Freight Transportation Stakeholders:


Please see the webinar announcement below from the Center of Excellence from Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) about a webinar taking place next Wednesday (12/18) focused on e-commerce related deliveries to businesses and residents.


On a related note, the December Talking Freight webinar announcement will hopefully be sent to you later today.  The December Talking Freight webinar was moved back one day, to Thursday 12/19, to accommodate all speakers during that webinar.  Coincidentally, that webinar will also focus on e-commerce related deliveries, and will feature presentations from the recent International Urban Freight Conference.  None of the Talking Freight webinar presentations will overlap with the CoE SUFS webinar presentations.


Thanks for your interest in freight transportation.  Take care, and have a good day.


Carl L. (Chip) Millard III

FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations

USDOT HQ E84-471

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20590

Phone: 202-366-4415

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Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 4:00 PM
To: Jeffrey Wojtowicz <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Webinar Invitation: Internet Deliveries to Households and Deliveries to Business: Impacts on Cities and Solution Approaches


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You have been invited to the following free webinar:

Internet Deliveries to Households and Deliveries to Business: Impacts on Cities and Solution Approaches

The Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program is designed to share global cases of best practices and real world examples of sustainable urban freight systems. This program is open to anyone with a professional or a personal interest in freight transportation issues. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those interested.

The Internet economy has put at consumers’ fingertips an array of consumer goods without precedent in human history; in doing so, the business-to-consumer (B2C) component of the Internet economy has increased market transparency making it easier for consumers to find suppliers and vice versa. The freight traffic generated, in turn, has aggravated congestion, pollution, and accidents. As the same time, traditional deliveries to commercial establishments—business-to-business (B2B)—have also increased in response to the reactivation of the economy, and the increasing reliance on frequent deliveries of small shipments. Aggravating the already significant challenge, the transition to service economies prevailing in developed economies, is creating an increasing traffic of service activities that, though relatively small in numbers, occupy the curbside space for very long periods of time. The conjunction of these trends have created a perfect storm of commercial traffic in cities. In this talk, Professors José Holguín-Veras and Cara Wang will discuss their research on these topics and will outline potential solution approaches to deal with this crisis.

*This Peer-to-Peer webinar is eligible for 1.0 Professional Engineer Professional Development Hour (PDH). In order to receive credit, you must attend the full webinar and complete a short learning assessment following the webinar. Please contact Jeff Wojtowicz at [log in to unmask] for more details about the requirements for receiving PDH for this webinar.

Event: Internet Deliveries to Households and Deliveries to Business: Impacts on Cities and Solution Approaches
When: Wednesday
December 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)

To register now, please click here.

To know more about the event, please visit our website:

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