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The Urban Freight Lab is a structured work group comprised of interconnected players in transportation and logistics — retailers, technology providers, manufacturers, real estate, shippers, and public agencies.

Public-Private-Academic Partnership

We are a living laboratory comprised of academic researchers, private sector members (retailers, truck freight carriers and parcel companies, technology companies supporting transportation and logistics, multifamily residential and retail/commercial building developers and operators) and public sector partners (City of Seattle Department of Transportation, Bellevue Transportation Department, and New York City Department of Transportation). Together we take part in innovative applied research projects and pilot tests to improve the operations of urban goods delivery systems and help identify priority problems for future research.

By engaging stakeholders who are decision-makers and influencers in urban freight operations and outcomes, we are able to understand urban freight challenges efficiently and holistically.

Urban Freight Lab Members & Partners

Products & Services

Members & Partners

Carriers & Shippers
  • Amazon
  • Net Zero Logistics
  • Uber
  • UPS
Cities & Public Agencies
  • Bellevue Transportation Department
  • City of Seattle Department of Transportation
  • New York City Department of Transportation
Infrastructure & Operations Technology Providers
  • Bluebits Technologies
  • Checkpoint Systems
  • Impinj
Manufacturers of Vehicles & Vehicle Parts
  • EAVX
  • Fernhay
  • General Motors
  • Michelin
Real Estate Entities
  • LAZ Parking
  • Terreno Realty Corporation
  • Amazon

Founding Urban Freight Lab Members & Partners

  • Costco
  • Nordstrom
  • USPS
  • UPS
  • City of Seattle Department of Transportation

Previous Urban Freight Lab Members

  • Automotus
  • Boeing HorizonX Ventures
  • BOMA Seattle King County (Building Operators and Managers Association)
  • Bosch
  • Charlie’s Produce
  • Coaster Cycles
  • curbFlow
  • Expeditors International of Washington
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Grid Smarter Cities
  • Kroger
  • Lacuna Technologies
  • Nordstrom
  • PepsiCo
  • REEF
  • URB-E
  • USPack