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Urban Freight Lab Awarded $2M Federal Grant for Curb Digitization

Published on May 30, 2023

UPS delivery truck stopped along a curb and a cyclist is riding past.
Image Credit: Anna Bovbjerg (CC BY 2.0)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) program has awarded a $2 million grant to a cross-sectoral team comprised of UW’s UPUrban Freight Lab and Open Mobility Foundation, and led by the Seattle Department of Transportation.

The award will support implementing data-driven curb space management initiatives to improve access to curb space, reduce congestion, and promote more sustainable forms of goods delivery in the final mile of goods delivery.

The project — titled Last-Mile Freight Curb Access: Digitizing the Last Mile of Urban Goods to Improve Curb Access and Digitialization — uses a combination of digital technologies and targeted outreach to test different policies to improve the existing commercial vehicle permit program.

Continue reading at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center.

Originally written by the Urban Freight Lab for the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center.
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