Fall 2018 – 497-223: Innovating Trucking Logistics to Serve McCormick Place in Conjunction with the Future Burnham Lakefront Site

Meeting Day/Time
Tuesdays from 1:50 to 4:30 pm
Farpoint Development
Phil Lewis (INTM) (plewis1@iit.edu), Bo Rodda (UGEd) (rodda.bo@gmail.com) and Zongzhi Li (CAEE) (lizz@iit.edu)
Appropriate Majors
All interested students are welcome.
Technological Innovation

A new logistics center, associated with redevelopment of the Michael Reese site that will be known as Burnham Lakefront, will develop the vertical capacity of the land east of the Michael Reese site and south of McCormick Place, known as the Marshaling Yards. This includes (a) the necessary queuing space for trucks waiting to unload cargo for conventions, (b) access routes to each of McCormick Place’s docks for unloading cargo to specific exhibition spaces within the convention center, and (c) enough parking to accommodate an estimated 875 trucks for their highest volume convention as well as approximately 2,100 spaces for cars. The crux of this challenge will be to develop a logistical algorithm(s), information technology schema, automated sensing and signaling, and other systems and processes to effectively and efficiently manage vehicle traffic flow and staging under a variety of operating conditions.

Please note that the above description will be expanded further.

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