Our Vision

World leadership in research and education to serve the powerful nexus of industry, transportation infrastructure, and policy makers.

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Urban Freight Lab Collaboration Launches Sustainable Last-Mile Delivery Pilot

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Urban Freight Lab Collaboration Launches Sustainable Last-Mile Delivery Pilot

Urban Freight Lab Collaboration Launches Sustainable Last-Mile Delivery Pilot

Urban Freight Lab collaboration pioneers the
Seattle Neighborhood Delivery Hub — 
one of the first shared zero-operating emissions
last-mile delivery pilots in the U.S.

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RESEARCH ACROSS BOUNDARIES

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RESEARCH ACROSS BOUNDARIES

RESEARCH ACROSS BOUNDARIES

Transformative research in urban goods delivery, sustainability, logistic hubs and ports, and freight systems management.

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Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Degree

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Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Degree

Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Degree

Designed for working professionals, this hybrid online program blends engineering and business concepts so students graduate ready to lead in end-to-end management of global supply chains. 

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Urban Freight Lab: A Strategic Research Partnership

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Urban Freight Lab: A Strategic Research Partnership

Urban Freight Lab: A Strategic Research Partnership

An innovative public-private partnership bringing together industry, academic researchers, and city transportation agencies to design and test solutions around urban freight management.

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Delivering Results

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Delivering Results

Delivering Results

Getting packages in the hands of recipients while alleviating traffic congestion is the goal of a team of Urban Freight Lab researchers. Check out how they are making this a reality. 

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SCTL Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

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SCTL Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

SCTL Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

Researchers will develop technology to inform freight carriers about parking availability—increasing curb productivity and reducing parking-seeking, congestion, and energy consumption.

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Driving Results: From the Classroom to the Bottomline

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Driving Results: From the Classroom to the Bottomline

Driving Results: From the Classroom to the Bottomline

“It is amazing — the one-to-one correlation between the courses in the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master’s degree program and what I’ve been able to achieve in my work."

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New Research: Urban Goods Delivery Toolkit

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New Research: Urban Goods Delivery Toolkit

New Research: Urban Goods Delivery Toolkit

Our Final 50 Feet: Urban Goods Delivery Toolkit is a comprehensive open-access guide to help cities improve freight operations.

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The Final 50 Feet Research Program

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The Final 50 Feet Research Program

The Final 50 Feet Research Program

In a product's shipping journey, the final 50 feet is the last leg—the most expensive, time-consuming part of the process and key to customer satisfaction. We're designing and testing improvements.

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Our Impact: Research Outcomes

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Our Impact: Research Outcomes

Our Impact: Research Outcomes

Solving problems at the powerful nexus of private sector operations and public transportation infrastructure.

 

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Our Vision

Welcome

The Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center is a world leader in supply chain, transportation, and logistics research and education serving the powerful nexus of industry, transportation infrastructure agencies, and policy makers. The Center integrates in-depth consultation with industry and the public sector, transformative research, and executive education.
Fort Smith north side focus of micro-freight studyFort Smith north side focus of micro-freight study
Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization, the regional transportation planning organization for the Fort Smith area, was selected by the Urban Freight Lab as the recipient of a grant for services for the study. The city was chosen as a subject to determine whether micro-freight hubs could work outside of large metropolitan areas.
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UFL Selects Two Winners of Technical Assistance ProgramUFL Selects Two Winners of Technical Assistance Program
JULY 13, 2021 — Today the Urban Freight Lab (UFL) announces the selection of two cities to receive urban freight research assistance under the Technical Assistance Program (TAP).
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UW Urban Freight Lab strives for carbon-free deliveryUW Urban Freight Lab strives for carbon-free delivery
The Urban Freight Lab, an initiative of the UW’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center (SCTL Center), has launched a pilot microhub to make carbon-reduced deliveries around the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The hub will be home to a number of electric vehicles, cargo bikes, and a “ghost kitchen”.
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EP1 Design Challenge Winner NamedEP1 Design Challenge Winner Named
JULY 9, 2021 — The Urban Freight Lab is pleased to announce doctoral student Sam Ricord as the winner of the Urban Freight Lab EP1 Design Competition, designed for students to use their skills in engineering, design, and logistics snd propose improvements and use cases for the BrightDrop EP1.
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UFL Welcomes New Member Lacuna TechnologiesUFL Welcomes New Member Lacuna Technologies
JULY 8, 2021 — New Urban Freight Lab member Lacuna Technologies builds and manages open-sourced digital tools that allow cities and municipalities to create, communicate, and enforce dynamic transportation policies.
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The Mountaineering Club, atop the Seattle Graduate Hotel, 4507 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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Frolik Kitchen+Cocktails at Motif Seattle Hotel, 1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
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University of Washington Seattle Campus and offsite field trips