Logistics

UPS delivery cargo bike with covered front seat in New York City

Cargo Bike Industry Pushes Back on NYC Rules

Cargo bike producers and delivery companies say the proposed 120-inch length limit and emphasis on four-wheeled bikes excludes many commonly used delivery bikes and favors one manufacturer.

August 22, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Town sign for Mojave, California

Inland Port Planned for Mojave Desert

California’s Kern County approved plans to build a 410-acre logistics hub to expand capacity for cargo coming from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

August 22, 2022 - Globe St.

Three blue Amazon delivery trucks at bays at a distribution center

Key Warehouse Centers Challenge Distribution Center Expansion

Communities near major e-commerce distribution centers are increasingly resisting new construction, citing air pollution and other public health impacts.

August 16, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Looking out over Port of LA. A low fog rolling in over the whole area.

Port Logjam Contributing to Dismal L.A. Air Quality

Emissions from container ships idling outside Southern California's ports are adding to pollution that has blanketed the region in a noxious layer of smog.

December 16, 2021 - Curbed

California

'Indirect Source Rule' Would Clean Up Warehouses in Southern California

Dr. Joe Lyou, CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air, walks through the legal necessity of South Coast AQMD's proposed Indirect Source Rule, which aims to accelerate the transition to zero-emission technologies and fleet electrification.

May 6, 2021 - The Planning Report

SEPTA Trolley

Amazon Outbids SEPTA for Southwest Philadelphia Property

The transit agency must renew its search for an appropriate facility for an expanded trolley barn as part of its plan to modernize its aging fleet.

April 5, 2021 - WHYY

Savannah, Georgia

Warehouse Moratorium Sought in Suburban Georgia to Slow Road Damage

Traffic from the area's booming distribution centers is damaging local roads and causing concern among residents.

January 27, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Coronavirus

States Not Unified in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Public health experts were pleased that Trump extended his coronavirus guidelines, but they remain advisory, left to state and local governments to implement. Nine states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders, leaving the nation vulnerable to COVID.

April 6, 2020 - The Hill

Autonomous Vehicles

U.S. Postal Service Now Testing Self-Driving Trucks to Deliver the Mail

The U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to cut costs while also covering for a shortage of drivers. You can probably guess where this is headed.

May 23, 2019 - NBC News

Port Industry

Port Industry Stresses Need for Rail Access

A new report by the American Association of Port Authorities makes the case for more funding toward port access infrastructure projects.

June 14, 2018 - RailwayAge

Deliveries Truck

Addressing Online Retail's Ceaseless Curbside Deliveries

The rise of online retail has come with a flurry of delivery trucks that don't always have good places to stop. Researchers from Amazon's hometown are on the case.

January 29, 2018 - Landscape Architecture Magazine

Amazon Warehouse

Logistics Industry Footprint Grows in the Inland Empire

Some residents are holding out as warehouse developers scope out their property. Others have already accepted offers well above market value.

November 3, 2017 - KPCC

Army Corps to the Rescue!

In the wake of the slow response by the Trump Administration to the devastation caused by the category 4 Hurricane Maria's direct hit on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been called to rebuild the infrastructure.

October 1, 2017 - CNN

Land Use and Zoning

A Logistics Warehouse Near an Elementary School Raises Questions

Some are worried about the truck traffic and air pollution likely to follow after a logistics warehouse gets built within visual distance of a San Bernardino school.

August 2, 2017 - SCPR

Deliveries Truck

Explosion of Deliveries Disrupts Streets

E-commerce and its delivery trucks are a big problem for narrow streets, homes, and retailers that don't have loading docks.

June 15, 2017 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

UPS Now Delivering Packages By Bike In Portland

In an effort to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics, UPS asks 'what can Brown deliver to you, on a fixie?'

December 10, 2016 - Modern Cities

Will Manufacturing and Trade Work for Florida's Recovery?

Adie Tomer challenges local and state leaders in Florida to leverage its strengths in trade and logistics for a more production-oriented economy—to the benefit of the long-term economic prosperity of the state.

June 14, 2014 - Brookings

Envisioning a Future Urban Dronescape

Jeff Bezos' proposal to deliver packages by aerial drone has the potential to upset traditional models of logistics and distribution, but it's most powerful effect may be on the urban airspace. Are blue skies ahead for Bezos' vision?

December 12, 2013 - This Big City

Can Chicago Ride Its Rails to Economic Growth?

Chicago's position as a central hub for manufacturing and shipping helped establish the city as the economic powerhouse of the Midwest. A new report recommends the city update that infrastructure to grow the region's economy.

September 25, 2013 - The Architect's Newspaper

The Not-So-Good Impact of Goods Movement

A group of researchers and activists met recently to discuss the role of goods movement and logistics in and around ports, and how the industry contributes to local pollution problems and skews highway spending.

October 30, 2010 - Streetsblog

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