High-Resolution Urban Freight Modeling in Cambridge, MA

As cities grow, more goods need to be delivered into urban communities to satisfy growing and varying consumption demands. Although a critical enabler of sustainable growth and quality of life, the urban freight system that deliver these goods is often seen as a nuisance from the public perspective, in large because the lack of adequate models and visualizations that allow for effective policy making. The goal of this project is to develop a high-resolution model of urban freight in the Massachusetts Avenue corridor of Cambridge, MA, that takes into accounts the nature of logistics operations, balance theoretical and data-driven analysis and allows the evaluation of a variety of urban freight policy and infrastructure interventions that improve the quality of life of urban communities.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39257

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557129
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC31, MITR25-2
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2015 1:01AM