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Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Collaborative Approaches to Energy-Efficient Logistics in the Albany - New York City Corridor 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute In progress Oct 2017

States impacted:

  • New York

Collaborative Approaches to Energy-Efficient Logistics in the Albany - New York City Corridor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is working to reduce freight energy use by pairing efficient supply-side technologies and operations with freight demand management techniques in the Albany-New York City corridor. The project aims to demonstrate the mutually reinforcing effects of demand-side and supply-side efficiencies through the adoption of Energy Efficient Logistics (EELs).

As of 2018, the team has assembled, evaluated, and selected an initial list of EEL initiatives and shared their findings with two advisory groups representing public and private sector stakeholders in the Albany-New York City freight corridor. Based on feedback from these stakeholders, the team will proceed to model and pilot the impact of the following initiatives: receiver-led consolidation, parking loading zones/parking reservation, off-hour deliveries, parking pricing, and pickup & delivery at alternative locations. The project will result in the creation of an energy management guidebook to inform the adoption of EEL policies at the city, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and state level as well as an Integrated Transport-Energy Model (ITEM) to estimate the impact of these measures.

Learn more about the 2017 Community-Based Advanced Transportation Projects.

$1,825,000 Award

$2,000,343 Local matching funds


  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • New York Department of Transportation