Indian Megacities experience urban transport problems, which are unknown in Western cities. Therefore, they create new solutions for urban transport, too. We see car pooling, taxi sharing and mixed spaces for vehicles and pedestrians (which are a problem and solution at the same time). I experienced all this on my sojourns in Hyderabad, where I am involved in a research project on the sustainable development of the agglomeration. And you will see it, when you attend the next Annual Conference of T2M in Delhi from December 2-5, 2010. A precondition, however, is that you submit a proposal for a paper or a session up to May 15th (to firstname.lastname@example.org), get it accepted and then register for the next Annual Conference of T2M in the Indian Capital. If you have any questions concerning local arrangements, please ask the heads of the local organizing committee, Sanjiv Garg (email@example.com) and Rajesh Agraval (firstname.lastname@example.org), for other questions concerning the Conference, please ask the t2m office (email@example.com).
In January, the editor of our Journal of Transport History, Lena Andersson-Skog, together with Colin Divall and me went to Manchester and had a most fruitful meeting with the staff of Manchester University Press (Simon Bell (MUP Marketing), Emma Brennan (MUP History Commissioning Editor); David Rodgers (MUP CEO); Greg Thorpe (MUP Production)). We discussed the ways how to come back to a publication on time and over a very good lunch could agree on a new schedule for publication, which includes:
- A permanent change to publication dates to June and December of every year.
- The June 2009 issue to be printed in April 2010 and sent out in early May.
- The December 2009 issue to be published a month later.
- The June 2010 issue to be published in December 2010.
- The December 2010 issue to be published as soon as possible thereafter
Within the next months, you will receive the delayed issues for 2009. Within the next year, we hopefully will be back to a normal schedule.
Another good news about JTH is that Gordon Pirie has joined the editorial triumvirat and became on of the editors. Gordon, we thank you very much for entering the bridge and trust that you sail JTH to a brighter future.
Because of work overload in the department of innovation sciences at the Technical University of Eindhoven, Sonja Beekers has to hand over the job as managing director of T2M to a well known old friend: Dick van den Brink. Sonja, we thank you very much for your great effort and everything you did for T2M! We know that you will help your successor (and forerunner) Dick) in running the T2M office at ECMD. Dick, welcome back on board. We hope that you stay our managing director for a long time.
Please continue to send all e-mail correspondence concerning T2M to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That is the mail, Dick will use (only in case you have the feeling that the e-mail adress is blocked, please use email@example.com).
Berlin, March 28, 2010
All the best,