Transport Chicago 2006 - Call for Papers

Transport Chicago 2006 - Call for Papers

Transport Chicago Conference

For the past 20 years, more than 200 academics, transportation and planning
professionals, and other interested parties have gathered each June in
Chicago to learn of recent research and innovations in transportation and to
debate current issues in planning and policy. The annual Transport Chicago
conference presents an excellent opportunity to hear nationally recognized
transportation experts, discover current industry practices and meet with
colleagues in the field.

Date: Friday, June 2, 2006
Location: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Keynote Speaker: Former Illinois Congressman William Lipinski

We seek papers dealing with all aspects of transportation, including
planning, public transit, freight, air, rail, bicycle transportation and

This year's topics of specific interest include:

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
Transit Signal Priority (TSP)
"Smart" Bus Technology (AVL, APC)
Community Circulators and Other Non-Traditional Modes
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) or Sustainable Development
Transportation Funding
Economic Benefits of Transportation Projects

Papers chosen for presentation will be published on CD-ROM for conference
attendees. Paper presentation will occur in one of two separate forums:
oral presentation before an audience or display at a "poster session."
While the committee requests that each author indicate a preference, the
committee retains final decision-making authority on forum assignment.
Student papers are encouraged and will be eligible for prizes on day of

If interested, please submit an abstract (250-word maximum) for anonymous
review by the Steering Committee in the following format by Friday, March
10, 2006:

Page 1: -Paper title
-Name and affiliation of each author
-Postal address, Telephone number, Fax number
-E-mail address of the corresponding author
-Note if the paper should be part of the student paper competition
-Forum preference.

Page 2: -Paper title
To ensure anonymous review, please make no identification of author or
affiliation on Page 2.

Submit by e-mail (preferred), postal mail or fax to:

John Wirtz
Co-Vice-President, Transport Chicago
P.O. Box 1884
Chicago, IL 60690-1884
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (312) 384-6329
Fax: (312) 681-4296

You will be notified by Thursday, March 30th, 2006 on the status of your

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For more information contact:

John Wirtz
Transport Chicago Conference
P.O. Box 1884
Illinois 60690-1884

Phone: (312) 384-6329
Fax: (312) 681-4296
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 25, 2006

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