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The National Urban Freight Conference 2006 examined the impacts of goods movement and international trade in metropolitan areas. (Scroll down for Conference Agenda.)

The purpose of this event was to provide a forum for sharing research on all aspects of urban freight transport, including planning and modeling, impact analysis, and roles of politics and institutions.

This conference was among the first to focus on the urban aspects of goods movement and offers opportunities for understanding how growing freight volumes affect metropolitan areas and how freight flows can be better managed.

On the conference agenda, you will also find presentations on best practices and lessons learned. These sessions offered tools to industry stakeholders and researchers interested in the problems caused by the intersection of goods movements, urban congestion, environmental awareness, and changing land use and travel patterns.

There were over 70 presentations--by respected authors from all over the United States as well as international representatives--organized in tracks of concurrent and plenary sessions on the following topic areas:

  1. Models for transportation, port, air, intermodal operations, impact analysis
  2. Port operations, productivity
  3. Trucking, air, rail economics, productivity, labor issues
  4. Local and regional environmental externalities: congestion, air quality, etc.
  5. Policy and institutional issues in urban goods movement
  6. Security/vulnerability of goods movement infrastructure
  7. Best practices and lessons learned
View Conference Agenda