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Steven K Peterson

Research Scientist - Economic and Transportation Geography

Steven Peterson is an economic geographer with interests in the spatial and economic analysis of critical infrastructure including transportation and production networks with a focus on regional and urban systems of systems.  He is currently a research staff member with the Built Environment Group in the Geospatial Sciences and Human Security Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Peterson is a Principal Investigator and Project Manager for the Web-based Transportation Routing Analysis Geographic Information System platform (WebTRAGIS funded by the Office of Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.  His recent research projects have included examining agricultural commodity flows across multiple modal networks for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the examination of regional freight flows through the Chattanooga metropolitan area for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sustainable Vehicle Program, researching the spatial concentration of freight truck accidents, and developing a fully intermodal/transmodal routing analysis and visualization capability within the TRAGIS environment. Currently he serves as a member of several Transportation Research Board subcommittees: Transportation of Energy Products, Port Performance, and Port Digitalization.