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Shang Zhang wins CTRF paper award

Congratulations to Shang Zhang, whose paper, “Potential Crowd-Shipper Commute Pattern in the Toronto Area: Analysis from a Household Travel Survey,” co-authored with Smart Freight Centre Chair, Professor Matthew Roorda, won the first runner-up award in the Conference Paper Competition at the 2021 Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) Annual Conference. Zhang is an MASc Candidate at …

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Call for Papers: TRR Focus Issue on Freight Transportation Automation, Logistics and Supply Chains

Professor Matt Roorda, Chair of the Smart Freight Centre, will be a guest editor for the Transportation Research Record (TRR) journal’s “Special Issue on Freight Transportation Automation, Logistics, and Supply Chains,” covering both the private and public sectors. He encourages paper submissions. Paper submission is open now and will close November 30, 2021.  The first …

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Giuliano and panelists draw from research and practice for a comprehensive look at reducing freight emissions

The Distinguished Lecture Series of the University of Toronto Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, the Smart Freight Centre, and UTTRI proudly hosted a virtual visit from Professor Genevieve Giuliano on May 5, 2021. Professor Giuliano is Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government, and Director of the METRANS Transportation Center at USC …

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Smart Freight Centre thanks Louis-Paul Tardif

Louis-Paul Tardif has stepped down from his position as Director, Economic Analysis and Research at Transport Canada. On the occasion of his retirement, the Smart Freight Centre says “thank you” to Louis-Paul Tardif for his leadership, support and vision for freight transportation in Canada and for his championship of the formation of Smart Freight Centre. …

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Dr. Miguel Jaller presents “Who shops online and how sustainable is the delivery process?” for Smart Freight Leadership Seminar Series

Dr. Miguel Jaller, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Sustainable Freight Research Center at the University of California, Davis, presented “Who shops online and how sustainable is the delivery process?” on February 12, 2021 for the Smart Freight Centre Leadership Seminar Series.  The presentation was followed by Q & A moderated by Smart Freight Centre …

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Region of Peel receives UN designation

The Region of Peel has been designated as one of the United Nation’s Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE), a global network that promotes sustainable development. There are 175 RCEs worldwide, and just six of them are in Canada. Peel is among four regions added to the RCE, by a committee of peers at a recent virtual …

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Smart Freight Symposium 2020 showcases research, partnerships, and innovation in goods movement

The 2nd annual Smart Freight Symposium presented by the Smart Freight Centre was hosted by the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University the mornings of November 20 and 27, 2020. This year’s Symposium was held remotely on Zoom and was attended by over 100 invited guests. Thirty-seven speakers and moderators from government, NGOs, universities, …

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Freight sector missing from plans to scale up zero-emissions vehicle use: Pembina

New report identifies gaps in Canada’s goods movement system as deliveries, emissions rise A new report evaluating the uptake of zero-emission vehicles in Canada’s freight sector says there are considerable policy and investment gaps that must be filled in order to scale-up efforts to transition to a clean transportation system. The report, Building a zero-emission …

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