Freight and Environmental Policy Case Studies & Videos

In this project, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will develop a series of case studies designed to evaluate the impacts of freight-related environmental policies. Building upon earlier METRANS policy evaluations of port-related strategies to reduce congestion, these case studies will assess the potential benefits of programs such as the Southern California Intermodal Gateway (SCIG), and analyze the institutional challenges to program implementation. Three case studies have been conducted as of Summer 2020: Case 1: Southern California Intermodal Gateway (SCIG) Case 2: Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Case 3: Clean Trucks Program (CTP) A final report will summarize the findings, which will provide context for the NCST's broader research agenda on sustainable freight. In conjunction with the CSULB College of Professional and International Education's (CPIE) Advanced Media Production (AMP) Center, the NCST CSULB team will then produce brief videos to accompany the case studies research. The videos will be publicly accessible and developed for undergraduate and graduate students in multiple disciplines, as well as for incumbent workers and potential new hires in professional development courses at CPIE. The intended outcome is for students to learn case study methodology in researching policy development, implementation, and evaluation, thus providing additional tools for project analysis.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $292000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Principal Investigators:

    O'Brien, Thomas

    Reeb, Tyler

  • Start Date: 20181206
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01764681
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 10 2021 2:01PM