Getting the Goods Without the Bads: Freight Transportation Demand Management Strategies to Reduce Urban Impacts (SSTI, 2013)

This project, funded by SSTI with a matching grant from the Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE),  identifies and evaluates freight transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to improve transportation efficiency by reducing the social costs associated with goods movement in urban areas.

Information about various freight transportation demand management (TDM) strategies was gathered through a review of literature, an online survey, and interviews with implementers. Strategies are compared based on their costs, benefits, and implementation difficulty. Case studies of six US cities using innovative freight TDM strategies are also included.

The table below details the impacts and implementation difficulty of various freight TDM strategies.

Freight TDM Strategy Table

Download the report here.

A recording of the webinar about the study (October 28, 2013) is available here. For the presenation slides click here.

Bios for the presenters are available here: Bill Holloway (SSTI), Chris Spahr (SSTI), Tom Murtha (CMAP).