MetroFreight News & Announcements

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Quanquan Chen, a PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering at the City College of New York, was awarded a Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Study Visit Grant.  Quanquan has been working with the MetroFreight team at the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) under the guidance of advisor Dr. Alison Conway to study parking activity associated with curbside delivery to residential buildings in New York City.  From November 2nd to 21st, 2016, she traveled to Paris, France to visit with MetroFreight partners at IFSTTAR.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 marked the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for ZTO Express, a Chinese delivery firm that was founded 14 years ago. It raised $1.4 billion from its listing as an IPO, the largest on Wall Street this year. ZTO is expecting significant growth potential of home deliveries in China and claims higher profit margins than FedEx or UPS. Alibaba is its main customer, accounting for 70% of ZTO’s business.

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While attending the VREF Conference on Urban Freight 2016 in Sweden, Alison Conway, Assistant Professor, The City College of New York, was interviewed by a representative of Chalmers University of Technology. Using the city streets of Gothenburg as a back drop, Professor Conway pointed out urban freight challenges and site specific solutions that she observed in regards to safety, parking and congestion. The Volvo Research & Educational Foundations (VREF) supports the research efforts of the MetroFreight Center of Excellence.

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Benjamin Miller, Senior Research Fellow, Freight Programs, University Transportation Research Center in New York (and his colleagues [or: partners]) have moved their MetroFreight research project on waste management into the pre-implementation feasibility-analysis phase.

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The 14th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) took place on July 10 – 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China.  The program included more than 1,170 papers presented in oral and poster sessions.  The authors from 65 countries ensured that WCTR 2016 was a truly international event.  The MetroFreight Center of Excellence was well represented by research project presentations given by faculty, researchers and doctoral students from the University of Southern California (USC), California State University Long Beach (CSULB), City College of New York, IFSTTAR University of Paris-Est, Fran

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