MetroFreight News & Announcements
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IFFSTAR hosted the first MetroFreight Urban Freight Training Seminar in Paris in December 2015. The two-day interactive workshop brought regional and municipal-level transportation planners from across France together to learn about legislative changes impacting the work of the planning agency, the results of the recently completed Paris Freight Survey and to discuss Best Practices. The trainees worked in teams to address urban logistics challenges and presented their findings to leading industry experts.Read more >
Henrik Nolmark is the Executive Director of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, backer of the METROFREIGHT Center of Excellence based at METRANS, and a major funder of the 2015 INUF Conference. Henrik joined host Mat Kaplan for this exclusive conversation at the Long Beach, California gathering.
TransCast is available here.Read more >
Alison Conway, Assistant Professor, City College of New York, presents research on Cargo Cycles for Local and Last Mile Delivery: Lessons from New York City. This research seminar took place at Portland State University on December 4, 2015. Professor Conway’s research interests include the interface between freight and green non-motorized modes of transportation in urban settings.Read more >
From Chicago to ParisTakanori Sakai, a PhD student from the University of Illinois at Chicago (supervising Professor Kazuya Kawamura), spent three weeks at IFSTTAR on the Metrofreight Paris team during September-October 2015. Takanori worked with Adeline Heitz and Adrien Beziat on a comparison between Paris and Tokyo regarding the location of warehouses. Takanori benefited from receiving a VREF grant. From Colombia to ParisRead more >