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METRANS National Urban Freight Conference
PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS              

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Speaker:  Barry Wallerstein, South Coast AQMD
The Intersection of Transportation and Air Quality NeedsScience and Policy
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PANELS

Plenary Spotlight Panel 1

What Researchers Need to Know About Industry
Session Moderator:  Thomas O’Brien, California State University Long Beach

Panelists: 
Mark Hirzel, MIQ Logistics
Lupe Valdez, Union Pacific Presentation
Douglas O'Donnell, O'Donnell Strategic Advisors  Presentation
Matt Schrap, California Fleet Solutions     

 Spotlight Panel 2   Trucking

Moving Beyond the Port: Trucking Challenges and Opportunities in Southern California
         
Session Moderator: David Green, Alcoa Fastening Systems and Los Angeles Transportation Club

Panelists: 
Jolene Hayes, Port of Long Beach  Presentation
Matt Schrap, California Fleet Solutions   Presentation
Alex Cherin, Englander Knabe and Allen & Harbor Trucking Association  Presentation
Steve Lefever, City of South Gate  Presentation

Spotlight Panel 3a  Environmental Justice 1

Environmental Justice in Practice—Toward Workable Solutions - All Presentations
 Session Moderator:  Patricia McLaughlin, MIG, Inc.

Panelists: 
Nancy Pfeffer, Gateway Cities Council of Governments
Tanya Love, Riverside County Transportation Commission 
Lupe Valdez, Union Pacific

Spotlight Panel 4   North American Research Linkages

A West Coast Port Gateways Research Collaborative: Panel Report-back and Planning Discussion

Session Moderator:  Peter V. Hall, Simon Fraser University   Presentation

Panelists:
Thomas O’Brien, California State University Long Beach  Presentation
Carlos Vázquez León, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

TRACK 1:  MODELS FOR URBAN GOODS MOVEMENT

A Comparative Study on Sampling Strategies for Truck Destination Choice Model Using Seoul Metropolitan Trip Data
Presenter:  Dongjoo Park, University of Seoul
Co-Authors:  Hyeongjun Park, Haerim Seo, Univ. of Seoul; Chansung Kim, The Korea Transport Institute
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Modeling the Freight Mode Choice Decisions in Urban Areas
Presenter:  Qian Wang, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Co-Author:  Jinge Hu, Univ. at Buffalo
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Modeling the Resiliency of Surface Freight Transportation Systems:  A Simulation Approach with Application to Canada
Presenter:  Bill Anderson, University of Windsor
Co-Authors:  Hanna Maoh, Charles Burke, Univ. of Windsor
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A Conceptual Framework for Freight Transport modeling with Logistic Choices
Presenter:  Zahra Pourabdollahi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Co-Author:  Kouros Mohammadian, UIC
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Evaluating City Logistics Alternatives
Presenter:  Qian An, University of Southern California
Co-Authors:  James E. Moore II; Maged M. Dessouky
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What Could Make Urban Cooperative Delivery Strategies Attractive?
Presenter:  Qin Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Co-Author: Jane Lin, UIC

Shop Restocking Simulation Models:  The Pull Movements of End-Consumer and Retailer
Presenter:  Antonio Comi, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Co-Author:  Francesco Russo, University of Reggio Calabria
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Development of an Inventory-based Micro-simulation Model for Freight Temporal AssignmentPresenter:  Miyuan Zhao, University of California Irvine
Co-Authors:  Joseph Y.J. Chow; Stephen G. Ritchie

Quantitative assessment of last-mile characteristics in B2C supply chains and urban distributionPresenter:  Roel Gevaers, University of Antwerp
Co-Authors:  Eddy Van de Voorde, Thierry Vanelslander, Univ. of Antwerp
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Assessment of Empty Trips Models:  An Empirical Investigation
Presenter:  Carlos González-Calderón, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Co-Authors:  José Holguín-Veras, Iván Sánchez-Díaz, Ellen Thorson, Rensselaer
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Truck Tour Modeling Using the Inverse Selective Vehicle Routing Problem
Presenter: Soyoung (Iris) You, University of California Irvine
Co-Authors:  Joseph Y.J. Chow, Stephen G. Ritchie, UCI
Contact soyoungy@uci.edu for paper and presentation

A System of Models for the Assessment of City Logistics Policies
Presenter:  Agostino Nuzzolo, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Co-Authors: Antonio Comi, Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata
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Intelligent Goods in Models for Urban Goods Movement
Presenter: Trond Foss, SINTEF Technology and Society

Co-Author:  Heidi C. Dreyer, SINTEF
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Integration of Logistics Strategies in Urban Transport Models
Presenter: Heike Flämig, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Co-Author:  Sonja Löwa, TUHH
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Comparative Contact Methods in Freight Establishment Surveys
Presenter: Karl Sturm, University of Illinois at Chicago
Co-Author:  Kouros Mohammadian, UIC
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Validation of a Methodology to Develop County-level Freight Flows from Highly-aggregated Data Using Industry Information
Presenter:  Lisa S. Blanchard, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Co-Authors: Michael D. Anderson; Lauren Jennings Neppel


Freight Origin-Destination Flow Estimation:  Applying Multi-Regional Input-Output Model Implications for California and the U.S.

Presenter:  JoongKoo (John) Cho, University of Southern California
Co-Authors:  Peter Gordon, James E. Moore II, Harry W. Richardson, USC
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Quick Response Mathematics for Aggregated Freight Transportation Modeling:  Model Formations and Issues
Presenter: Guoqiang Shen, University of Oklahoma
Co-Authors: P. Simin Pulat, Manjunath Kamath, Ricki G. Ingalls, Gizem Aydin, Carol Wang, Univ. of Oklahoma

Multilevel Demand Modeling Technique for Analyzing Freight Movement in Stochastic Networks and Uncertain Market Conditions
Presenter: Sabyasachee Mishra, University of Maryland
Co-Authors: Hiroyuki Lseki, Univ. of Maryland; Rolf Moeckel, Parsons Brinckerhoff
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Using FAF3 Data to Develop Freight Generation Models for Urban Areas
Presenter:  Phillip Farrington, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Co-Authors:  Michael D. Anderson, Mary Catherine Dondapati, James J. Swain, UAH
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Disaggregated Commodity Generation Using Simultaneous Equations Modeling
Presenter: Rinaldo A. Cavalcante, University of Toronto
Co-Author:  Matthew J. Roorda, Univ. of Toronto
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Estimation of Freight Flow and Trip Generation According to Transport Purpose in Urban and Regional Logistics Networks
Presenter: Igor Davydenko, Technical University of Delft
Co-Authors:  Lorant Tavasszy, Olga Ivanova, Jaco Van Meijeren, Tech. Univ. of Delft
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A Conceptual Statewide Freight Forecasting Framework for California
Presenter:  Joseph Y.J. Chow, University of California Irvine
Co-Authors:  Stephen G. Ritchie, Miyuan Zhao, Fatemeh Ranaiefar, Soyoung You, Andre Tok, Michael G. McNally, UCI
Contact joseph.chow@gmail.com  for presentation

Generating Spatial Time Series on Interstate Interindustry Freight Flows
Co-Presenters:  Kieran Donaghy and Jialie Chen, Cornell University
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Freight Generation, Freight Trip Generation, and The Perils of Using Constant Trip Rates
Presenter:  Ivan Sanchez-Diaz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Co-Authors:  José Holguín-Veras, Miguel Jaller, Xuegang (Jeff) Ban, Rensselaer; Lisa Destro, Cambridge Systematics; Herbert S. Levinson, Consultant
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TRACK 2:  PORT OPERATIONS

Dispatching Rule for AGVs Serving Tandem Quay Cranes
Presenter:  Yao Xing, Texas A & M University
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A Preliminary Experimental Study of the Testbed for Ergonomic Port Crane Operation
Co-Presenters:  Hen-Geul (Henry) Yeh and Panadda (Nim) Marayong, California State University Long Beach
Co-Authors:  Edgar Coronado, Vinay G. Ganji, Avadhut D. Chaudhari, CSULB
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Green Rail/Intelligent Development Consortium
Presenter:  David J. Alba, Grid/ECSTC Systems

Developing Port Truck Routing Data from Multiple Sources
Presenter:  Maura Rowell, University of Washington
Co-Authors:  Anne Goodchild, UW; Katy Brooks, Port of Vancouver

Measuring Truck Turn Time at Ports
Presenter:  Val Noronha, Digital Geographic Research Corporation
Co-Author:  William Lyte, Technoplex Group
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Impact of Stream-Lined Chassis Movements and Extended Hours of Operation on Terminal Capacity and Source-Specific Emissions Reductions
Presenter:  Tom O’Brien, California State University Long Beach
Co-Author:  Hanh Dam Le-Griffin, WorleyParsons Canada
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Port of Seattle Keystone Project
Co-Presenters:  Christine Wolf, Port of Seattle and Edward McCormack, University of Washington
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US and Canadian Port Competitiveness for Asia-Pacific Import Traffic
Presenter: Philip Davies, Davies Transportation Consulting Inc.
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Emerging Technologies and New Operational Concepts to Improve Freight Moves Across Urban International Border Crossings
Presenter: Mark A. Jensen, Cambridge Systematics
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U.S. International Trade Patterns Unveiled from Ocean Freight Movement Between U.S. Ports and Foreign Ports 1998-2008
Presenter: Guoqiang Shen, University of Oklahoma
Co-Authors:  P. Simin Pulat, Carol Wang, Univ. of Oklahoma

Recovery Methods for Port Disruptions as a Multi-Berth Allocation Problem
Presenter:  Anastasios Chassiakos, California State University Long Beach
Co-Authors:  Petros Ioannou, USC; Hossein Jula, Hwan Chang, Penn State Univ.-Harrisburg
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Reducing the Impact of Port Disruptions by Service Network Optimization for Goods Movement
Presenter: Afshin Abadi, University of Southern California
Co-Author:  Petros Ioannou, USC
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Cost Impact of Earthquakes on Port Operations and the Adjacent Traffic Flows
Presenter: Afshin Abadi, University of Southern California
Co-Authors:  Petros Ioannou, James Moore II, Jean-Pierre Bardet, USC
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TRACK 3:  TRUCKING/AIR/RAIL ECONOMICS AND LOGISTICS, PRODUCTIVITY, LABOR ISSUES

Trends in Port-logistics Employment in Greater Vancouver, 1991-2006
Presenter:  Peter V. Hall, Simon Fraser University

Highway Safety Related to the Clean Truck Program Implementation at the San Pedro Bay PortsPresenter:  Victoria Marsh, California State University Long Beach
Co-Author:  Seiji Steimetz, CSULB
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A Framework for Modeling Freight Railcar Routing Problems with a Time Window
Presenter:  Sabyasachee Mishra, University of Maryland
Co-Authors:  Sutapa Samanta, Maryland State Highway Administration; Manoj K. Jha, Morgan State University
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Improving Air-cargo Transportation through Alternative Access Airport Routing
Presenter:  Farshid Azadian, Wayne State University
Co-Authors:  Alper E. Murat, Ratna Babu Chinnam, Wayne State
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Dynamic Routing in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks for Milk-run Tours with Time Windows Under ITS
Presenter:  Alper E. Murat, Wayne State University
Co-Authors:  Ali R. Guner, Ratna Babu Chinnam, Wayne State
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A Statistical Study of Trucking Demand and Productivity Trends for Key Trucking CommoditiesPresenter:  Miguel Figliozzi, Portland State University
Co-Author:  Kaveh Shabani, PSU
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The Recession and Truck Traffic on the Long Beach Freeway in Los Angeles
Co-Presenters: Elaine F. Frey and Chen Feng Ng, California State University Long Beach
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Overall Impacts of Off-Hour Delivery Programs in the New York City Metropolitan Area
Presenter: Ivan Sanchez-Diaz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Co-Author:  José Holguín-Veras, Matthew A. Brom, Wilfredo F. Yushimito, Rensselaer; Kaan Ozbay, Shrisan Iyer, Rutgers; Alain Kornhauser, Princeton; Satish Ukkusuri, Purdue; Brandon Allen, KLD Assoc.; Michael A. Silas, CENTRA Technology
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From Carpet Sellers to Cargo Stars…A typology based on management strategies of air cargo carriers
Presenter:  Wouter Dewulf, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Co-Authors:  Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde, Univ. of Antwerp
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Conventional VS Electric Commercial Vehicle Fleets:  A Case Study of Economic, Logistical and Technological Factors Affecting the Competitiveness of Electrical Commercial Vehicles in the USA
Presenter:  Brian Davis, Portland State University
Co-Author:  Miguel Figliozzi, PSU
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Substituting Freight for Passenger Travel:  Evaluating CO2 Emissions and Costs with a Case Study
Presenter:  Anne Goodchild, University of Washington
Co-Author:  Erica Wygonik, UW

TRACK 4:  LOCAL AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EXTERNALITIES:  CONGESTION, AIR QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Chemical Characterization of Coarse and Fine Particulate Matter (PM) in Underground and Ground-Level Rail Systems of the Los Angeles Metro
Presenter:  Winnie Kam, USC
Co-Authors:  James Schauer, Martin Shafer, Univ. of Wisc. Madison; Zhi Ning, Constantinos Sioutas, USC
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A Preliminary Study of Noise at the Port of Long Beach
Presenter:  I-Hung Khoo, California State University Long Beach
Co-Author:  Tang-Hung Nguyen, CSULB
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The Effects of Distortion on Trajectory of Diesel Particulate Matter (PM) from Mobile Sources
Presenter:  Ehsan Shamloo Aliabadi, California State University Long Beach
Co-Authors:  Hamid Rahai, Jeremy Bonifacio, Antonella Sciortino, CSULB
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Potential for Improving Port’s Air Quality Performance with Electric Yard Tractors
Presenter: Jae D. Kim, USC
Co-Author:  Mansour Rahimi, USC
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The impact of truck repositioning on congestion and pollution in the Los Angeles basin
Presenter:  Burkhard Englert, California State University Long Beach
Co-Authors:  Beth Peter Steinhoff; Shui Lam, CSULB
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Emissions Reduction Evaluation in Urban Pickup Systems:  A Heterogeneous Fleet Case Study
Presenter:  Anne Goodchild, University of Washington
Co-Authors:  Kelly Pitera, Felipe Sandoval, UW

Trade-offs Between Cost, Emissions, and Customer Service:  A Long-Haul Trucking Company Case Study
Presenter:  Felipe Sandoval, University of Washington

Co-Author: Anne Goodchild, UW

Alternative Marine Power (AMP) as a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy for the Port of Los Angeles
Presenter:  Alison Linder, Southern California Association of Governments
Co-Author:  Joshua P. Newell, University of Michigan
Contact alisonlinder@yahoo.com for presentation

Logistics SprawlComparing Paris and Atlanta
Presenter: Laetitia Dablanc, IFSSTAR and University of Southern California
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Incorporating Areawide Truck Freight Value Estimates into the 2010 Urban Mobility Report
Presenter:  William L. Eisele, Texas A & M University
Co-Authors:  David L. Schrank, Texas A&M; Jason Bittner, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Supply chains in urban space: an investigation of port-logistics and community conflicts in greater Vancouver
Presenter:  Peter V Hall, Simon Fraser University
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The Impact of Variable Speed Limits on Freeway Traffic
Presenter: Petros Ioannou, USC
Co-Author: Yun Wang, USC
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Mitigating Freight Movement Externalities:  Who Should Pay?
Presenter:  Norm King, Leonard Transportation Center, California State University San Bernardino
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Low Emission Zones in Europe:  Their Impact on Sustainability and Logistics
Presenter: Jochen Maes, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Co-Authors: Thierry Vanelslander, Christa Sys, Univ. of Antwerp
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Data from Commercial GPS devices used to identify truck roadway bottlenecks
Presenter: Edward McCormack, University of Washington
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A Systematic Approach to Evaluate Emission Benefits of a Hybrid Tug Boat
Presenter: Poornima Dixit, University of California Riverside
Co-Authors:  David R. Cocker III, Varalakshmi Jayaram, M. Yusuf Khan, J. Wayne Miller, William A. Welch, Kent Johnson, UCR
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Emissions from Ocean Going Vessels Reduced with Newest Engine Technology and Cleaner Burning Fuels
Presenters:  M. Yusuf Khan, University of California Riverside
Co-Authors:  Michael Giordano, James Gutierrez, William A. Welch, J. Wayne Miller, David R. Cocker III, UCR
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TRACK 5:  POLICY AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN URBAN GOODS MOVEMENT

Green Activity Zones (GAZ)
Presenter:  Trond Foss, SINTEF Technology and Society, Norway
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Freight & Livability
Presenter: Michael Morris, FHWA
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Summarizing the Literature on Smart Growth and Urban Goods Movement
Presenter:  Anne Goodchild, University of Washington
Co-Authors:  Erica Wygonik, Edward McCormack, Daniel Carlson, UW; Alon Bassok, Puget Sound Regional Council

The GCCOG's I-710 Freight Corridor Experience:  A Path Forward
Presenter:  Jerry R. Wood, Gateway Cities Council of Governments
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Urban Goods Movement:  Diverse Stakeholders and Divergent Views
Presenter:  Edward McCormack, University of Washington
Co-Authors:  Daniel Carlson, Anne Goodchild, Erica Wygonik, UW; Alon Bassok, Puget Sound Regional Council
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Defining the Washington State Truck-Intermodal Network
Presenter:  Barbara Ivanov, Washington State Dept. of Transportation
Co-Author:  Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

Feasibility of Using BART for Regional Air Freight Movement - Transshipment and Energy Use
Presenter: Xiao-Yun Lu, University of California Berkeley
Co-Authors: Rui Wang, Karthik Sivakumaran, UC Berkeley; Matt Hanson, Caltrans
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Quantifying freight benefits for project planning and prioritization
Presenter:  Barbara Ivanov, Washington State Dept. of Transportation
Co-Authors: Anne Goodchild, UW; Ken Cassavant, Eric Jessup, WSU

 Guidebook for Local Decision Makers on Urban Goods Movements:  A Presentation Based on NCFRP 15 - Understanding Urban Goods Movements
Presenter: Suzann S. Rhodes, Wilbur Smith Associates
Co-Authors:  Joe Bryan, Halcrow; Mark Berndt, Wilbur Smith Assoc.
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Explaining the Clean Air Action Plan
Presenter:  Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California
Co-Author:  Alison Linder, Southern California Association of Governments
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Binnen_Land:  Strategies for Inland Ports as Urban Hubs in Germany
Presenter:  Heike Flämig, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Co-Author:  Nina Schulte, TUHH
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Conceptual Framework for a Multi-stakeholder AnalysisA Contribution to Urban-compatible Empty Container Logistics
Presenter:  Jutta Wolff, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Co-Authors:  Heike Flämig, Nico Herz, TUHH
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TRACK 6:  SECURITY/VULNERABILITY OF GOODS MOVEMENT

Evaluation of Fiber Optic Sensors for Transportation Infrastructure Health Monitoring
Presenter:  Chin L. Chang, California State University Long Beach
Co-Authors: Shailendra Pardeshi, Justin Ray De Los Reyes, Ketaki Kunte, CSULB
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Automated Image Processing for Dual-energy X-ray Cargo Container Inspection System
Presenter:  Min He, California State University Long Beach
Co-Authors: Chin L. Chang, Zoe Adams, CSULB

Real Time Optical Flow Solutions for a Situation Awareness System for Sea Port Security
Presenter:  Min He, California State University Long Beach
Co-Authors: Chin L. Chang, Zoe Adams, CSULB

Impact of Snow Events on Truck Movement
Presenter:  Qian Wang, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Co-Author:  Jinge Hu, Univ. at Buffalo

TRACK 7:  BEST PRACTICES AND LESSONS LEARNED

Regional Goods Movement Planning Using a Multi-Level Analysis of Traffic Operations Data
Presenter:  Chiranjivi S. Bhamidipati, Cambridge Systematics
Co-Authors: Martin Schilling, Praveen Srivastava, Michael J. Fischer, Cambridge Systematics; Annie Nam, SCAG; Bill McCullough, System Metrics Group
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Freight Planning, Programming, and Private Sector Engagement:  Best Practices from State Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Presenter: Alisa Fine, U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center
Co-Author:  Matthew Pahs, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Development of an Urban Freight Planning Framework Interim Lessons from the Front Line
Presenter:  Christine Wolf, Port of Seattle
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City Sustainability and Urban Freight Transport:  Environmental Evidences from the Cities
Presenter:  Antonio Comi, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Co-Author:  Francesco Russo, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Smart Growth in Older Communities:  A Case Study of Sustainable Development in Chicago's South Suburbs
Presenter:  Taylor McKinley, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Co-Authors:  David Chandler, Maria Choca Urban, , Kyle Smith, Ctr. for Neighborhood Tech.; Gloria Ohland, Freelance Author
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District of Columbia Truck Safety Enforcement Study
Presenter: Eulois Cleckley, District Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Co-Authors: Leverson Boodal, KLS Engineering; Mark Berndt, Wilbur Smith Associates
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