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Double-trailer trucks could soon be driving during GTA rush hour

Rush hour in Toronto might soon include bigger trucks. Ontario’s government wants to let double-trailer transport trucks on the highways during peak traffic times in the GTA. Currently these trucks, known as “long-combination vehicles,” are not allowed on highways between 7:30 and 9 a.m. or 4:30 to 6 p.m. But the Progressive Conservative government is proposing a change to make things …

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How an Ontario municipality cut trucking pollution without investing in infrastructure

A regional government in Ontario has tested a way to increase cargo efficiency while helping reduce carbon emissions, without spending a cent on building new infrastructure. At the end of August, the Region of Peel, which includes the municipalities Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon, completed a pilot during which trucks made deliveries outside peak congestion hours. …

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Regional collaboration needed to solve Ontario’s challenges, forum hears

Regional collaboration among universities, governments and industry is essential to helping solve shared challenges across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA), business leaders and university researchers said at a forum in Hamilton on October 3, 2019. “It takes persistence and leadership to move past some of those barriers to get large institutions to make partnerships …

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Benefits of off-peak delivery clear: Roorda shares preliminary analysis of Peel pilot data

Early analysis of data collected during the Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project of the Region of Peel was shared with Peel Regional Council on September 12, 2019 by University of Toronto Professor Matthew Roorda, Chair of the Smart Freight Centre. Delivery data from 14 store locations of three participating retailers were analyzed by Roorda and …

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The Smart Freight Centre Launch: A collaborative network aimed at improving goods movement in the GTHA

Government dignitaries from all levels gathered on April 18, 2018 at the launch event of the Smart Freight Centre, a centre of excellence for goods movement. The Smart Freight Centre has been established as a five-year collaborative network with the Region of Peel, McMaster University, University of Toronto, and York University. It will work on …

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McMaster partners with Peel to launch Smart Freight Centre

Senior government and academic officials gathered Thursday at Brampton’s Embassy Grand Convention Centre for the launch of the Smart Freight Centre. The centre will be a one-stop shop for addressing some of the most pressing transportation and logistics issues facing Canada’s busiest commercial and residential hub. For example: How do municipalities deal with increased traffic as …

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York U supports new GTHA Smart Freight Centre with funding and research space

Government dignitaries from all levels gathered April 12 at the launch event of the Smart Freight Centre, a centre of excellence for goods movement. The Smart Freight Centre has been established as a five-year collaborative network with the Region of Peel, McMaster University, the University of Toronto and York University. It will work on regionally significant goods movement …

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New Smart Freight Centre aims to improve goods movement, support sustainable growth across GTHA

BRAMPTON, ON. (Apr. 18, 2019) – Government dignitaries from all levels gathered today at the launch event of the Smart Freight Centre, a centre of excellence for goods movement. The Smart Freight Centre has been established as a five-year collaborative network with the Region of Peel, McMaster University, University of Toronto, and York University. It …

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