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Call for Papers – VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2016

The second international conference organised by the Urban Freight Platform invites you to submit papers for the VREF conference on Urban Freight 2016: Plan for the future – sharing urban space to be held in Gothenburg, between 17-19th October 2016. Click here

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Updates on Off-Hour Delivery Pilots Part I: The Experiences of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Copenhagen, Denmark

The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global best practice cases and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal interest in freight transportation issues. Professional Development

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Creates Model to Address Freight Transportation Challenges

The research conducted at Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE) on freight modeling is recognized by the American Road & Transportation Builders

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Webinar on Freight Establishment Surveys and Modeling

The webinar titled “The Role of Commercial Establishment Surveys in Freight Behavior Research; and the Modeling of Freight Trip Generation, Freight Generation, and Service Trips” will be held on January 28, between 1:00-2:30 PM. This webinar is a part of

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Cargo Cycles for Urban Delivery: North American Experience

 The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global best practice cases and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal interest in freight transportation issues. Professional Development

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Assessing Behavior Changes Under The Influence of Travel Demand Management Strategies

In order to achieve an efficient transportation system, proper demand management strategies are more critical than increasing facility capacity. Previous studies suggest that most of the strategies have substantial impacts on traffic pattern and travel behaviors, but the effects may

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Freight Tricycle Operations in New York City

As cities become more congested and increasingly focused on sustainability, cargo cycles offer a potential alternative to motorized vehicles for local and last-mile goods delivery. However, few studies have examined this mode in the North American context. Click here for

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Talking Freight Webinar Materials

The May 2015 Talking Freight Seminar on Improving Freight System Performance in Metropolitan Areas are now available. For the audio recording/podcast (MP3 files), the PowerPoint presentations used in the seminar, and transcript: Please click here In addition, for the recording of

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Cargo Cycles for Urban Freight: The European Experience

The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global best practice cases and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal interest in freight transportation issues. Professional Development

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Press Release: Dialogue about the Costs of Congestion in Logistics Chains in Latin American and Caribbean Cities

Identifying how traffic congestion in Latin American cities impacts the final price of products and services: That is the goal of a study being led by the Transport Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), entitled “Methodology to Analyze and

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