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METROFREIGHT, the local/global Challenge of urban freight, Los Angeles, USA
A Centre of Excellence for freight in urban transport
Elliot Sclar

The METROFREIGHT USC team will "aim to develop a better understanding of urban freight problems and develop effective, sustainable and implementable strategies for solving these problems," said Dr. Giuliano. The METROFREIGHT team will conduct a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program of research, education and training, and outreach to achieve the Centre´s goals.


METROFREIGHT is led by the METRANS Transportation Center (University of Southern California, L. A., and California State University, Long Beach, USA), and includes the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) consortium, City College of New York; the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), University of Paris-Est; and the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), Seoul. Non-academic partners representing both industry and government are also part of METROFREIGHT. UPS Corporation serves as global participant.

METROFREIGHT brings together a consortium of leading urban freight transport scholars and key private /public partners to establish a research CoE with the vision to become the global leader in urban freight research, education and outreach, establishing urban freight as a recognized field of international study, building a global network of scholars, and contributing by widely disseminating data, information, results and education materials.

METROFREIGHT builds on many strengths:

  • international reputation of the academic participants;
  • proven, established relationships with private/public urban freight stakeholders;
  • access to unique data sets;
  • established record of multidisciplinary research and collaboration across the consortium;
  • strong leadership and management experience with large research enterprises;
  • support and resources of the member research organizations.

Host organisation:
http://www.metrans.org

Research theme(s):
Publications:
A Study on Introduction Plans for Logistics Consolidation in the Major Economic Regions Based on the Survey
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2013
Type: Report

Urban Transportation and Land Use
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2013
Type: Book chapter

The Geography of Transport Systems
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2013
Type: Book

Evaluation of Transportation Practices in the California Cut Flower Industry
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2013
Type: Research article

Environmental Innovation and the Role of Stakeholder Collaboration in West Coast Port Gateways
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2013
Type: Research article

Motivations for Self-Regulation: the Clean Air Action Plan
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2013
Type: Research article

Urban Goods Transport
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2013
Type: Research article

Understanding the Diversity of Logistics Facilities in the Paris Region
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2012
Type: Research article

The Paris Region: Operating and Planning Freight at multiple Levels in a European City
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2012
Type: Book chapter

A Study on Planning and Developing Strategies to Improve the Efficiency of Urban Logistics Facilities in the Seoul Metropolitan Area
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2011
Type: Report

Logistics Master Planning for the City of Seoul
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2011
Type: Report

Urban Freight Consultations in the Paris Region
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Scheduling freight trains traveling on complex networks
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Policy Options for Truck User Charging
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Urban Goods Movement and Air Quality Policy and Regulation Issues in European Cities
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Goods Transport in Large European Cities: Difficult to Organize, Difficult to Modernize
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Reducing port-related truck emissions: The terminal gate appointment system at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

The impacts of time of day pricing on the behavior of freight carriers in a congested urban area: Implications to road pricing
Research theme: Urban Freight
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

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