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Peel testing off-peak deliveries

Peel Region, on the western edge of Toronto, will run a pilot project to test off-peak deliveries between July and December – and it has recruited some major operations to participate. Participants include the LCBO, Loblaw Companies, PepsiCo, Walmart Canada, and Weston Foods. The region’s Smart Freight Centre will support the project with expertise from …

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Peel to establish smart freight centre to facilitate movement of billions in goods

Region is one of Canada’s most important multimodal goods movement hubs With an estimated $1.8 billion worth of goods travelling through Peel every day, the region has agreed to collaborate with three local universities to find a way to move products faster and more efficiently. To that end — council recently approved $240,000 in funding …

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Collaboration is key to capture environmental and economic benefits of freight efficiency

Government, businesses, planners and NGOs gathered in Peel Region to chart a path towards freight efficiency Nearly 60 thought leaders gathered yesterday at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for a one-day freight forum hosted by the Pembina Institute, with lead funder Ontario Trillium Foundation. Freight emissions are growing across Canada, and the day aimed …

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URBAN FREIGHT RESEARCH AND PROJECTS

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, …

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