Crudy by Rail Map

Project Overview

Jacob Lesser and Tyson Waldo of the Huxley Spatial Institute recently completed the Crude-by-Rail: Interactive Map centered on the current rapid expansion of crude oil being shipped by rail in North America. The Crude-By-Rail map was created as an online companion to , “RUNAWAY TRAIN: The Reckless Expansion of Crude-By-Rail in North America, a report published by Oil Change International in May 0f 2014. Oil Change International is a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels. The Crude-by-Rail online map captures the North American Crude-by-Rail system. Including location and operating status of crude terminals, as well as location and ownership of rail lines potentially used for crude transport. This unique online map is one of the first publically available maps to layout the entire North American Crude-by-Rail system in an interactive fashion.