METRANS and MetroFreight Directors Gen Giuliano and Tom O'Brien, Researchers Laetitia Dablanc, Eleonora-Morganti, and Qian Wang, and PhD students Shaui (Louis) Tang and Sanggyun Kang represented the MetroFreight Center of Excellence at the 2014 Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (PASI-SUFS) held from August 3rd through August 15th in Bogota, Colombia. USC Price Urban Planning PhD student Sanggyun Kang was awarded Volvo Research and Educational Foundations sponsorship to the full two weeks of the conference.
Organized by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this workshop brought together center directors, researchers, faculty, and students conducting research on sustainable urban freight systems (UFS) to work together to develop a holistic view of UFS issues and solutions. The main goal of the workshop was to provide a collaborative forum to help the new generation of researchers and practitioners to develop innovative freight transportation research, education, and practice in sustainable UFS. PASI-SUFS is organized and supported by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, VREF Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS), Universidad del Norte, Universidad de los Andes, and the METRANS VREF MetroFreight Center of Excellence.