GTHA Goods Movement Data Collection Framework
The efficient movement of goods and services in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is essential to the region’s economic prosperity and quality of life. Governments have invested in passenger transportation data to support land use and transportation planning, they have not done so for freight transportation. Recently, agencies in the GTHA have begun to invest in the collection and application of urban goods movement data.
Metrolinx retained the Centre for Urban Freight Analysis at the University of Toronto to develop a coordinated urban goods movement data framework that supports performance measurement and modeling, with the ultimate purpose of informing urban goods movement public policy related in the GTHA. The project involved four major tasks: