Freight represents approximately 30% of all transportation-related emissions in the U.S., but local climate action plans (CAPs) and freight plans often place limited emphasis on freight emissions reduction strategies. The objective of this report is to examine and present strategies for the City of San José, California to reduce GHG emissions from freight. The authors conducted a geospatial analysis of freight data related to San José, and an analysis of relevant literature and successful freight reduction strategies implemented globally. The report also provides key objectives and generalized strategies to reduce GHG emissions from freight as well as specific recommendations for San José. The analysis and recommendations can guide future transportation planning within San José and help inform other municipalities seeking to reduce their own community wide freight emissions.
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Serena Alexander, Kyle Laveroni, Maxwell Friedman, and Janani Thiagrajan. "Routes to Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transportation in the City of San José" Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2022). https://doi.org/10.31979/mti.2023.2237