Smart Freight Centre facilitates needed dialogue on goods movement

A recent article by Andrew Reeves in Novae Res Urbis, Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area, discusses the need for inter-jurisdictional dialogue and cooperation for efficient and environmentally sustainable movement of goods in Canada.

The March 18, 2020 article quotes Pembina Institute Regional Director Carolyn Kim as well as from their recent report “The next frontier for climate action: Decarbonizing urban freight in Canada:”

By coming together and sharing learnings, cities can move forward faster on solving this growing problem in concert with business and other levels of government, saving much sought-after municipal resources.

Professor Clarence Woudsma, Director of the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, says:

Historically, one of the reasons why trying to make gains on things like efficiencies and emissions and mitigating externalities with freight [is challenging] is that the number of jurisdictions involved, and their associated regulations, are fairly complex.

Head shot of Sabbir Saiyed
Dr. Sabbir Saiyed

Featured as well is Dr. Sabbir Saiyed, P.Eng., Manager of  Transportation System Planning for the Region of Peel.

Dr. Saiyed has long seen the need for more cooperation, motivating him to help establish the Smart Freight Centre, where he is Founding Board Member and Industry Liaison:

We’re only able to solve these problems through collaborations, by working with everyone.

Transportation knows no boundaries.

Read the full article PDF below, posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc.  The original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis GTHA, Vol. 23, No. 12, Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

National Dialogue Needed by Andrew Reeves, NRU Publishing Inc.