Region of Peel

Smart Freight Centre launches new research collaborations on safer, cleaner and more efficient transport of goods in the GTHA

This story by Tyler Irving was originally posted on University of Toronto Engineering News, November 4, 2020. From take-out pizza to online shopping — which nearly doubled in Canada this year— the use of home delivery has greatly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. But according to Professor Matt Roorda (CivMin), what happens between clicking “add …

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Goods movement and trucking professionals play a significant role in supporting the people of Ontario during COVID-19: Iannicca

Statement from Nando Iannicca, Peel Regional Chair recognizing the Goods Movement industry during COVID-19 Brampton, ON (July 13, 2020) – On behalf of Regional Council, Chair Nando Iannicca recognizes the members of Region of Peel Goods Movement Task Force and the business industry as a whole for their efforts in response to the health crisis during …

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Smart Freight Centre facilitates needed dialogue on goods movement

A recent article by Andrew Reeves in Novae Res Urbis, Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area, discusses the need for inter-jurisdictional dialogue and cooperation for efficient and environmentally sustainable movement of goods in Canada. The March 18, 2020 article quotes Pembina Institute Regional Director Carolyn Kim as well as from their recent report “The next frontier …

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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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