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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/TRUCK TRAFFIC STUDY 2016: CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS

The City of Corpus Christi/Nueces County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), in partnership with the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and with technical assistance from Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) conducted a hazardous materials (hazmat) commodity flow study (CFS) in 2016 to update a previous CFS for the area from 2010. The impetus for this work arose when decision makers in the region raised the question as to whether undertaking a routing process for hazardous materials truck traffic would minimize risk on the new Harbor Bridge. Upon investigation, local transportation and emergency planners determined that updated commodity flow data were needed to make such a determination.

This project and publication of this material was supported by U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration grant funds. The project was funded through the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program, administered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), Preparedness Section. This project was an outcome of the foresight and leadership of the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Policy Committee and the City of Corpus Christi/Nueces County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

The findings presented in this report are the opinions of the authors, and do not reflect those of PHMSA, TDEM, the MPO, or the LEPC.


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Hazardous Materials/Truck Traffic Study 2016: Corpus Christi, Texas

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