Improving Freight System Performance in Metropolitan Areas

Freight flows are a physical manifestation of the manufacturing and consumption activities that are pillars of modern life. For that reason, transportation policy should ensure that freight is moved as efficiently as possible, as hampering the flow of cargo is bound to have a negative effect on the economy. At the same time, it is important to minimize the negative impacts produced by freight traffic such as congestion, pollution, noise, infrastructure damage, and deterioration of quality of life. The goal of public policy must be to maximize the benefits of the freight flows while minimizing the negative externalities of the freight vehicle traffic.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $23663.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

    Thorson, Ellen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Troy, NY  United States  12180-3590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wojtowicz, Jeffrey

    Amaya, Johanna

    Holguin-Veras, Jose

  • Start Date: 20140101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39765

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01565942
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49997-20-25
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2015 1:00AM