METRANS Research Project

Publications of METRANS Research Briefs.

More about METRANS can be found here.

Network analysis of multimodal freight transportPDF (pdf, 752.2 kB)

2018 - Qian Wang, Shuai Tang

Integrating Management of Truck and Rail Systems in LAPDF (pdf, 860.9 kB)

2018 - Maged Dessouky, Lunce Fu, Shichun Hu 

Data Challenges in Urban Freight Research: The Case of Warehousing and DistributionPDF (pdf, 618.5 kB)

2018 - Genevieve Giuliano, Sanggyun Kang 

Analysis of WDC Trends in USAPDF (pdf, 756.9 kB)

2017 - Kang Sanggyun

Testing the ‘Freight Landscape’ Concept for ParisPDF (pdf, 364.9 kB)

2017 - T. Sakai, A. Beziat, A. Heitz, L. Dablanc

New trends in e-commerce deliveries: The Rise of Instant Delivery Services in European CitiesPDF (pdf, 488.6 kB)

2017 - L.Dablanc, E.Morganti, N Arvidsson, J Woxenius, M Browne, N Saidi

Hunts Point Terminal Market: The Demand for Waterborne Transportation as a Part of the Outbound-Distribution SystemPDF (pdf, 673.2 kB)

2015 - S. Yahalom, Captain E. Johansson, Changqian Guan, C. Kamga

Congestion caused by urban freightPDF (pdf, 704.8 kB) (New Version)

2017 - A. Beziat and M. Koning

Outsourcing in the urban parcel and express delivery industryPDF (pdf, 238.8 kB)

2014 - Reme-Harnay, P., Cruz, C., Dablanc, L.

Understanding freight flows in cities I: Does density crowd out freight intensive activitiesPDF (pdf, 515.4 kB)

2017 - G. Giuliano, Sanggyun Kang, Quan Yuan, Eun-Jin Shin

Dualism City LogisticsPDF (pdf, 667.8 kB)

2016 - S. Behrends, J-P Rodrigue

Competition Driving Change in PortsPDF (pdf, 484.8 kB)

2016 - G. Knatz

MF NEWSLETTER 8 (in French)PDF (pdf, 1.2 MB)

2016 - IFSTTAR, France

Impacts of Growing Non-Motorized Infrastructure on Freight Operations and AccessibilityPDF (pdf, 197 kB)

2016 Conway, Tavernier, Leal-Tavares, Gharamani, Chauvet, Chiu, Xue

MF NEWSLETTER 7 (in French)PDF (pdf, 1.2 MB)

2016 - IFSTTAR, France

Using proxies to describe the metropolitan freight landscapePDF (pdf, 339.4 kB)

2014 - Giuliano

University of Southern California

Trucks, Trains, Tugs and Tubes: A Model for More-Efficient Collection and Transfer of Solid Waste, the Predominant Form of First-Mile Urban FreightPDF (pdf, 307.7 kB)

2014 - B. Miller, J. Spertu

University Transportation Research Center City University of New York

The good Impacts of Biking for Goods: Lessons from Paris cityPDF (pdf, 716.7 kB)

2014 - Martin Koning, Alison Conway

Efficiencies in Freight and Passenger Routing and SchedulingPDF (pdf, 246.8 kB)

2014 - Maged Dessouky

University of Southern California

The Design and Evaluation of Impact of Traffic Light Priority for Trucks on Traffic FlowPDF (pdf, 274.4 kB)

2014 - Petros Ioannou

University of Southern California

The Freight Landscape: Using Secondary Data Sources to Describ Metropolitan Freight FlowsPDF (pdf, 623 kB)

2014 - Genevieve Giuliano, Sanggyun Kang, Quan Yuan, Nathan Hutson

University of Southern California

The Urban Freight Landscape AtlasPDF (pdf, 989.6 kB)

2013 - Laetitia Dablanc, Genevieve Giuliano, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Sangbeom Seo

FINAL DELIVERIES FOR ONLINE SHOPPING: the rise of pickup points in FrancePDF (pdf, 1.3 MB)

2013 - Morganti, E., Dablanc L., Fortin F., Gouvernal, E.


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VREF invites applications for research grants to support
projects to be implemented 2022 under the programme for “Mobility & Access in African Cities”.

Deadline: 15 September 2021

MOBILITY GRANT 2021- MAC-MG 2021PDF (pdf, 443.4 kB)

The VREF invites PhD students and advanced master students from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) universities to apply for a Mobility Grant (MG) to support a visit to another SSA university with up to SEK 25 000.


The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR the Håkan Frisinger Award for Excellence in Transportation Research

The VREF invites universities located in Sweden to nominate candidates for The Håkan Frisinger Award (Håkan Frisingers pris till framstående transportforskare) and apply for a VREF Visiting Researcher Grant for the nominated candidate.

Closed on 2021-03-03.

Read more...PDF (pdf, 233.6 kB)

Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarships for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the international policy dialogue in these fields.

This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call deadline: March 1, 2021 .


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Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.


This CityFix series, produced by the WRI (World Ressources Institute) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and supported by the VREF, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas


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