RFA for Off Hours Freight Delivery Pilot Projects

This week the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations released a RFA for Off Hours Freight Delivery Pilot Project Grants. FHWA will award up to $450,000 in research grants to explore the benefits of delivering goods during “off hours” in small- and medium-sized urban areas with growing congestion problems. Working with the Environmental Protection Agency, the pilot will look at how truck deliveries made outside of peak and rush hours – when there is less traffic on the highways – can save time and money for freight carriers, improve air quality and create more sustainable and livable cities.