Capitol Hill Research Briefing: Emerging Research in Freight Efficiency and Sustainability

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Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515

Join us for our 6th annual Capitol Hill Research Briefing in conjunction with the 99th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Lunch will be provided.

Goods movement is critical to the U.S. economy. The freight sector is growing and changing rapidly, with significant implications for traffic congestion, local air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. National Center for Sustainable Transportation researchers working to understand the sustainability implications of the evolving freight sector will share recent findings and discuss policy implications.

Featured Speakers

Sue Dexter—Sue Dexter is an Urban Planning and Development Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California studying land use and transportation with an emphasis on goods movement. She is researching effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gases in the freight sector using alternative fuel heavy-duty cargo vehicles. 

Kanok Boriboonsomsin—Kanok Boriboonsomsin is an Assistant Research Engineer at CE-CERT. Kanok received his Ph.D in transportation engineering from the University of Mississippi in 2004. Following graduation, he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio Northern University.

Lewis M. Fulton—Lewis Fulton is Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Program (STEPS+) within the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis), where he leads research activities around new vehicle technologies, new fuels, and how they can gain rapid acceptance in the market. He also coordinates research across five ITS-Davis research centers. 

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