METRANS Research Project

Publications of METRANS Research Briefs.

More about METRANS can be found here.

Network analysis of multimodal freight transport Pdf, 752.2 kB. (Pdf, 752.2 kB)

2018 - Qian Wang, Shuai Tang

Integrating Management of Truck and Rail Systems in LA Pdf, 860.9 kB. (Pdf, 860.9 kB)

2018 - Maged Dessouky, Lunce Fu, Shichun Hu 

Analysis of WDC Trends in USA Pdf, 756.9 kB. (Pdf, 756.9 kB)

2017 - Kang Sanggyun

Testing the ‘Freight Landscape’ Concept for Paris Pdf, 364.9 kB. (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 Cities Pdf, 488.6 kB. (Pdf, 488.6 kB)

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

Congestion caused by urban freight Pdf, 704.8 kB. (Pdf, 704.8 kB) (New Version)

2017 - A. Beziat and M. Koning

Outsourcing in the urban parcel and express delivery industry Pdf, 238.8 kB. (Pdf, 238.8 kB)

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

Understanding freight flows in cities I: Does density crowd out freight intensive activities Pdf, 515.4 kB. (Pdf, 515.4 kB)

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

Dualism City Logistics Pdf, 667.8 kB. (Pdf, 667.8 kB)

2016 - S. Behrends, J-P Rodrigue

MF NEWSLETTER 8 (in French) Pdf, 1.2 MB. (Pdf, 1.2 MB)

2016 - IFSTTAR, France

Impacts of Growing Non-Motorized Infrastructure on Freight Operations and Accessibility Pdf, 197 kB. (Pdf, 197 kB)

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

MF NEWSLETTER 7 (in French) Pdf, 1.2 MB. (Pdf, 1.2 MB)

2016 - IFSTTAR, France

Using proxies to describe the metropolitan freight landscape Pdf, 339.4 kB. (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 Freight Pdf, 307.7 kB. (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 city Pdf, 716.7 kB. (Pdf, 716.7 kB)

2014 - Martin Koning, Alison Conway

Efficiencies in Freight and Passenger Routing and Scheduling Pdf, 246.8 kB. (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 Flow Pdf, 274.4 kB. (Pdf, 274.4 kB)

2014 - Petros Ioannou

University of Southern California

The Freight Landscape: Using Secondary Data Sources to Describ Metropolitan Freight Flows Pdf, 623 kB. (Pdf, 623 kB)

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

University of Southern California

The Urban Freight Landscape Atlas Pdf, 989.6 kB. (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 France Pdf, 1.3 MB. (Pdf, 1.3 MB)

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


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Invitation to submit an Expression of interest in writing a think piece: gender informed mobility planning. Pdf, 622.2 kB. (Pdf, 622.2 kB)

This invitaton is an opportunity for scholars in sub-Saharan Africa to write a think piece on the theme of “Gender-informed mobility planning, governance and policy in African cities: status, barriers, ways forward.” Through this invitation, VREF welcomes expressions of interest (EoI) for a commissioned work on this theme.

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Deadline: 15 May 2022


Catalysing Curriculum Change at Universities in SSA 2022 Pdf, 1.3 MB. (Pdf, 1.3 MB)

This Call is an opportunity for scholars and teachers in sub-Saharan Africa to contribute to
renewing university-based education, while also strengthening knowledge and capacity among the next generation of SSA researchers and practitioners.

Deadline: 15 June 2022


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.

MOBILITY GRANT 2022- MAC-MG 2022 Pdf, 447.1 kB. (Pdf, 447.1 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.

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 now extended to: April 4, 2022 .


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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.

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