The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) has released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to get feedback from partners such as freight operators, vehicle or technology providers, community partners, and other stakeholders interested in facilitating, operating, or using micro-distribution centers (or “microhubs” for short) to support deliveries.
A microhub is a public or private accessible space where goods are unloaded from a larger freight vehicle to smaller vehicles, such as vans, cargo bikes or handcarts, for final delivery.
NYC DOT is looking for feedback so that we can help facilitate the shared use of microhubs across New York City, get feedback on what barriers need to be addressed to successfully use a microhub, and identify opportunities for partners to jointly participate in a future microhub pilot program.
The responses received will assist NYC DOT in establishing a 2023 pilot program to support microhubs within the five boroughs of New York City.
More information about how microhubs factor into strategies for urban mobility policy can be found here.
This RFEI is released through PASSPort, New York City’s online procurement portal as an RFx. Responses to this RFEI/RFx must be submitted via PASSPort. To quickly locate the RFEI/RFx, insert the EPIN (84122Y0210) into the Keyword search field. General information about the RFEI process and PASSport is available on the NYC DOT website.
Any questions about this RFEI should be directed by e-mail, under the subject line “Micro-Distribution Center RFEI Questions” to David Maco at email@example.com.
Upload proposal to PASSport by: September 20, 2022 on or before 5:00 PM
There is a growing focus on alternative modes for commuting, recreation and now as the next step of goods delivery. Coupling these modes with appropriate additional capacity is a forward-thinking approach to future-proofing our urban areas.