UC Davis White Papers on Emission Reducing Efficiency Strategies to Incorporate into the California Sustainable Freight Strategies

Relevant State Agencies and Departments are working together to develop the California Sustainable Freight Strategy (CSFS) for a sustainable freight transport system that relies on zero and near-zero emission equipment powered by renewable energy sources and meets multiple goals, including: enhancing the economic competitiveness and efficiency of California's logistics system, creating jobs, and increasing the safety and livability of freight corridors. The project will assist in the CSFS development by convening a small group of freight experts from academia, industry, and government to identify and examine broad-based approaches to increase the efficiency of the freight system while reducing its emissions, improve its ability to move cargo with less environmental impact, and review efficiency strategy concept papers developed by the group. The project will identify a set of emission reducing efficiency strategies to incorporate into the CSFS along with the necessary action items to implement that strategy and the public or private entity that would be lead on the strategy and/or action item. The strategies identified should be those that the group finds necessary to meet the goal of the CSFS and the benchmark of improving freight system efficiency by 25 percent by the year 2030, with an interim target of a 10 percent efficiency improvement by 2020. In addition, the project will identify efficiency strategies that are promising but require further analysis and consideration. The project will also deliver actionable white papers examining freight efficiency strategies with the greatest potential to increase system efficiency, cut shipping time or costs, and reduce air pollution (include discussion of the merits, challenges, implementation mechanisms, and potential champions/sponsors.)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Agency has not yet been awarded.


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  • Funding: $46509
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jaller, Miguel

  • Start Date: 20151001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01578178
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC29
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2015 2:53PM