Transportation Research Related to COVID-19. Assessing the Equity and Workforce Mobility Implications of the Expansion of E-commerce and Direct-to-Consumer Delivery Services

The objectives of this research are to develop a set of resources that include: (1) A definition, framework, and taxonomy of the expansion of e-commerce and direct-to-consumer deliveries; (2) How and to what extent the rise of direct-to-consumer delivery services have created opportunities and challenges for workers and consumers in urban, suburban, and rural contexts, with an emphasis on low/fixed-income communities, minority communities, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly population; (3) How these opportunities and challenges affect the transportation needs for workers and consumers; and (4) What effective practices, partnerships, plans, policies, programs, strategies, funding options, or transportation services are needed to address or support the transportation needs and equity outcomes. 


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-13(06)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wadsworth, Trey

  • Start Date: 20211228
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767997
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-13(06)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2021 3:13PM