A New Urban Logistics Transport System Based on a Public Transit Service

In order to provide a more cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly logistics service in economic activity of cities, an innovative urban logistics transport system based on the existing intensive public transit network is proposed. In comparison with current dedicated freight operating mode in the logistics industry, this new freight system could give goods a ride on the basis of transporting passenger flow and remarkably reduce the freight fleet of logistics enterprises. In this paper the structure of the public transit-based logistics transport system is preliminarily introduced and the service procedure of executing transport tasks is displayed. An urban transit-based freight system is designed for a chosen mid-size city of China, with regard to the characteristic of local logistics service, and the results indicate a considerable system benefit compared with the previous logistics system.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 650-661
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2015: Efficient, Safe, and Green Multimodal Transportation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01574690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479292
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2015 3:02PM