Barkan Interviewed by NPR

March 2015: RailTEC Professor and Executive Director, Chris Barkan, was interviewed by Scott Tang of National Public Radio’s Marketplace Morning Report regarding recent regulations issued by Transport Canada for safer tank cars to transport petroleum crude oil. He was asked about the effectiveness of specific design features included in the new regulations and how they improve safety. Dr. Barkan and RailTEC colleague, Dr. Rapik Saat, have been conducting research sponsored by the Association of American Railroads and the Railway Supply Institute for many years on how to improve tank car safety and optimize their safety design.