment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper reports on results obtained from estimation of a rail cost function using a pooled time-series cross section of Class I U.S. railroads for the period 1973-1986. Based on the results of this cost function, an ...

Friedlaender, Ann Fetter

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

A class-D-tracking-rail class-A audio power amplifier  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A tracking-rail power audio amplifier was designed and partially implemented to deliver up to 100W into an 8Q load with very low signal distortion and high power efficiency. The design uses a class-A amplifier, known for ...

Caballero, Angel A., 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Formal evaluation of the robustness of dual-rail logic against DPA attacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Based on a first order model of the switching current flowing in CMOS cell, an investigation of the robustness against DPA of dual-rail logic is carried out. The result of this investigation, performed on 130nm process, is a formal identification of ...

Alin Razafindraibe; Michel Robert; Philippe Maurine

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Masking and Dual-rail Logic Don't Add Up Patrick Schaumont1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-consumption pattern and can be exploited in power analysis attacks. Third, the loading imbalance of dual-rail circuits is that the circuit switches between two complementary states with a different power profile. Earlier work has shown that the mask-bit value can be estimated from the power con- sumption profile, and that masked logic remains

Schaumont, Patrick

415

Railroad impact study: 63 rail-line segments in South Dakota. Appendices  

SciTech Connect

The appendices are incorporated in a separate volume for ease of handling. The tables and data will be of value to those who may want to conduct more in-depth analyses. The appendices contain detailed information on the entire state of South Dakota and on the 63 rail line segments.

Poth, L.A.; Peterson, J.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Cost-effectiveness of freeway median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facility conversion to rail guideway transit  

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Many freeways in the United States contain median high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities. These facilities have been envisioned by some as reserved space for future rail guideway transit. This thesis examines the cost-effectiveness of converting a freeway median HOV lane into a guideway transit line. A full-cost model was developed to determine the cost effectiveness of converting an HOV lane into a rail transit line. The measure of cost-effectiveness used was the benefit-to-cost ratio. The full-cost model contained two cost categories (capital and operating costs) and two benefit categories (travel time and externality benefits). This fullcost model was adopted to conditions on the Katy Freeway in Houston Texas which served as a case study for this thesis. It was found that 29 percent of the person-miles of travel on the Katy Freeway under given conditions must utilize guideway transit for conversion to be cost-effective. It was also found that the model is sensitive to assumptions of the value of time, project soft costs (administrative, planning, and design costs) and the operating cost of the rail transit system. The model is also sensitive to assumptions regarding latent demand. It was concluded that conversion to rail guideway transit in the case study example is not cost-effective. It was reconunended that further investigation be taken into full-cost model components to allow more certain estimates of cost components. Also recommended was further consideration of the effects of latent demand on HOV to rail guideway transit conversions.

Best, Matthew Evans

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) User's Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System (TRAGIS) model is used to calculate highway, rail, or waterway routes within the United States. TRAGIS is a client-server application with the user interface and map data files residing on the user's personal computer and the routing engine and network data files on a network server. The user's manual provides documentation on installation and the use of the many features of the model.

Johnson, PE

2003-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

418

Energy and transportation in Canada and the United States  

SciTech Connect

The transportation consumption of petroleum fuels in Canada and U.S. is analyzed, and the fuel savings, which could be realized through the use of more economical cars and through partial shift of automobile, air, and truck traffic to rail and urban transit, are evaluated. They amount to 32% of energy and oil used in transportation. Through partial electrification of intercity rail, and urban auto, transit, and truck traffic, the oil consumption could be reduced by a further 25%. The total saving of 57% in transportation corresponds to one-fifth of the total consumption of oil in Canada. The extra demand for electrical energy required for electric traction is evaluated; for electrification to be completed over a period of 20 years, the annual rate of growth of electrical energy production would have to increase by 1% p.a. (from 7% p.a. to 8% p.a.). In view of the increasing scarcity of oil, the railway share of traffic should be augmented, and modernization of North American rail is necessary to achieve this desirable change. Rail modernization is contingent on the density of traffic. The traffic density distribution on Canadian and U.S. railroads compares favorably with that on other electrified systems, and thus electrification of main lines in N. America appears practical. The required extra electrical generating capacity is a small fraction of the demand by other users. The rationalization of intercity passenger traffic in N. America is contingent on improvement of the quality of railway services. ... The major deficiencies of the current regulation of railways in Canada are indentified. It is suggested that replacement of the present legislation is a necessary first step toward modernization of railway transportation in Canada. (32 references) (auth, abstract modified)

Lukasiewicz, J.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

The Full Cost Of Intercity Transportation - A Comparison Of High Speed Rail, Air And Highway Transportation In California  

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carbon dioxide and methane) do not have such standards. The Energy Information Agency has developed emission factors

Levinson, David; Gillen, David; Kanafani, Adib; Mathieu, Jean-michel

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Does rail have a place in a rebuilt Christchurch?  

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`peak oil production' occurred...no increase in production for 5 years... end of cheap oil. 4 In 2008 global green economy trends... 1 In 2008 `peak fossil fuel power investment' occurred: global renewable industrial cities began to show `peak car use' with dramatic increases in sustainable transport... 3 In 2006

Hickman, Mark

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421

Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2001 - Transportation Demand  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Transportation Demand Module Transportation Demand Module The NEMS Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars, light trucks, industry sport utility vehicles and vans), commercial light trucks (8501-10,000 lbs), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs), freight and passenger airplanes, freight rail, freight shipping, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption. Key Assumptions Macroeconomic Sector Inputs

422

Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 1999 - Transportation Demand  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

transportation.gif (5318 bytes) transportation.gif (5318 bytes) The NEMS Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption is the sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars, light trucks, industry sport utility vehicles and vans), commercial light trucks (8501-10,000 lbs), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs), freight and passenger airplanes, freight rail, freight shipping, mass transit, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption.

423

Impacts of Biofuel Production and Navigation Impediments on Agricultural Transportation and Markets  

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This study investigated the impacts of U.S. biofuel production and barge navigation impediments on agricultural transportation and markets. Both past and future impacts of U.S. biofuel production levels mandated by the Renewable Fuel Standards of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (RFS1) and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (RFS2) were examined. Examination of barge navigations impediments included analysis of the impact of lock failure and low water levels on rivers due to drought, on agricultural transportation, and on consumer welfare. All scenarios were simulated using the International Grain Transportation Model, a price endogenous mathematical programming model. The results showed that RFS-associated (RFS1 and RFS2) U.S. corn ethanol production increased the total corn supply and diverted corn from non-ethanol consumption, reduced regional grain transportation volumes, and contributed to a rise in corn prices. The results of the forward-looking scenarios indicated that grain exports and transport volumes were increased. Exports from Gulf ports increased by 41%, while grain movements by rail increased by 60%. Additional investments in the expansion of the grain handling capacities of Gulf ports and the railroad industry are needed in the near future unless a large increase in biofuel production occurs. The results of navigation impediment scenarios indicated that both lock failures and low water levels on rivers adversely affect U.S. grain exports. The Gulf ports were most negatively impacted, relative to Pacific Northwest and Atlantic ports. Truck and barge freight volume declined while rail freight volume increased. Because trucks deliver grain from grain elevators to barge locations, truck volume also decreased in response to the decline in barge volume. The scenarios imposed welfare losses on society with most accruing to consumers, while the barge industry lost $10-154 million in revenue. The low water levels were more expensive than the lock failures. Major rehabilitation of the locks is needed to avoid lock failures and more dredging of the shallow parts of the river system is required because of frequent droughts.

Ahmedov, Zafarbek

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air  

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Environment Agency, 12/2006. [EERE 2002] U.S. LightingVersion: its_report_06.doc) [EERE 2007] 2007 BuildingsRenewable Energy, 2007. [EERE] U.S. Department of Energy,

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Unintended Impacts of Increased Truck Loads on Pavement Supply-Chain Emissions  

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rail and truck freight transportation.    Transportation Research rail?truck freight transport literature.  Transportation Research 

Sathaye, Nakul; Horvath, Arpad; Madanat, Samer

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

The planning and analysis implications of automated data collection systems : rail transit OD matrix inference and path choice modeling examples  

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(cont.) by presenting two case studies both in the context of the Chicago Transit Authority. One study proposes an enhanced method of inferring the rail trip OD matrix from an origin-only AFC system to replace the routine ...

Zhao, Jinhua, 1977-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Productivity of the U.S. freight rail industry: a review of the past and prospects for the future  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Productivity growth in the U.S. freight rail industry has slowed in recent years, raising the issue of the sustainability of the significant improvements achieved during the past three decades. Indeed, between 1979 and ...

Kriem, Youssef

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Preliminary analysis of the postulated changes needed to achieve rail cask handling capabilities at selected light water reactors  

SciTech Connect

Reactor-specific railroad and crane information for all LWRs in the US was extracted from current sources of information. Based on this information, reactors were separated into two basic groups consisting of reactors with existing, usable rail cask capabilities and those without these capabilities. The latter group is the main focus of this study. The group of reactors without present rail cask handling capabilities was further separated into two subgroups consisting of reactors considered essentially incapable of handling a large rail cask of about 100 tons and reactors where postulated facility changes could result in rail cask handling capabilities. Based on a selected population of 127 reactors, the results of this assessment indicate that usable rail cask capabilities exist at 83 (65%) of the reactors. Twelve (27%) of the remaining 44 reactors are deemed incapable of handling a large rail cask without major changes, and 32 reactors are considered likely candidates for potentially achieving rail cask handling capabilities. In the latter group, facility changes were postulated that would conceptually enable these reactors to handle large rail casks. The estimated cost per plant of required facility changes varied widely from a high of about $35 million to a low of <$0.3 million. Only 11 of the 32 plants would require crane upgrades. Spur track and right-of-way costs would apparently vary widely among sites. These results are based on preliminary analyses using available generic cost data. They represent lower bound values that are useful for developing an initial assessment of the viability of the postulated changes on a system-wide basis, but are not intended to be absolute values for specific reactors or sites.

Konzek, G.J.

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Transportation Management Workshop: Proceedings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is a compilation of discussions presented at the Transportation Management Workshop held in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Topics include waste packaging, personnel training, robotics, transportation routing, certification, containers, and waste classification.

Not Available

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Apparatus for transporting hazardous materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method are provided for selectively receiving, transporting, and releasing one or more radioactive samples for analysis on a differential thermal analysis (DTA) apparatus. The apparatus includes a portable sample transporting apparatus for storing and transporting the samples and includes a support assembly for supporting the transporting apparatus when a sample is transferred to the DTA apparatus. The transporting apparatus includes a storage member which includes a plurality of storage chambers arrayed circumferentially with respect to a central axis.

Osterman, R.A.; Cox, R.

1991-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

431

No-go theorem for passive single-rail linear optical quantum computing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Photonic quantum systems are among the most promising architectures for quantum computers. It is well known that for dual-rail photons effective non-linearities and near-deterministic non-trivial two-qubit gates can be achieved via the measurement process and by introducing ancillary photons. While in principle this opens a legitimate path to scalable linear optical quantum computing, the technical requirements are still very challenging and thus other optical encodings are being actively investigated. One of the alternatives is to use single-rail encoded photons, where entangled states can be deterministically generated. Here we prove that even for such systems universal optical quantum computing using only passive optical elements such as beam splitters and phase shifters is not possible. This no-go theorem proves that photon bunching cannot be passively suppressed even when extra ancilla modes and arbitrary number of photons are used. Our result provides useful guidance for the design of optical quantum computers.

Lian-Ao Wu; Philip Walther; Daniel A. Lidar

2011-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

432

Efficiency limits for linear optical processing of single photons and single-rail qubits  

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We analyze the problem of increasing the efficiency of single-photon sources or single-rail photonic qubits via linear optical processing and destructive conditional measurements. In contrast to previous work we allow for the use of coherent states and do not limit to photon-counting measurements. We conjecture that it is not possible to increase the efficiency, prove this conjecture for several important special cases, and provide extensive numerical results for the general case.

Dominic W. Berry; A. I. Lvovsky; Barry C. Sanders

2006-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

433

A New Vision of Mobility: Guidance to Foster Collaborative, Multi-modal Decision Making: The Case for Freight Requested by: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Planning Prepared by:  

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AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. The work was guided by a task group of three individuals with many years of experience. It included Christina Casgar, George Stern and Alex Taft. Christina Casgar currently serves as a senior policy advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Freight and Logistics at USDOT. Her background includes many years ’ work with freight and intermodal issues—with rail, trucking, and ports, in both private and public sectors. Ms. Casgar served as the founding director of a private foundation to promote intermodal transportation, the Foundation for Intermodal Research and Education (FIRE). George Stern has spent most of his 40-year transportation and logistics career with freight railroads, including being president of two short-line railroads, vice-president of operations of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad, and assistant vice-president intermodal of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He currently consults as an internal consultant for the logistics subsidiary of GM Corporation. Alex Taft worked for more than 30 years in the urban transportation arena including serving as transportation

Diane Pecor; Sarah Campbell

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Determination of applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves  

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This research develops a procedure to determine the applied stresses in rails using the acoustoelastic effect of ultrasonic waves. Acoustoelasticity is defined as the stress dependency of ultrasonic wave speed or wave polarization. Analytical models are developed that predict the acoustoelastic effect for longitudinal waves, shear waves, Lamb waves, and Rayleigh waves. Using a programming tool, a numerical simulation of the models is generated to obtain the stress dependent curves of wave velocity and polarization of the various ultrasonic waves propagating in rail steel. A comparison of the sensitivity of the acoustoelastic effect is made to determine the feasibility of ultrasonic waves for further study. Rayleigh waves are found to be most sensitive to stress change. Rayleigh waves are generated using ultrasonic transducer and detected using a laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV). The LDV measures the in-plane and out-of-plane velocities. Polarization is defined as the ratio of in-plane and out-of-plane displacements. Initially, polarization is determined for the specimen in unstressed condition. Thereafter, the rail specimen is stressed in a compression testing machine, the experiment repeated, and the polarization determined. Thus, Rayleigh wave polarization is obtained as a function of applied stress. Finally, the change in polarization obtained experimentally is compared with the analytical model.

Gokhale, Shailesh Ashok

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Examining the Spatial Distribution of Externalities: Freight Rail Traffic and Home Values in Los Angeles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper measures the impact of infrastructure expansion on local home values and examines the persistence of that impact over distance. Specifically, I exploit a natural experiment in which rail traffic from the Los Angeles seaport, one of the busiest in the country, was permanently redirected from several tracks to a central line, termed the Alameda Corridor. I link a rich, repeat-sale housing dataset to plausibly exogenous changes in local rail traffic to estimate these effects, controlling for local price trends using a Case-Shiller style housing index. Using the actual traffic changes the result is an estimated $3500 decrease in average home value where traffic increased and a $1300 increase in average home value where rail traffic was reduced. The welfare impact of concentrating a negative externality on a smaller population should depend on the convexity of the cost function, but I find evidence that suggests the marginal cost is symmetric for winners and losers. Instead, the total welfare impact hinges on the efficiency gains achieved by relocating the traffic from circuitous routes to the more direct Alameda Corridor, thereby affecting fewer homeowners. While the net gains are minimal, the re-routing of traffic resulted in a transfer of housing wealth of approximately $200 million.

Michael Futch

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Rail traffic reflects more oil production, less coal-fired ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Petroleum & Other Liquids. Crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, diesel, propane, and other liquids including biofuels and natural gas liquids. Natural Gas

437

Slurry line eminent domain urged over rail lands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

According to C.E. Bagge of the National Coal Association (NCA), Congress should pass a bill that would grant coal slurry pipelines the right-of-eminent-domain across land held by railroads. An NCA study determined that 85% of the coal shipped by U.S. railroads in 1977 could not have been shipped in any other way, and the NCA feels that the coal market would be improved if the railroads' transport dominance were reduced by the presence of slurry lines. NCA and Senator D. Bumpers would prefer that the bill under consideration be broadened to give slurry lines eminent domain over private lands, but this expansion of powers is considered politically infeasible. According to Senator W. Ford, the proposed bill would be applied primarily in eastern states, rather than in western states, as is generally thought, since eastern railroads usually own their track beds but western railroads are built on federal easements which slurry lines can cross.

Bagge, C.E.

1980-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

438

Transportation Periodicals And Newsletters Currently Received At The Institute Of Transportation Studies Library, University Of California At Berkeley  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research Institute quarterly 1979 - present (broken file) 1966 - present RailResearch Institute quarterly 1971 - present (broken file) 1966 - present RailResearch Board semi-annual Making tracks. Sacramento, CA : Caltrans Rail

Hernandez, Paul A.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Evaluation of sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Priority or hazard indices are used by the states to rank their rail-highway intersections according to relative hazard to aid in locating crossings for treatment of conditions and/or improvements in warning devices. The Texas Priority Index has been effective over the years in identifying particularly hazardous rail-highway intersections based on high vehicle volumes, train volumes, and accident histories, and these crossings have been treated or improved. Many of the remaining crossings, however, are not well discriminated in terms of their need for improvement; many crossings have the same index number. The objective of this research was to evaluate sight distance as a criterion for prioritizing rail-highway intersections in Texas to help distinguish between the crossings with similar or identical priority index numbers. Accident and sight distance data were compiled and analyzed. A sight distance variable was incorporated into the current Texas Priority Index and evaluated for its effects on the overall ranking of the rail-highway intersections. A state hazard index was chosen from a state-of-the-practice review with which to compare the current and revised Texas Priority Indices. Finally, the effectiveness of each of the indices was predicted in terms of the distribution of priority index numbers and their ability to move the most potentially hazardous crossings up in the rankings. It was concluded from the accident analysis that sight distance contributed to more vehicle-train accidents than any other factor. Further, improvements to warning devices at passive crossings would effectively reduce the overall sight obstruction, reduce the number of train involved accidents, and thus, reduce the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from accidents at rail-highway intersections. It was concluded from the field data analysis that the Method 1 revised Texas Priority Index was the most effective index of the four priority indices evaluated in this thesis for ranking crossings in terms of exposure, accident history, sight distance, and protection type. The Method 1 revised index was effective at redistributing the individual index numbers in the rank and identifying crossings with restricted sight distance while conserving the significance of the exposure values.

Pecheux, Kelley Klaver

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Integrated hydraulic cooler and return rail in camless cylinder head  

SciTech Connect

An engine assembly may include a cylinder head defining an engine coolant reservoir, a pressurized fluid supply, a valve actuation assembly, and a hydraulic fluid reservoir. The valve actuation assembly may be in fluid communication with the pressurized fluid supply and may include a valve member displaceable by a force applied by the pressurized fluid supply. The hydraulic fluid reservoir may be in fluid communication with the valve actuation assembly and in a heat exchange relation to the engine coolant reservoir.

Marriott, Craig D. (Clawson, MI); Neal, Timothy L. (Ortonville, MI); Swain, Jeff L. (Flushing, MI); Raimao, Miguel A. (Colorado Springs, CO)

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #619: April 19, 2010 Transportation...  

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by industry (truck, air, other trans and support activities, warehouseing and storage, rail, transit and ground passenger trans, warehouseing and storage, rail, transit and ground...

442

Transportation | ornl.gov  

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SHARE Transportation Research ORNL researcher Jim Szybist uses a variable valve-train engine to evaluate different types of fuels, including ethanol blends, and their...

443

Transportation | ornl.gov  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Transportation Transportation Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Fuels, Engines, Emissions Transportation Analysis Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Propulsion Materials Lightweight Materials Bioenergy Fuel Cell Technologies Clean Energy Home | Science & Discovery | Clean Energy | Research Areas | Transportation SHARE Transportation Research ORNL researcher Jim Szybist uses a variable valve-train engine to evaluate different types of fuels, including ethanol blends, and their effects on the combustion process in an internal combustion engine. Oak Ridge National Laboratory brings together science and technology experts from across scientific disciplines to partner with government and industry in addressing transportation challenges. Research objectives are

444

Sustainable Transport  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THOUGHT PIECE Sustainable Transport by Melvin M. Webberwant to sustain any mode of transport only if we judge it todraconian in rejecting transport modes that have failed in

Webber, Melvin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Transportation Security Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) final rules issued in 2003 required persons who offer for transportation or transport certain hazardous materials to develop and implement security plans. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) formed a Transportation Security Implementation Working Group, which included representation from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), to identify key projects, which were documented in the original report in 2005. This report updates information in the original rep...

2011-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

446

Transportation Energy Futures Series: Freight Transportation Demand: Energy-Efficient Scenarios for a Low-Carbon Future  

SciTech Connect

Freight transportation demand is projected to grow to 27.5 billion tons in 2040, and to nearly 30.2 billion tons in 2050. This report describes the current and future demand for freight transportation in terms of tons and ton-miles of commodities moved by truck, rail, water, pipeline, and air freight carriers. It outlines the economic, logistics, transportation, and policy and regulatory factors that shape freight demand, the trends and 2050 outlook for these factors, and their anticipated effect on freight demand. After describing federal policy actions that could influence future freight demand, the report then summarizes the capabilities of available analytical models for forecasting freight demand. This is one in a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency effort to pinpoint underexplored strategies for reducing GHGs and petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Grenzeback, L. R.; Brown, A.; Fischer, M. J.; Hutson, N.; Lamm, C. R.; Pei, Y. L.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Vyas, A. D.; Winebrake, J. J.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

EIA-Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook - Transportation Demand Module  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Transportation Demand Module Transportation Demand Module Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2007 Transportation Demand Module The NEMS Transportation Demand Module estimates energy consumption across the nine Census Divisions (see Figure 5) and over ten fuel types. Each fuel type is modeled according to fuel-specific technology attributes applicable by transportation mode. Total transportation energy consumption isthe sum of energy use in eight transport modes: light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks), commercial light trucks (8,501-10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight trucks (>10,000 lbs gross vehicle weight), freight and passenger aircraft, freight rail, freight shipping, and miscellaneous transport such as mass transit. Light-duty vehicle fuel consumption is further subdivided into personal usage and commercial fleet consumption.

448

Transportation Business Plan  

SciTech Connect

The Transportation Business Plan is a step in the process of procuring the transportation system. It sets the context for business strategy decisions by providing pertinent background information, describing the legislation and policies governing transportation under the NWPA, and describing requirements of the transportation system. Included in the document are strategies for procuring shipping casks and transportation support services. In the spirit of the NWPA directive to utilize the private sector to the maximum extent possible, opportunities for business ventures are obvious throughout the system development cycle.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Alternative energy sources for non-highway transportation: executive summary  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A planning study was made for DOE on alternate fuels for non-highway transportation (aircraft, rail, marine, and pipeline). The study provides DOE with a recommendation of what alternate fuels may be of interest to non-highway transportation users from now through 2025 and recommends R and D needed to allow non-petroleum derived fuels to be used in non-highway transportation. In the near term (present-1985), there is unlikely to be any major change in the fuels used in any of the four modes of transportation except that the average quality of the marine fuel is likely to get worse. In the mid-term period (1985-2000), there will be a transition to non-petroleum fuels, based primarily on shale oil derived liquids assuming a shale oil industry is started during this time.

Not Available

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Rail-gap switch modifications and test data for the Atlas capacitor bank  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Atlas is a facility being designed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to perform high energy-density experiments in support of weapons-physics and basic-research programs. The capacitor bank design consists of a 36-MJ array of 240-kV Marx modules. The system is designed to deliver a peak current of 45- to 50-MA with a 4- to 5-us risetime. Evaluation, testing and qualification of key components of the Marx module are being conducted. One key element of the Marx module is the low inductance, high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer spark-gap switch needed for this application, 304 of which will be used in the Atlas capacitor bank. Because of the Marx module configuration, overall system inductance requirements and the need for a triggered switch, the design team initially selected the Maxwell Technologies railgap switch. The switch has been used in other high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer applications and would meet the Atlas facility requirements with some modifications. Testing of the Maxwell rail-gap switch under expected Atlas conditions is in progress. For the Atlas application, the rail-gap switch required some mechanical design modifications, which are discussed. Maxwell provided to modified switches for testing and evaluation. Results of this testing, before and after modifications, and inherent maintenance improvements to meet overall system reliability will be discussed.

Lopez, E.A.; Bennett, G.A.; Bartsch, R.R. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Environmental impacts of policies toward the rail- and motor-freight industries in the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Post-World War II policies toward motor freight encouraged monopolies and prevented competition among motor-freight companies. ICC controls upon rates were ceilings for rail freight, and floors for motor freight. The railroads' share of intercity freight declined drastically, and return on investment fell far below the opportunity cost of capital. Meanwhile motor-freight profits became excessive. Recent administrative and statutory deregulation measures have improved the competitive posture of the rail-freight industry, but policies continue to favor the motor-freight industry. The burgeoning shipment of intercity freight on heavy trucks has subjected the public to objectionable exposure to airborne carcinogens; noise in excess of tolerances; extensive and irreversible solid-waste insults; environmental impacts of unnecessary and excessive petroleum fuel consumption; an excessive death and injury toll; and a high incidence of environmental and human exposure to hazardous materials. By the decision criteria established, the water-quality and land-use impacts of the policy tilt could not be judged important. Recommendations for the amelioration of the policy imbalances are provided.

Blackman, W.C. Jr.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Multimodal Transportation in California: Connecting Planes, Trains and Automobiles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

feature of California transportation decision making. ? A Cto expand the capacity of the transportation system,including intercity transportation. If historic trends are

Kanafani, Adib

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Yucca MountainTransportation: Private Sector Perspective  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transportation: Transportation: Private Sector "Lessons Learned" US Transport Council David Blee Executive Director dblee@ustransportcouncil.org DOE Transportation External Coordination (TEC) Working Group April 4, 2005 Phoenix, Arizona US Transport Council -- DOE TEC 4/4/05 2 US Transport Council Formed in 2002 during the Yucca Mountain Ratification debate to provide factual information on nuclear materials transportation, experience, safety & emergency planning Comprised of 24 member companies from the transport sector including suppliers and customers Principal focus is transport education, policy and business commerce related to nuclear materials transport US Transport Council -- DOE TEC 4/4/05 3 USTC Members AREVA BNFL, Inc Burns & Roe Cameco

454

University of Minnesota Faculty Committee Assessment of Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Impacts to University of Minnesota Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

[light rail vehicle] LRV vibration is less than the ambient vibration. The ambient vibration level were originally developed was the lack of consistent data and manufacturers' specifications for similar to floor vibration at higher frequencies based on the manufacturers' specifications. This is generally

Amin, S. Massoud

455

Ballast Accidents Analysis and Evaluation of Urban Rail Transit Based on Method of Causality Analysis and Faulty Tree Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ballast casualty often incurs severe sequence once takes place, such as abnormal operation,, personnel injury or even death accident , especially for lines below grade. Causality Analysis and Fault Tree analysis method is applied to research of personnel ... Keywords: ballast accident, causality analysis, faulty tree analysis, urban rail transit

Jing He; Zhi-gang Liu

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Transportation System Requirements Document  

SciTech Connect

This Transportation System Requirements Document (Trans-SRD) describes the functions to be performed by and the technical requirements for the Transportation System to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) from Purchaser and Producer sites to a Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) site, and between CRWMS sites. The purpose of this document is to define the system-level requirements for Transportation consistent with the CRWMS Requirement Document (CRD). These requirements include design and operations requirements to the extent they impact on the development of the physical segments of Transportation. The document also presents an overall description of Transportation, its functions, its segments, and the requirements allocated to the segments and the system-level interfaces with Transportation. The interface identification and description are published in the CRWMS Interface Specification.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Appendix F Cultural Resources, Including  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Appendix F Appendix F Cultural Resources, Including Section 106 Consultation STATE OF CALIFORNIA - THE RESOURCES AGENCY EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., Governor OFFICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION 1725 23 rd Street, Suite 100 SACRAMENTO, CA 95816-7100 (916) 445-7000 Fax: (916) 445-7053 calshpo@parks.ca.gov www.ohp.parks.ca.gov June 14, 2011 Reply in Reference To: DOE110407A Angela Colamaria Loan Programs Office Environmental Compliance Division Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave SW, LP-10 Washington, DC 20585 Re: Topaz Solar Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California Dear Ms. Colamaria: Thank you for seeking my consultation regarding the above noted undertaking. Pursuant to 36 CFR Part 800 (as amended 8-05-04) regulations implementing Section

458

New Price Structures for Coal Transportation: Evidence and Implications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report evaluates how both rates and costs for representative movements of coal on each of the four major coal-hauling railroads in the U. S. have changed over the past six years, and looks ahead to the next five years. Adding to the sea change in fuel prices is the pervasive and very recent surge in rail rates for coal transportation service. This report evaluates how both rates and costs for representative movements of coal on each of the four major coal-hauling railroads in the United States have ...

2005-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

459

Documents: Transportation  

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Search Documents: Search PDF Documents View a list of all documents Transportation PDF Icon Transportation Impact Assessment for Shipment of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) Cylinders...

460

Integrated Hydrogen and Intelligent Transportation Systems Evaluation for the California Department of Transportation  

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advanced vehicle types for addressing energy and environmental concerns associated with transportation include BEVs, hybrid electric

Lipman, Timothy; Shaheen, Susan

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Countries Gasoline Prices Including Taxes  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Countries (U.S. dollars per gallon, including taxes) Countries (U.S. dollars per gallon, including taxes) Date Belgium France Germany Italy Netherlands UK US 01/13/14 7.83 7.76 7.90 8.91 8.76 8.11 3.68 01/06/14 8.00 7.78 7.94 8.92 8.74 8.09 3.69 12/30/13 NA NA NA NA NA NA 3.68 12/23/13 NA NA NA NA NA NA 3.63 12/16/13 7.86 7.79 8.05 9.00 8.78 8.08 3.61 12/9/13 7.95 7.81 8.14 8.99 8.80 8.12 3.63 12/2/13 7.91 7.68 8.07 8.85 8.68 8.08 3.64 11/25/13 7.69 7.61 8.07 8.77 8.63 7.97 3.65 11/18/13 7.99 7.54 8.00 8.70 8.57 7.92 3.57 11/11/13 7.63 7.44 7.79 8.63 8.46 7.85 3.55 11/4/13 7.70 7.51 7.98 8.70 8.59 7.86 3.61 10/28/13 8.02 7.74 8.08 8.96 8.79 8.04 3.64 10/21/13 7.91 7.71 8.11 8.94 8.80 8.05 3.70 10/14/13 7.88 7.62 8.05 8.87 8.74 7.97 3.69

462

TAKING A TRIP? Travel Management Contracts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to airline/rail reservations, hotel lodging, airport transportation, and car rentals. #12;TRAVEL MGMT, car rentals, incidentals. Improper usage examples include movies, utility bills, alcohol. Non travel

Zobin, Nahum

463

Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Ira Baldwin, NCSTS Daren Gilbert, State Rail Sfty. Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 13, 1998 3:30-6:00 p.m. Milwaukee Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, WI July 13, 1998 3:30-6:00 p.m. Milwaukee Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee, WI Topic Group Meeting Participants were: Ira Baldwin, NCSTS Daren Gilbert, State Rail Sfty. Program Jim Baranski, NY SEMO Steve Hamp, DOE-NTP Kevin Blackwell, FRA Rick Hand, IL Commerce Commission Mike Butler, UETC Swenam Lee, DOE-FETC Mike Calhoun, FRA Norm Lindgren, UDOT Sandra Covi, UPRR Bruce Mibeck, FRA J.C. De La Garza, DOE-YMSCO William Naughton, ComEd Ray English, DOE-NR Markus Popa, DOE-OCRWM Allan Fisher, Conrail Bill Sherman, NE HLRW Task Force Bob Fronczak, AAR Carlisle Smith, Pub. Utilities Comm. of OH Phil Gehner, TRW-YMP Thor Strong, Michigan DEQ/MOCSG Michael Giblin, DOE-NV Jim Williams, Planning Information Corp. The meeting convened at approximately 3:35 p.m. CDT. Mike Butler (UETC) welcomed

464

DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call 5_17_07  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DRAFT DRAFT DOE TEC Rail Topic Group Conference Call Thursday, May 17, 2007, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT Conference Call Minutes Participants: Chair: Alex Thrower (RW) Members: Jane Beetem (CSG/MW), Kevin Blackwell (DOT/FRA), Lisa Janairo (CSG/MW), Paul Johnson (ORNL), Marsha Keister (INL), Christina Nelson (NCSL), Doug Osborn (SNL), Sarah Wochos (CSG/MW), Scott Field (WIEB), Sue Loudner (Pueblo of Acoma), Scott Palmer (BLET), Cort Richardson and Melissa Bailey (CSG- NE), Mel Massaro (DOT/FRA), Bob Fronczak (AAR), Anne deLain Clark (WGA/NM), Contractor Support: Laura Van Houten (Legin) and Michele Enders (SAIC) Summary: Alex Thrower called the conference to order and asked if there were any recommended additions to the agenda. Receiving none, he began with a discussion of the Task Plan.

465

Performance of Quantum Key Distribution Protocol with Dual-Rail Displaced Photon States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a scheme for quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states. Displaced single photon states carry bit value of code which may be extracted while coherent states carry nothing and they only provide inconclusive outcome. Developed QKD protocol works with experimental attendant noise to observe presence of malicious Eve. Pulses with large amplitudes unlike conventional QKD relying on faint laser pulses are used that may approximate it to standard telecommunication communication and may show resistance to eavesdropping even in settings with high attenuation. Information leakage to the eavesdropper is determined from comparison of output distribution of the outcomes with ideal one that is defined by two additional inaccessible to nobody, saving for who sends the pulses, parameters. Robustness to some possible eavesdropping attacks is shown.

Sergey A. Podoshvedov

2009-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

466

Conservation in transportation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A nationwide examination was made of grassroots energy conservation programs related to transportation. Information compiled from civic groups, trade associations, and corporations is included on driver awareness/mass transit; travel; and ride sharing. It is concluded that a willingness by the public to cooperate in transportation energy conservation exists and should be exploited. (LCL)

None

1980-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

467

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INITIATIVE For the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for July 22 in Oak Park. -The paper "Chicago's CREATE Rail Program: A Successful Public-Private Partnership

Illinois at Chicago, University of

468

Going the Distance? NRC's Response to the National Academy of Science's Transportation Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In February 2006, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) published the results of a 3 1/2-year study, titled Going the Distance, that examined the safety of transporting spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high level waste (HLW) in the United States. NAS initiated this study to address what it perceived to be a national need for an independent, objective, and authoritative analysis of SNF and HLW transport in the United States. The study was co-sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Electric Power Research Institute and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. This paper addresses some of the recommendations made in the NAS study related to the performance of SNF transportation casks in long duration fires, the use of full-scale package testing, and the need for an independent review of transportation security prior to the commencement of large scale shipping campaigns to an interim storage site or geologic repository. In conclusion: The NRC believes that the current regulations in 10 CFR Part 71 for the design of SNF and HLW transportation packages provide a very high level of protection to the public for very severe accidents and credible threat scenarios. As recommended by the NAS study, additional studies of accidents involving severe fires have been completed. These studies have confirmed that spent fuel casks would be expected to withstand very severe fires without the release of any fission products from the spent fuel. Additionally, changes in rail operating procedures such as the use of dedicated trains and prohibition on the co-location of SNF and flammable liquids in rail tunnels can further reduce the already low probability of severe rail accident fires involving SNF and HLW. (authors)

Easton, E.P.; Bajwa, C.S. [United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Analyzing policy, land use and zoning characteristics : understanding the potential to build housing near rail in the city of Los Angeles  

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Firstly, the author provides an overview and analysis of the City of Los Angeles political framework and implementation strategies to encourage the housing development near rail stations. Secondly, the author discusses the ...

Camarena, Erin M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Planners and the Pork Barrel: Metropolitan Engagement in and Resistance to Congressional Transportation Earmarking  

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such as a bus or rail-car purchase; or research or planninga bus or rail-car purchase; or specific research or planningRail Transit in Los Angeles," Journal of Architectural and Planning Research

Sciara, Gian-Claudia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Packaging, Transportation, and Disposal Logistics for Large Radioactively Contaminated Reactor Decommissioning Components  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The packaging, transportation and disposal of large, retired reactor components from operating or decommissioning nuclear plants pose unique challenges from a technical as well as regulatory compliance standpoint. In addition to the routine considerations associated with any radioactive waste disposition activity, such as characterization, ALARA, and manifesting, the technical challenges for large radioactively contaminated components, such as access, segmentation, removal, packaging, rigging, lifting, mode of transportation, conveyance compatibility, and load securing require significant planning and execution. In addition, the current regulatory framework, domestically in Titles 49 and 10 and internationally in TS-R-1, does not lend itself to the transport of these large radioactively contaminated components, such as reactor vessels, steam generators, reactor pressure vessel heads, and pressurizers, without application for a special permit or arrangement. This paper addresses the methods of overcoming the technical and regulatory challenges. The challenges and disposition decisions do differ during decommissioning versus component replacement during an outage at an operating plant. During decommissioning, there is less concern about critical path for restart and more concern about volume reduction and waste minimization. Segmentation on-site is an available option during decommissioning, since labor and equipment will be readily available and decontamination activities are routine. The reactor building removal path is also of less concern and there are more rigging/lifting options available. Radionuclide assessment is necessary for transportation and disposal characterization. Characterization will dictate the packaging methodology, transportation mode, need for intermediate processing, and the disposal location or availability. Characterization will also assist in determining if the large component can be transported in full compliance with the transportation and disposal regulations and criteria or if special authorizations must be granted to transport and/or dispose. The U.S. DOT routinely issues special permits for large components where compliance with regulatory or acceptance criteria is impractical or impossible to meet. Transportation and disposal safety must be maintained even under special permits or authorizations. For example, if transported un-packaged, performance analysis must still be performed to assess the ability of the large component's outer steel shell to contain the internal radioactive contamination under normal transportation conditions and possibly incidence normal to transportation. The dimensions and weight of a large component must be considered when determining the possible modes of transportation (rail, water, or highway). At some locations, rail and/or barge access is unavailable. Many locations that once had an active rail spur to deliver new construction materials and components have let the spur deteriorate to the point that repair and upgrade of the spur is no longer economically feasible. Barge slips that have not been used since new plant construction require significant repair and/or dredging. Short on-site haul routes must be assessed for surface and subsurface conditions, as well as longer off-site routes. Off-site routes require clearance approvals from the regulatory authorities or, in the case of rail transport, the rail lines. Significant engineering planning and analysis must be performed during the pre-mobilization. In conclusion, the packaging, transportation, and disposal of large, oversized radioactively contaminated components removed during plant decommissioning is complex. However, over the last 15 years, a 100 or more components have been safely and compliantly packaged and transported for processing and/or disposal.

Lewis, Mark S. [EnergySolutions: 140 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 (United States)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

472

Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands Within and Surrounding the Calliente Rail Corrider, Nevada  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

QA: N/A QA: N/A Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF PUBLIC LANDS WITHIN AND SURROUNDING THE CALIENTE RAIL CORRIDOR, NEVADA DOE/EA 1545 December 2005 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Las Vegas, Nevada U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Ely, Nevada INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK December 2005 i COVER SHEET Lead Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agency: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Title: Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Proposed Withdrawal of Public Lands Within and Surrounding the Caliente Rail Corridor, Nevada (DOE/EA 1545) For further information contact:

473

Earmarking in the U.S. Department of Transportation Research Programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

s research into highway, transit, aviation, rail, and marineresearch program (33 out of the 109) have been planning studies for bus, rail, and

Brach, Ann; wachs, Martin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Waiting for the interurban : the politics of light-rail planning in Seattle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transportation systems pose some of the most intractable challenges to sustainable, climate-friendly cities. As the fastest growing source of greenhouse-gas emissions, transportation is critical to sustainability. Yet ...

Foltz, Kimberly

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Simulation of the T6 bridge rail system using LS-DYNA3D  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Full-scale crash testing currently the primary means of evaluating trustworthiness of roadside safety structures, such as bridge rails. However, explicit finite element analysis is rapidly becoming a feasible alternative and offers several advantages to the designer. Over the past ten years, FHWA has supported research involving use of the explicit code LS-DYNA3D for analytical simulation of vehicular impacts of roadside safety systems. Consequently, the goals of this research were the development of a finite element model of the TxDOT T6 bridge rail system using LS-DYNA3D and validation of simulation results against recorded data from full-scale crash testing. The process of modeling the T6 system was a conglomeration of efforts to accurately represent the various components and approximations to reduce the required computational time. When feasible, material testing was conducted to obtain input values for material definitions. The focus of the research approach was to validate subsystem models, primarily the post-base-weld assembly, against TTI test data prior to assembling the entire T6 model. Sections of the T6 installation located outside the impact region and various connections were represented using approximate modeling techniques. Because no test data existed, explicit models of these components were created solely to calibrate simplified models. Also, most initial simulations utilized rigid impactors to evaluate the response of the finite element models. To evaluate the accuracy of the T6 model, a 2000-kg truck model was obtained from the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC). Impact conditions of the final simulation were based on TTI full-scale crash test 418048-03. Simulation results were compared both qualitatively and quantitatively with recorded data from a full-scale crash test conducted by TTI. Evaluation criteria, such as the overhead vehicle trajectory, deformation of the vehicle and the T6 system, transverse deflections, and the velocity time history of the vehicle, correlated well. However, the exit angle and amount of rolling experienced by the vehicle did not reflect results of the experimental test. It was concluded that the research objective was accomplished within the limitations of LS-DYNA3D'S fillet weld definition, the inability to model reinforced concrete, and the mass distribution of the NCAC truck model.

Hamilton, Mark Edward

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Development of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management National Transportation Plan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Director of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) designated development of the National Transportation Plan (NTP) as one of his four strategic objectives for the program. The Office of Logistics Management (OLM) within OCRWM was tasked to develop the plan, which will accommodate state, local, and tribal concerns and input to the greatest extent practicable. The plan will describe each element of the national transportation system that OCRWM is developing for shipping spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to the proposed geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The plan will bring together OCRWM's approach for acquiring capital assets (casks, rail cars, and a rail line in Nevada) and its operational planning efforts in a single, comprehensive document. It will also provide a timetable for major transportation decisions and milestones needed to support a 2017 start date for shipments to the Yucca Mountain repository. The NTP will be revised to incorporate new developments and decisions as they are finalized. This paper will describe the elements of the NTP, its importance in providing a comprehensive overview of the national transportation system, and the role of stakeholders in providing input on the NTP and the national transportation system. (authors)

Macaluso, C. [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States); Offner, J.; Patric, J. [Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Environmental Assessment for the Transfer of 1100 AREA, Southern Rail Connection and Rolling Stock, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington  

SciTech Connect

This environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared to assess potential environmental impacts associated with the U.S. Department of Energy's proposed action: the transfer of the 1100 Area, southern rail connection and rolling stock to a non-federal entity. Impact information contained herein will be used by the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office Manager, to determine if the proposed action is a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. If the proposed action is determined to be major and significant, an environmental impact statement will be prepared. If the proposed action is determined not to be major and significant, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be issued and the action can proceed. Criteria used to evaluate significance can be found in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1508.27. This EA was prepared in compliance with the ''National Environmental Policy Act'' (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the U.S. Department of Energy Implementing Procedures for NEPA (10 CFR 1021). The following is a description of each section of the EA. (1) Purpose and Need for Action. This provides a brief statement concerning the problem or opportunity the U.S. Department of Energy is addressing with the proposed action. As necessary, background information is provided. (2) Description of the Proposed Action. A description with sufficient detail to identify potential environmental impacts is provided. (3) Alternatives to the Proposed Action. Reasonable alternative actions, which would address the Purpose and Need, are described. A no action alternative, as required by 10 CFR 1021, also is described. (4) Affected Environment. This provides a brief description of the locale in which the proposed action takes place, and which may be environmentally impacted. (5) Environmental Impacts. The range of environmental impacts, beneficial and adverse, are described for the proposed action. Impacts of alternatives briefly are discussed. (6) Permits and Regulatory Requirements. A brief description of permits and regulatory requirements for the proposed action is provided. (7) Organizations Consulted. Any outside agencies, groups, or individuals contacted as part of environmental assessment documentation preparation are listed. (8) References. Documents used to provide information or data are listed. The appendices contain additional information necessary to support an understanding of the proposed action, alternatives, and potential impacts is provided. Comments resulting from review of the environmental assessment by states and tribes or other stakeholders and the response to those comments will be included in the appendices.

N /A

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Performance of a quantum key distribution protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a scheme for a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol with dual-rail displaced photon states. Displaced single-photon states with different amplitudes carry bit values of code that may be extracted, while coherent states carry nothing and only provide an inconclusive outcome. A real resource of single photons is used, involving imperfections associated with experimental technique that result in a photon state with an admixture of the vacuum state. The protocol is robust against the loss of a single photon and the inefficiency of the detectors. Pulses with large amplitudes, unlike the conventional QKD relying on faint laser pulses, are used that may approximate it to standard telecommunication and may show resistance to eaves-dropping even in settings with high attenuation. Information leakage to the eavesdropper is determined from comparison of the output distributions of the outcomes with ideal ones that are defined by two additional parameters accessible to only those send the pulses. Robustness to some possible eavesdropping attacks is shown.

Podoshvedov, S. A., E-mail: sap@kias.re.k [Korea Institute for Advanced Study, School of Computational Sciences (Korea, Republic of)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

479

Fire tests and analyses of a rail cask-sized calorimeter.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Three large open pool fire experiments involving a calorimeter the size of a spent fuel rail cask were conducted at Sandia National Laboratories Lurance Canyon Burn Site. These experiments were performed to study the heat transfer between a very large fire and a large cask-like object. In all of the tests, the calorimeter was located at the center of a 7.93-meter diameter fuel pan, elevated 1 meter above the fuel pool. The relative pool size and positioning of the calorimeter conformed to the required positioning of a package undergoing certification fire testing. Approximately 2000 gallons of JP-8 aviation fuel were used in each test. The first two tests had relatively light winds and lasted 40 minutes, while the third had stronger winds and consumed the fuel in 25 minutes. Wind speed and direction, calorimeter temperature, fire envelop temperature, vertical gas plume speed, and radiant heat flux near the calorimeter were measured at several locations in all tests. Fuel regression rate data was also acquired. The experimental setup and certain fire characteristics that were observed during the test are described in this paper. Results from three-dimensional fire simulations performed with the Cask Analysis Fire Environment (CAFE) fire code are also presented. Comparisons of the thermal response of the calorimeter as measured in each test to the results obtained from the CAFE simulations are presented and discussed.

Figueroa, Victor G.; Lopez, Carlos; Suo-Anttila, Ahti Jorma (Computational Engineering Analysis LLC, Albuquerque, NM); Greiner, Miles (University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Nevada Rail Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor DOE/EIS-0250F-S2 and Final En Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada - Nevada Rail Transportation Corridor DOE/EIS-0250F-S2 and Final En Proposed Action: To determine a rail alignment within a rail corridor in which to construct and operate a railroad to transport spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and other materials from an existing railroad in Nevada to a repository at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada. The Proposed Action includes the construction of railroad construction and operations support facilities. This Rail Alignment EIS analyzes two alternatives that would implement the Proposed Action: the Caliente rail

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481

Integrated system for coal-methanol liquefaction and slurry pipeline transportation. Final report. [In slurry transport  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The engineering economics of an integrated coal-to-methanol conversion system and coal-in-methanol transportation system are examined, under the circumstances of the western coalfields, i.e., long distances from major markets and scarcity of water in the vicinity of the mines. The transportation economics are attractive, indicating tariffs of approximately 40 cents per million Btu per thousand miles for the coal-methanol pipeline vs 60 cents via coal-water pipelines and upwards of a dollar via rail. Energy consumption is also less in the coal-methanol pipeline than in the coal-water pipeline, and about equal to rail. It is also concluded that, by a proper marriage of the synthetic fuel (methanolization) plant to the slurrification plant, most, and in some cases all, of the water required by the synthetic fuel process can be supplied by the natural moisture of the coal itself. Thus, the only technology which presently exists and by which synthetic fuel from western coal can displace petroleum in the automotive fuel market is the integrated methanol conversion and tranportation system. The key element is the ability of the methanol slurry pipeline to accept and to deliver dry (1 to 5% moisture) coal, allowing the natural coal moisture to be used as synthesis feedstock in satisfaction of the large water requirement of any synthetic fuel plant. By virtue of these unique properties, this integrated system is seen as the only means in the foreseeable future whereby western coal can be converted to synthetic fuel and moved to distant markets.

Banks, W.F.; Davidson, J.K.; Horton, J.H.; Summers, C.W.

1980-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

482

Transportation Energy Futures Series: Freight Transportation Modal Shares: Scenarios for a Low-Carbon Future  

SciTech Connect

Truck, rail, water, air, and pipeline modes each serve a distinct share of the freight transportation market. The current allocation of freight by mode is the product of technologic, economic, and regulatory frameworks, and a variety of factors -- price, speed, reliability, accessibility, visibility, security, and safety -- influence mode. Based on a comprehensive literature review, this report considers how analytical methods can be used to project future modal shares and offers insights on federal policy decisions with the potential to prompt shifts to energy-efficient, low-emission modes. There are substantial opportunities to reduce the energy used for freight transportation, but it will be difficult to shift large volumes from one mode to another without imposing considerable additional costs on businesses and consumers. This report explores federal government actions that could help trigger the shifts in modal shares needed to reduce energy consumption and emissions. This is one in a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency effort to pinpoint underexplored strategies for reducing GHGs and petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Brogan, J. J.; Aeppli, A. E.; Beagan, D. F.; Brown, A.; Fischer, M. J.; Grenzeback, L. R.; McKenzie, E.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Vyas, A. D.; Witzke, E.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Transport Model with Quasipions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We extend the normal transport model to include the medium effect on pions by treating them as quasiparticles. The property of the quasipion is determined using the delta-hole model. Modelling heavy-ion collisions at intermediate energies with the new transport equations, we find that it leads to an enhanced production of pions with low kinetic energies. This gives a plausible explanation for the observed enhancement of soft pions in the Bevalac experiments.

Xiong, L.; Ko, Che Ming; Koch, V.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Reversible Bending Fatigue Test System for Investigating Vibration Integrity of Spent Nuclear Fuel during Transportation  

SciTech Connect

Transportation packages for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) must meet safety requirements under normal and accident conditions as specified by federal regulations. During transportation, SNF experiences unique conditions and challenges to cladding integrity due to the vibrational and impact loading during road or rail shipment. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been developing testing capabilities that can be used to improve the understanding of the impacts on SNF integrity due to vibration loading, especially for high burn-up SNF in normal transportation operation conditions. This information can be used to meet the nuclear industry and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs in the area of safety and security of spent nuclear fuel storage and transport operations. The ORNL developed test system can perform reversible-bending fatigue testing to evaluate both the static and dynamic mechanical response of SNF rods under simulated loads. The testing apparatus is also designed to meet the challenges of hot-cell operation, including remote installation and detachment of the SNF test specimen, in-situ test specimen deformation measurement, and implementation of a driving system suitable for use in a hot cell. The system contains a U-frame set-up equipped with uniquely designed grip rigs, to protect SNF rod and to ensure valid test results, and use of 3 specially designed LVDTs to obtain the in-situ curvature measurement. A variety of surrogate test rods have been used to develop and calibrate the test system as well as in performing a series of systematic cyclic fatigue tests. The surrogate rods include stainless steel (SS) cladding, SS cladding with cast epoxy, and SS cladding with alumina pellets inserts simulating fuel pellets. Testing to date has shown that the interface bonding between the SS cladding and the alumina pellets has a significant impact on the bending response of the test rods as well as their fatigue strength. The failure behaviors observed from tested surrogate rods provides a fundamental understanding of the underlying failure mechanisms of the SNF surrogate rod under vibration which has not been achieved previously. The newly developed device is scheduled to be installed in the hot-cell in summer 2013 to test high burnup SNF.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Wang, Hong [ORNL; Bevard, Bruce Balkcom [ORNL; Howard, Rob L [ORNL; Flanagan, Michelle [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOT Motor-fuel use statistics summary to 1995 The data included...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Motor-fuel use statistics summary to 1995 The data included in this submission is United States Department of Transportation (DOT) data up to 1995. The data includes motor-fuel...

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VISION 2050: An Integrated National Transportation System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

VISION 2050: An Integrated National Transportation System #12;The Federal Transportation Advisory members are from the National Research Council (NRC) Transportation Research Board (TRB) and National advisory committees, including the FAA REDAC, NASA ASTAC, and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT

Hansman Jr., John R.

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Road Transportation.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The recession of the early 1990’s marked the starting point for a transformation of the Swedish transportation industry. Cost oriented production techniques by the… (more)

Gudmundsson, Erik

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Transportation Revolution  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

To transform the vehicle sector, the U.S. auto manufacturing industry is actively developing new technologies and products. This transportation revolution will also affect...

489

Transportation Security  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

For Review Only 1 Transportation Security Draft Annotated Bibliography Review July 2007 Preliminary Draft - For Review Only 2 Work Plan Task * TEC STG Work Plan, dated 8206,...

490

WIPP Transportation  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Transuranic Waste Transportation Container Documents Documents related to transuranic waste containers and packages. CBFO Tribal Program Information about WIPP shipments across...

491

Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation An Energy, Greenhouse Gas, and Criteria Pollutant Inventory of Rail and Air Transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

fuel. In electricity transmission and distribution, energyElectricity Production, Transmission, and Distribution..Electricity Production, Transmission, and Distribution The

Horvath, Arpad; Chester, Mikhail

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Development of Adaptive Signal Control (ASC) Based on Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) System and Its Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rail Transit at Grade Crossings. Transportation Researchfor future research. 3.2 Background SPRINTER Rail TransitRail Grade Crossings and Intersections. UC Berkeley, PATH Research

Wu, Guoyuan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

MARITIME ADMINISTRATION U.S. Department of Transportation  

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/rail connections as an alternative to Panama Canal/USEC #12; Increase in bulk vessel capacity will alter economies

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Transportation Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this project is to systematically identify and examine possible near and long-term ecological and environmental effects from the production of hydrogen from various energy sources based on the DOE hydrogen production strategy and the use of that hydrogen in transportation applications. This project uses state-of-the-art numerical modeling tools of the environment and energy system emissions in combination with relevant new and prior measurements and other analyses to assess the understanding of the potential ecological and environmental impacts from hydrogen market penetration. H2 technology options and market penetration scenarios will be evaluated using energy-technology-economics models as well as atmospheric trace gas projections based on the IPCC SRES scenarios including the decline in halocarbons due to the Montreal Protocol. Specifically we investigate the impact of hydrogen releases on the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere, the long-term stability of the ozone layer due to changes in hydrogen emissions, the impact of hydrogen emissions and resulting concentrations on climate, the impact on microbial ecosystems involved in hydrogen uptake, and criteria pollutants emitted from distributed and centralized hydrogen production pathways and their impacts on human health, air quality, ecosystems, and structures under different penetration scenarios

Wuebbles, D.J.; Dubey, M.K., Edmonds, J.; Layzell, D.; Olsen, S.; Rahn, T.; Rocket, A.; Wang, D.; Jia, W.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Institutional Plan  

SciTech Connect

This Institutional Plan is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 provides background information, discusses the purposes of the Plan and the policy guidance for establishing the transportation system, and describes the projected system and the plans for its integrated development. Chapter 2 discusses the major participants who must interact to build the system. Chapter 3 suggests mechanisms for interaction that will foster wide participation in program planning and implementation and provides a framework for managing and resolving the issues related to development and operation of the transportation system. A list of acronyms and a glossary are included for the reader's convenience. Also included in this Plan are four appendices. Of particular importance is Appendix A, which includes detailed discussion of specific transportation issues. Appendices B, C, and D provide supporting material to assist the reader in understanding the roles of the involved institutions.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Is Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) an Effective Tool to Conserve Biodiversity Against Transport Infrastructure Development?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

assessment of transport infrastructure plans and programmes.national trans- port infrastructure developments includingnationwide transport infrastructure developments including

Varga, Csaba

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Live Operation Data Collection Optimization and Communication for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s Rail Test Center  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s Rail Test Center (i.e., DNDO’s RTC), port operation knowledge with flexible collection tools and technique are essential in both technology testing design and implementation intended for live operational settings. Increased contextual data, flexibility in procedures, and rapid availability of information are keys to addressing the challenges of optimization, validation, and analysis within live operational setting data collection. These concepts need to be integrated into technology testing designs, data collection, validation, and analysis processes. A modified data collection technique