Joint seminar with the CIRRELT-Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management-Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation
TITLE: Cargo Hitching
SPEAKER: Tom Van Woensel, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands
DATE and VENUE: November 5, 2015, 10h30, room 5441, André-Aisenstadt Building, Université de Montréal Campus
ORGANIZER: Gilbert Laporte
Abstract: Combining people and freight flows creates attractive business opportunities because the same transportation needs can be met with fewer vehicles and drivers. This can make socially desirable transport options economically viable in rural areas where the population is declining. In urban areas it reduces congestion and air pollution. This presentation overviews and discusses several designs for integrated people and freight synchromodal transportation networks and the related coordination (4C), planning and scheduling policies to enable efficient and reliable delivery of both persons and small- to medium-sized freight volumes.