Freight transportation, a vital component of the economy, supports a variety of activities by ensuring the efficient movement and timely availability of raw materials and finished goods. This course will investigate the strategic, tactical and operational issues associated with designing freight transportation networks. To that end, the strategic framework would focus on classical models in location theory. Most of the discussion surrounding the tactical and operational issues will be focused on railroad, marine and intermodal transportation of freight. Finally, additional consideration for handling hazardous materials such as crude oil or refined petroleum products will be discussed.