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Sustainability in Ports, Freight, and Logistics

Erin Hyland

Erin Hyland is Halcrow’s Coordinator of Sustainability Initiatives for North America. As part of her remit, she supports corporate initiatives and information exchange across business groups and markets. She also coordinates development, implementation, and reporting of key performance indicators to benchmark and monitor Halcrow’s sustainability targets and operations nationally as part of the organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility. She works on strategic planning, market studies, operations and process reviews, demographic and land use analyses, and economic development studies. She also has an interest in sustainability planning, specifically policy and financing mechanisms for carbon and other emissions reduction within the goods movement sector. Erin has been involved with a number of transportation greenhouse gas emissions studies for freight and passenger movement for Transport Canada and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in British Columbia, as well as the Port Strategic Business Assessment for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Hyland was a co-author of Powering Forward, a collaborative project between Columbia University and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, published in June 2006. This study provided a comprehensive analysis of renewable energy potential for the City of New York, outlining the existing energy structure, policy limitations and opportunities, potential financing tools, and actual resource potential. Hyland has a BS in Biology from Cornell University and an MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joe Bryan

Joe Bryan is Vice President for the surface freight transportation practice of Halcrow in Boston, MA, with over 25 years’ experience in the field. He possesses broad practical experience in freight carrier management in multiple modes and has been a substantial contributor to the development of public and public–private freight planning in the USA. Bryan has given guidance to the US Department of Transportation on the benefits of road pricing for the trucking industry, advised a major inter-regional truck line on market expansion and network development, and provided strategic direction for a variety of public and public–private freight corridor studies. At the urban level, he has aided MPOs in large and medium size cities to understand the distribution systems, operating requirements, and future needs of goods and services movement in their regions, and to prepare responsive strategies. Bryan is an author of the original AASHTO Freight Rail Bottom Line Report, a contributor to the subsequent AASHTO Bottom Line series on logistics and multimodal freight, and a developer and instructor for the National Highway Institute’s Advanced Freight Planning Course. His rail work includes co-authorship of an NCHRP guidebook on the use of rail freight solutions to relieve highway congestion, and multiple verified statements for the Surface Transportation Board in support of railroad merger applications. Bryan is Chairman of the Committee on Urban Freight Transportation at the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, and a BA from Princeton University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Infrastructure Sustainability and Design

Routledge, 2012

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... Sustainability in Ports, Freight, and Logistics erin hyland and joe bryan h a l c r o w PortS And LoGIStIcS are implementing sustainable or “green” strategies. This is in response to cost-control efforts and to increased customer demand...