Improving Goods Movement in a Metropolitan Area Adjacent to a Port

Southern California and specially Los Angeles faces enormous congestion associated with increase in cargo movement from/to the regional Ports. The region has started to drown in a sea of trucks and trains. This growing congestion has elevated the costs of freight transport. Also, it resulted in greater concerns regarding environmental impacts on local communities. Considering the predicted tripling of cargo movement through the ports in the next two decades, it is crucial to develop immediate alternative arrangements for freight management. More efficient operational management of intermodal transport provides effective cargo movement and maintains environmental justice. In this study, analytical tools, such as mathematical programming, are employed to develop a new strategy for cargo movement in order to lesser congestion and environmental impact.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Cavello, Casey

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State University, Dominguez Hills

      1000 E. Victoria Street
      Carson, CA  United States  90747
    • Principal Investigators:

      Pourmohammadi, Hamid

    • Start Date: 20090701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26704

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461336
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2009-SGP-1040
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:44PM