All Research

The METRANS Transportation Center has been conducting research since 1998. The table below includes all completed and current research projects. Research prior to 2012 was organized around four topic areas:  goods movement and international trade, mobility of urban populations, infrastructure, and safety, security and vulnerability.  These topic areas are preserved in the table. The research project database can be searched via keyword, topic area, year, or center. Click on the title for a description of the project. Final reports may also be downloaded from the table. 

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Center Topic Area Proj # PI Name Research Project
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 4.1a Genevieve Giuliano

Conceptualizing and Testing the Freight Landscape

MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 4.1g Laetitia Dablanc, Adeline Heitz

Feasibility of In-City Logistics Terminals

MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 1A Genevieve Giuliano, Laetitia Dablanc, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Sangbeom Seo

Building the Database

MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 4.1b Genevieve Giuliano

Spatial Dynamics of Warehousing and Distribution

MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 5.1a Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Alison Conway, Camille Kamga Decomposing the Home-Based Delivery Supply Chain Phase 1
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 1C Genevieve Giuliano, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Laetitia Dablanc, Sanggyun Kang

The Urban Freight Landscape

MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 4.1c Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Sonke Behrends

The Dualism of Urban Freight Transport: City vs. Suburban Logistics

Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Sustainable Urban Freight MT-18-SP90 Genevieve Giuliano Implementation of Action 6 of the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (CSFAP) Phase 3: Tracking Economic Competitiveness
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 5.1b Sangbeom Seo Home-Based Shopping Patterns
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight TO-021-a Tom O'Brien Freight Efficiency Strategies: Planning and Policy
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 4.1d Adeline Heitz, Laetitia Dablanc

Logistics Spatial Patterns in Paris: The Rise of the Paris Basin as a Logistics Megaregion

Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Sustainable Urban Freight MT-18-SP91 Genevieve Giuliano Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Initiative
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 1.1f Geraldine Knatz

Evolving models of port cooperation on the US West Coast

Caltrans, METRANS UTC Sustainable Urban Freight 15-27 Genevieve Giuliano, Sanggyun Kang Spatial Dynamics of Warehousing and Distribution in California
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight TO-021-b Tom O'Brien Freight Efficiency Strategies: Operational Modernization at Distribution Nodes
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 5.2a Eleonora Morganti

Alternatives to Home Deliveries

MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 4.2b Adeline Heitz, Takanori Sakai, Adrien Beziat, Laetitia Dablanc Developing and testing the freight landscape for Paris
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 4.1k Martin Koning A new look at the environmental assessment of logistics sprawl Part 2
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 1.1d Sangbeom Seo, Seungju Jeong , Chang-Jin Ahn

Developing a Parcel Freight O-D and Identifying Parcel Freight Determinants for Seoul Metropolitan Area

National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight 14-23 Maged Dessouky

Routing Strategies for Efficient Deployment of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Freight Delivery