2017 TRB Annual Meeting: Papers Due August 1, 2016
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Call for papers for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board and/or publication in the journal Transportation Research Record
Consider submitting your research papers for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (January 2017) and/or publication in the peer-reviewed journal Transportation Research Record (TRR). There is a single process for submitting a paper for consideration for one or both opportunities. More details about the submission process will be released in a month or two, but key factors to know are (1) the submission deadline will be August 1, 2016, and (2) papers should be no longer than 7,500 words. Papers on any aspect of transportation history, from any region of the world, are welcome.
– What is the Transportation Research Board (TRB)? TRB’s mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encourages their implementation.
– How does history fit into TRB? Although most TRB activities focus on contemporary professional practice, TRB has a Committee on Transportation History that was founded to establish and promote the importance of maintaining a sense of history and preserving important historical archives among transportation professionals. The committee provides a forum for transportation historians, custodians of transportation museums, and professional state and national government archivists and historians to exchange information and to identify gaps and opportunities to advance the preservation of transportation history. Key committee activities include soliciting and reviewing papers on transportation history for presentation at the Annual Meetings and/or publication in TRR. The committee also manages the transportation history blog Moving History.