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Dr. Edgar Blanco — Research Director at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Dr. Edgar Blanco is a Research Director at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and is the Executive Director of the MIT SCALE Network in Latin America. He has over sixteen years of experience in designing and improving logistics and supply chain systems.

Guest Post: Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

MegaCity

Editor’s Note: Last week, Dr. Edgar Blanco contributed a blog post for Connect. We’re sharing his original post here because Megacities are a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, Guest Post: Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Picture a truck delivering product in a traffic-choked megacity and physical obstacles such as a maze of one-way streets come to mind. But hindrances like these are manifestations of a more fundamental problem: constantly changing traffic regulations.

How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and the movement of passenger vehicles often takes precedence over freight flows? » Read More