Getting the Goods withouth the Bads: Freight Transportation Demand Management Strategies to Reduce Urban Impacts

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October 31, 2013
By: Bill Holloway and Chris Spahr, State Smart Transportation Initiative

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.


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