Call for Papers: Transport Chicago 2008

Call for Papers: Transport Chicago 2008

Vice President, Transport Chicago

For over 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 Transport Chicago 2008 conference presents an excellent opportunity to share and hear nationally recognized transportation experts, discover current industry practices and meet with colleagues in the field.

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

Previous year's topics submitted include:
• Facility Design
• Transportation Funding
• Economic Analysis
• Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues
• Market Research
• 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

If interested, please submit an abstract (250-word maximum) for anonymous review by the Steering Committee by Monday, March 17, 2008. Instructions for submittal can be found on our web site:


Date: Friday, June 6, 2008
Location: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Keynote Speaker: Jonathon Levine, Professor and Chair of Urban + Regional Planning at University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Papers chosen for presentation have the option of being published on Transport Chicago's website. 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 conference.

Related Link: Transport Chicago

For more information contact:

Andrew Parker
Vice President, Transport Chicago
550 W Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights
IL 60005

Phone: 847-228-2366
Email: [email protected]

Posted February 26, 2008

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