is a consortium led by the METRANS Transportation Center and
housed at the University of Southern California. A Volvo Research and Education
Foundations Center of Excellence in Urban Freight, MetroFreight researches ways to streamline the
transportation, handling and storage of goods in city centers while
working to reduce the impact on traffic congestion, air quality and
urban livability. MetroFreight works with university partners in Los
Angeles; New York; Paris; and Seoul, South Korea.
faculty involved with MetroFreight include Seiji Steimetz, associate
professor of Economics. Thomas O’Brien, director of research for CSULB’s
Center for International Trade and Transportation, coordinates MetroFreight’s professional education efforts including the development
of courses for industry and policy makers and a curriculum guide for
faculty looking to develop urban freight coursework.