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CEE 498 TSR - Transportation Safety and Risk

Fall 2013

Transportation Safety and RiskCEE498TSR31548S131700 - 1820 M W  2312 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg Mohd Rapik Saat

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

CEE 202 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. One of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)?s strategic goals is to enhance public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related injuries and deaths. Near term targets include reducing highway fatalities, rail-related accidents and incidents, and the number of serious hazardous materials transportation incidents. Attaining the goal requires engineers to understand the causal factors and risks in accidents, and determine the most effective ways of mitigating the consequences of transportation accidents in all modes. This course provides an introduction to transportation risk management, and risk assessment concepts and methodologies to address safety and security of freight transport by railways, roads, waterways and pipelines. Students learn about the tools needed to perform comprehensive mode-specific and multimodal transportation risk analyses. Each student is expected to work on a specific