The U.S. DOT Volpe Center created the Freight and Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool (FTOT) on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. See a simple example of how FTOT can inform decisions on optimal transportation flow...
Department of Energy
What’s the best way for raw fuel material to get to a refinery? Road, rail, water, pipeline? What emissions are associated with moving raw material and fuel? Environmental biologist Kristin Lewis recently talked about how a Volpe-developed tool can help optimize fuel logistics strategies.
Volpe developed a national model for evaluating fuel transport patterns, costs, and impacts to respond to military and commercial aviation sectors' need for reliable fuel supplies that can be distributed throughout supply chains in the continental United States and elsewhere.