Freights and Ports Graduate Course Capstone Presentations

May 1, 2023

The Freight and Ports graduate course introduces planning and policy students to goods movement. The lectures cover all the modes and place freight within the context of planning and policy considerations. The class includes topical lectures, presentations by several outstanding practitioners, a field visit to a freight operation, and an in-person tour of the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest container port on the Atlantic East Coast. 

The capstone project is the cornerstone effort of the class. Each student must undertake a project on a topic that that they select that involves an intersection of freight and public policy/planning.  Both the capstone paper and presentation are also designed to enhance the skills needed in professional careers.  The capstone project involves original research as well as conducting interviews with at least two outside experts on their topics.

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Presentation Schedule

Maggie Loesch: Routes Forward: The Intersection of Complete Street Design and Freight Transportation

Navnit Sourirajan: Off-hours delivery: Matching Policy incentives and stakeholder needs

Monika Pal: Assessment of Environmental Impacts from Port Operations at New York and New Jersey and Proposed Mitigation Strategies

Alex Ciorlian: Whose Rail Line Is It Anyway? Analyzing Priority between Passenger and Freight Rail

Jonathan Eagle: The intersection of urban freight and loading zones

Bhumika Raj: Leveraging Value Capture Techniques in Freights and Ports

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