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Freight Impacts on Downtown Streets: New Tools to Create Last Mile Solutions

As people return to live and work in cities there is an increasing need to accommodate the needs of commercial activities to support the urban areas. This session explores examples of planning and design to improve delivery services from an infrastructure operations perspective. Additionally, the latest planning tools from the research community ready for practical application will be presented, such as the Initiative Selector Tool for Improving Freight System Performance.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand lessons learned from application freight planning and design approaches in urban areas.
  • Describe the available resources to support solutions to last mile delivery challenges.
  • Identify different sets of planning and design initiatives that may improve freight delivery performance.
Facilitator:
King Gee, Director of Engineering and Technical Services, American Association of
State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC

Speakers:
  • Tom Visée, Freight Planner, HDR, New York, NY
  • Tom Madrecki, Strategic Communications, United Parcel Service, Washington, DC
  • Jeffrey Wojtowicz, Senior Research Engineer, Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY