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Announcing the SFC Freight Data Warehouse (FDW)

The Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is pleased to announce the Freight Data Warehouse (FDW). The Freight Data Warehouse will make private freight data available for evidence-based research that improves goods movement in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. It consolidates, manages, and distributes freight data in a secure environment to enable freight analytics, modeling, monitoring …

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Saiyed a finalist for 2021 TAC Sustainable Mobility Award

Dr. Sabbir Saiyed will speak on June 29 at 1 p.m. EDT at a Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) webinar as one of six finalists for the 2021 TAC Sustainable Mobility Award. His talk “Smart Freight Centre: Innovative Concept to Promote Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Goods Movement” will discuss the important and timely research, spearheaded …

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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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