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Urban Goods Movement

The efficient flow of goods is critical to the economic well-being of the United States. As demand for freight transportation continues to rise at a disproportionate rate to freight system capacity, shippers and carriers must find new ways to navigate through urban areas and deliver goods on time and at low cost. Local land use and zoning requirements, as well as restrictions on delivery time and routes are impediments to urban goods movement. However many cities are coming up with innovative solutions to urban goods movement issues and are sharing these solutions through case studies and other available resources.

Freight Noteworthy Practices

  • Urban Freight Noteworthy Practices
    • Commercial Loading Zone Management Program: Washington, D.C. [HTML, PDF 293KB]
    • Regional Coordination for Truck Network Efficiency: New York, NY [HTML, PDF 359KB]
    • Truck Side Guard Ordinance: Boston, MA [HTML, PDF 405KB]

Freight Studies

  • FHWA Urban Freight Case Studies


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