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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.

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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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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.
Philly to test new tech in bid to stop delivery drivers from parking illegallyPhilly to test new tech in bid to stop delivery drivers from parking illegally
A pilot project in Seattle through the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab tests an “open-network” locker , which can store deliveries from multiple retailers. It’s part of a three-year project testing the ability of different technology solutions to reduce delivery vehicle dwell time and planet-warming carbon emissions. An initial pilot program eliminated failed first deliveries and reduced delivery time.
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Tech Day 21: Meet the JudgesTech Day 21: Meet the Judges
November 30, 2021 — The Urban Freight Lab's Tech Day pitch competition brings together disruptors, industry experts, venture capitalists, and our members to explore solutions in the final mile space. We invite a panel of entreprenuers and industry leaders to help us judge and select a grand prize winner
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New Publication: Urban Freight Innovation: Leading-Edge Strategies for Smart CitiesNew Publication: Urban Freight Innovation: Leading-Edge Strategies for Smart Cities
September 25, 2021 — New publication: " Urban Freight Innovation: Leading-Edge Strategies for Smart Cities ", authored by Anne Goodchild, Giacomo Dalla Chiara, and Bill Keough in the Coast Guard Journal of Safety and Security at Sea discusses the Urban Freight Lab's three-year research project designing and deploying technologies to reduce emissions, urban congestion, and transportation costs in the urban goods delivery system.
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Tech Day 2021 Pitch Competition Finalists SelectedTech Day 2021 Pitch Competition Finalists Selected
November 24, 2021 — The Urban Freight Lab's Tech Day brings together last-mile disrupters with industry experts. We are pleased to announce this year's semi-finalists.
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Tech Day Pitch Competition 2021: Electrifying the Last MileTech Day Pitch Competition 2021: Electrifying the Last Mile
October 29, 2021 — The Urban Freight Lab (UFL) at the University of Washington is now accepting submissions for its fifth annual Tech Day event, a pitch competition for designing solutions for electrifying the last mile of the urban goods delivery system, sponsored by Cornucopia Logistics.
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Cargo Bike Pilot Reduces Emissions by 30%Cargo Bike Pilot Reduces Emissions by 30%
A pilot program that used electric cargo bikes to make deliveries in a Seattle neighborhood reduced emissions for each package by 30 percent.
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