Last Mile Commercial Package Delivery as a Revenue Generation Tool for Rural Public Transportation Systems in Wyoming

According to the United States Postal Service’s 2014 White Paper— Package Services: Get Ready, Set, Grow!, consumers and businesses in the United States spent more than $68 billion to ship packages domestically in 2013. Amazon alone paid more than $6.6 billion to deliver goods of online retailer in 2013 including books, clothing, electronics, jewelry, and shoes (USPS 2014). The package delivery market of online products is experiencing continuous change in order to make it more efficient and cost effective. Commercial companies are investigating various practices that can replace traditional last mile delivery systems. Since public transportation systems have emerged as a viable solution for the last mile package delivery market, these public transportation systems and state departments of transportation should research this opportunity to obtain new revenue. This revenue could help rural transit systems obtain critically needed local match. Finally, package delivery through a transit system could help improve the efficiency,effectiveness, visibility of rural transit systems, and provide another venue to connect transit systems with the general public.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $40143
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Wyoming Department of Transportation

    5300 Bishop Boulevard
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82009-3340
  • Project Managers:

    Hauffe, Talbot

  • Performing Organizations:

    Western Transportation Institute

    Montana State University
    P.O. Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717-4250
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chaudhari, Jaydeep

  • Start Date: 20160922
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161017
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01612646
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RS10216
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2016 12:52PM