Completed Research Projects
Project Funder: City of Seattle Department of Transportation, PacTrans
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild, Dr. Ed McCormack
Project Budget: $310,000
Project Timing: February 2018 to September 2018

The Supply Chain and Transportation Logistics (SCTL) Center conducted an alley inventory and truck load/unload occupancy study for the City of Seattle. Researchers collected data identifying the locations and infrastructure characteristics of alleys within Seattle’s One Center City planning area, which includes the downtown, uptown, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and First Hill urban centers. The resulting alley database includes GIS coordinates for both ends of each alley, geometric and traffic attributes, and photos.

Project Funder: City of Seattle Department of Transportation
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
Project Budget: $50,000
Project Timing: December 2017 to June 2018

This study explored locating common carrier lockers at or near three of Seattle’s Link Light Rail stations. The Urban Freight Lab developed multi-factor criteria to evaluate placing common carrier locker systems on public property and applied it to evaluate potential sites at or near three of Seattle’s Link Light Rail stations and the Transit-Oriented Development areas near them.

Project Funder: City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), PacTrans
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
Project Budget:
Project Timing: September 2017 to October 2018

The Urban Freight Lab engaged multiple partners and funding sources to successfully pilot test a common carrier locker system (open to all retail and multiple delivery firms) from March to April 2018 that created delivery density in the Seattle Municipal Tower.

Project Funder: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (ASHTO), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild, Dr. Ed McCormack
Project Budget: $75,000
Project Timing: May 2017 to May 2018

The Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center and the Texas Transportation Institute are supporting development of the dynamic 5-to-10-year Multimodal Freight Transportation Research Roadmap, under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 20-114 project. The National Freight Research Roadmap recommends a prioritized portfolio of initiatives to advance the knowledge and capabilities of transportation decisionmakers. This roadmap outlines the research themes and research projects that comprise a 5–10-year strategic research agenda.

Project Funder: Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), PacTrans
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
Project Budget: $100,000
Project Timing: December 2016 to January 2018

Abstract: An inadequate supply of parking spaces for long-haul drivers creates safety issues that may lead to severe or fatal crashes, as tired drivers face the decision of choosing between parking at unsafe locations or continuing to drive.

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