1:40pm - 3:00pm
1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village
M.A. Figliozzi, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Transportation Technology and People Lab, Portland State University
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of e-commerce home deliveries. E-commerce and home deliveries have changed from being a desirable luxury or comfortable solution to an essential service for many populations. However, not all households are equal in terms of access to e-commerce or home deliveries. This presentation examines the results of models related to home deliveries during COVID restrictions, access to parcel lockers, and essential services in Portland, Oregon. Equity metrics related to e-commerce and home deliveries are discussed as well as the concept of home-based accessibility.
Miguel Andres Figliozzi, Ph.D. is a Professor in the field of transportation and logistics systems analysis and modeling at Portland State University where he directs the Transportation Technology and People research lab. Dr. Figliozzi main teaching and research areas are transportation systems modeling and optimization with a focus on freight and logistics, new vehicle technologies, emissions, and equity. Dr. Figliozzi works in partnership with local, regional, state, and federal transportation agencies and has worked in fleet and trucking planning and operations in the private sector. He is a member of the Urban Freight Transportation committee at TRB.