Investigation of E-Commerce Enabled Freight Demand and Activities in Residential Areas

Given the above motivation, this research aims to incorporate household freight trip attractions into the freight demand analysis framework and addressing the impacts of e-commerce on travel demand and the highway network. The specific objectives include: (1) Capture household level consumption and attractions of goods and services. (2) Measure the relationships between household and land use attributes and freight trip generation. (3) Estimate the impacts of e-commerce on travel demand and the highway network. Residential deliveries enabled by e-commerce and on-demand delivery services have been increasing rapidly. This shift in how consumers receive goods and services have direct impacts on the state and local roadway network. Yet, existing data and tools are not able to accurately reflect this trend. This research proposes an approach to addressing this missing component in the supply chain by incorporating household generated (attracted) freight trips into the demand analysis framework. This project will provide insights in quantifying last-mile demand to better reflect the actual freight demand and truck trips in the planning process.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $251734
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV29 977-59

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Watts, Brian

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida International University

      Division of Research
      11200 SW 8th St, MARC 430
      Miami, FL  United States  33199
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jin, Xia

    • Start Date: 20200602
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230309

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01741872
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV29 977-59
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 4 2020 10:26AM