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PSU faculty research on rail security leads to new book

(Source: Penn State University press release, December 20, 2017)

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Natural disasters have been a threat to railroads for almost two centuries, and terrorism since before World War II, when the Germans landed a party by submarine in the U.S. in a botched attempt to blow up part of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Altoona, according to Richard Young, professor of supply chain management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration. Young collaborated with Jeremy Plant, professor emeritus of public policy in the college’s School of Public Affairs, and retired Lt. Col. Gary Gordon, adjunct professor in the emergency management and homeland security department at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, on a book titled, "Railway Security: Protecting Against Man-made and Natural Disasters," which provides an overview and assessment of the risks facing railways and rail networks.

Full story: www.psu.edu

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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