Innovative Strategies for Last-Mile Delivery in Urban Areas

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 10:00–11:45 am

About the Webinar

In the last decade, online shopping has realized double-digit growth annually. This has led to a greater demand for package delivery and new last-mile transportation issues related to curbside management by municipalities. This presentation highlighted research on issues related to last-mile delivery in urban areas, particularly the advantages of using innovative methods such as delivery robots and shared lockers.

The webinar reviewed a study exploring the regulation, performance, cost, and environmental trade-offs of delivery robots. It also offered an overview of research related to shared lockers, including the development of a model designed to optimize their location, the routing of delivery trucks, and assignments of customers to each locker in order to minimize the traffic impacts of last-mile delivery.

In addition, Andrew Andrusko, MnDOT freight planning director, will give a brief update on MnDOT freight initiatives.

This webinar was held in conjunction with a meeting of the CTS Transportation Planning and the Economy Research Council.

Webinar Recording & Materials


Alireza Khani
Alireza Khani
Miguel Figliozzi
Miguel Figliozzi

Miguel Figliozzi is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Portland State University. His expertise is on transportation systems analysis and modeling.

Alireza Khani is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His expertise is on modeling and optimization of transportation networks with application to transit, shared mobility, and freight.


To the best of our knowledge, this webinar meets the continuing education requirements for 1.75 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and 1.75 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance credits.