Office of Operations Freight Management and Operations

Urban Freight Case Studies - New York City


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Freight Management and Operations, developed the Urban Freight Cases Studies as a way to document notable practices in urban goods movement. These case studies provide information on freight-related initiatives that mitigate congestion and improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle travel in urban areas. New York City is one of four urban areas selected for study. The other areas are Los Angeles, Orlando, and Washington, DC.

In order to develop the most useful case studies, FHWA conducted an extensive review of freight-related projects and strategies that provide practical information and transferable solutions to the challenges that confront urban goods movement. The project team also conducted site visits and interviews with organizations involved in project implementation, including state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), city governments, and private-sector businesses. The results of the site visits and interviews are highlighted here.

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