The Region of Peel will begin its first Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project starting in July through December, in participation with LCBO, Loblaw Companies Limited, PepsiCo, Walmart Canada Corp, and Weston Foods. Deloitte Canada will be acting as advisors on the project while the University of Toronto, McMaster University and York University will contribute their expertise through the Smart Freight Centre, an initiative led by the Region.
Traffic congestion affects communities and businesses across Ontario, especially within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The objective of the OPD pilot project is to help optimize highways and major road networks both within Peel and within the GTHA, focusing on where freight is moving, how to best use the available capacities of existing transportation infrastructure, and where we can benefit from new investment in transportation infrastructure.
Excerpt – Continue to full July 3, 2018 blog post by Tim Ehlich, The Atmospheric Fund