This USDOT funded project is a joint effort between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, ALK Technologies, and New York University. The intention is to promote the shifting of deliveries from the regular hours to the off-hours (7PM to 6AM) by providing incentives to businesses to receive deliveries during the off-hours. The project team is enjoying the support of the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), local unions, and various business improvement districts.
The project team completed the pilot test in January 2010. The team is now working on the analysis of the results.
A draft of the final report can be found here.