A pilot program designed to study the impact of off-hours freight delivery in urban areas has won the “Outstanding Project of the Year in Freight Management Award” from the Intelligent Transportation Society of New York (ITS-NY).
ALK Technologies along with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, New York University, New York City Dept. of Transportation, and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, worked to develop the Integrative Freight Demand Management in the New York City Metropolitan Area project. The award was announced at the 18th Annual ITS-NY Meeting and Technology Exhibition in Saratoga Springs, NY.
“These winning projects feature intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and technologies at work in New York State to improve traveler mobility and safety, as well as the efficiency of New York State’s transportation system across all modes of travel,” said Dr. Isaac Takyi, chair of the ITS-NY awards committee.
The group used GPS technology from participating businesses to capture data about off-peak delivery times, usually at night, and study their impact on traffic patterns and the costs to business in time and money.
The goal of the project is to show how technology and collaboration between transportation agencies and businesses can create benefits for all, ALK said.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of New York is the State Chapter in New York of the national Intelligent Society of America.