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Research Brief 08: Urban Freight in Delhi  - Characteristics and Mobility Restrictions now released.

Freight Trip Generation (FTG) modeling is crucial for freight decision makers considering the use of  mobility restrictions as an intervention to reduce freight externalities. The authors, Nilanjana De-Bakshi, Nomesh B. Bolia, Geetam Tiwari and Jose Holguin-Veras, have conducted establishment surveys and interviews to study FTG modeling and mobility restrictions  in Delhi and present their findings. 

About the authors:

  • Nilanjana De-Bakshi is a PhD student at IIT Delhi. Her research interests are in urban freight.
  • Nomesh B. Bolia is an Associate Professor at IIT Delhi. His areas of interest are transportation, public policy and governance.
  • Geetam Tiwari is a Professor at IIT Delhi. Her areas of interest include public transport, transport externalities and travel behavior. She heads the VREF Center of Excellence (CoE) at TRIPP, IIT Delhi. 
  • Jose Holguin-Veras is the William H. Hart Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Director of the VREF CoE for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (SUFS). His areas of interest are sustainable freight transportation systems, policy development and transportation economics.

Access to the Research Brief 08 page.

Other Research Briefs can be found here.

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