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Submitted by Tierra on February 4, 2014
UTRC Press Release

Friday, January 31, 2014

Contact: Nadia Aslam
Assistant Director for Technology Transfer
University Transportation Research Center - Region 2
Tel: 212-650-8051

The University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) Publishes the Final Report: "Evaluation of the Cooperative Multi-Carrier Delivery Initiatives"

UTRC has released a final report for the research titled: "Evaluation of the Cooperative Mulit-Carrier Delivery Initiatives", funded by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration/USDOT (RITA). The principal investigators were Dr. Xiaokun (Cara) Wang, an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Allison Conway, an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at The City College of New York and Dr. Camille Kamga, an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at The City College of New York.

In the last several years there has been a surge of interest in fostering more sustainable logistical operations in urban areas. Under the umbrella of the generic term City Logistics, these initiatives try to take advantage of the coordinating power of a municipal government to convince urban delivery companies to participate in collaborative schemes that by reducing truck trips, increasing the utilization of trucks, or both, may reduce the negative externalities associated with urban truck traffic.

The full report is available for a free download at the UTRC website:…

About the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)

The University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) is a USDOT Regional Transportation Center addressing surface transportation operations, management, design economics and planning.  The Region 2 University Transportation Research Center is one of ten original National Centers, established in 1987, in recognition that transportation plays a key role in the nation’s economy and in the quality of people’s lives. Located at the City University of New York, the Center is a Consortium of 17 major Academic Institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico. Through the Grant supporting the Center, the mission incorporates research, education and the transfer of technology in the field of transportation. Academically based, the work of Faculty and Students – graduate and undergraduate provide a critical link in resolving our national and regional transportation problems while training the future and current professionals who address our transportation system and their customers on a daily basis. For more information, visit