14th World Conference on Transport Research

July 2016 | Shanghai, China

The 14th World Conference on Transport Research was held 10-15 July 2016 in Shanghai, China at Tongji University.

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Read the opening address from Prof. PEI Gang, President, Tongji University here:  Prof. PEI Gang’s Opening Speech

Read the welcome speech from President Yoshitsugu Hayashi here:  President Hayashi’s Welcome Speech for 14th WCTR

Read the keynote speech from Jose Luis Irigoyen (Director of Transport and ICT, World Bank) here:  Jose Luis Irigoyen keynote speech

Read the opening address from Dr. Zhuang (Director, Shanghai Municipal Planning and Land Resource Management Bureau) here:  Dr Zhuang-Shanghai Speech

View the Key Findings here:  WCTR2016 KEY FINDINGS

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Message from the WCTRS President

Welcome to the website of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).  In its pages you can find information on the Society’s mission, its activities, including the 14th World Conference on Transport Research, which was held in Shanghai from 11 to 15 July 2016, our services to members, and details of how to join the Society.

Message from President Yoshitsugu Hayashi – May 2016

See President Hayashi’s profile

 

 

WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 9 – April 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

Workshop on the topic of Long-Distance Passengers Market

TRASPOL, the Laboratory of Transport Policies of Milan Politecnico, is organising a workshop on the topic of long-distance passengers market. The topics include the economic regulation of long-distance markets, the measure of the effects of liberalisation and the potential impacts of the most recent innovations in the sector. The workshop is part of SIG-E3 activities.

Where           Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Milan Politecnico University, MILANO, Italy

When:            29 September 2017

Further info:  details are available at http://www.traspol.polimi.it/en/eventi-traspol-la-lunga-percorrenza-passeggeri-mercato-pianificazione-innovazione-28-29-settembre-2017/

Deadline dates:         Abstract submission: 5 June 2017 / Registration to the conference: 25 June 2017

WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 8 – April 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

Researchers talk about Case Studies on Transport Policy

Follow the link below to hear directly from researchers talking about CSTP and why they value and support the journal in its mission to translate research into practice:

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/case-studies-on-transport-policy/videos/researchers-talk-about-cstp


Rosário Macário

Editor in Chief for Case Studies on Transport Policy

WCTRS – General Background Information

Information leaflets

The Society is currently in the process of updating the general information leaflet which briefly outlines the main aims and achievements of the WCTRS.  The leaflet will be available in a variety of languages soon.  In the meantime, the English version can be found below:

 

WCTRS Member News Briefing

WCTRS News Briefing 7 – March 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

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Aalto University Summer School on Transportation 2017

Integrative Envisioning of Mobility Futures  –  August 21-25, 2017

For the past ten years, the Aalto University Summer School on Transportation has established itself as a premier institution, offering innovative and practical approaches to understand and solve timely transport problems both in developed and developing countries. The school presents an intensive learning experience for transport professionals and graduate students of varying backgrounds.

Venue:  The Summer School 2017 will take place in August 21-25 on the famous campus of Aalto University, in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland.

Further information: http://builtenv.aalto.fi/en/research/spatial_planning_and_transportation_engineering/transportation/summer_school/

WCTRS News Briefing 6 – March 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

Invitation for Bids to Host WCTR-16, in 2022

An Invitation for Bids to Host WCTR-16, in 2022 from Prof. Ali S Huzayyin, Chair of the Site Selection Sub-Committee of WCTRS

The World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) now invites bids from leading academic/research institutions, with a recognised international profile in transport research, who wish to be considered as prospective organisers of the 16th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR-16) to be held in 2022………..(click here for more information)

WCTRS and ITF Research Day ‘Governing the Smart Mobility Transition’

When:  The Research Day will take place on Monday 30 May, one day prior to the official opening of the ITF Summit on Wednesday 31 May.  The programme for the day can be found here and we hope you can join us for what promises to be an exciting day of agenda-setting discussion and debate.

Where:  Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig, Germany (http://2017.itf-oecd.org/venue

To request participation:  Please email Louise Reardon (L.Reardon@leeds.ac.uk).

CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL SESSION ON GENDER AND TRANSPORT NEXUS IN ASIA-PACIFIC:  achieving a more equitable and inclusive society

The Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) announces that the 12th International Conference will be held in Binh Duong, Vietnam from 18 to 21 September 2017.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their contributions to a Special Session on Gender and Transport in Asia and the Pacific.

Papers in this session will aim to address and advance knowledge in the topic of gender and transport in Asia and the Pacific. The theme is designed to broaden awareness and understanding of gender-related challenges, barriers and facilitators, and opportunities in the transportation sector, including its wider global implications.

The purpose of this special session is to create stronger representation and advocacy of gender issues, particularly of women, in transportation, and increase women-initiated collaborative linkages and innovations.

Deadline for submission of full papers:   February 15, 2017

Further information is available here.

Call for expressions of interest in joining a new Special Interest Group (SIG) on “Transport and Health”

Transport and Health has been gaining increasing research and policy attention in recent years, due to the increasing awareness of the relationships between transport and health, the scale and urgency of transport-related health issues and the evolution of and increasing cross-disciplinary methods, teams and ways of thinking. Cities, in particular, are burdened by a wide range of transport-related exposures and health challenges, but also offer great opportunities for positive change. To this end, transport and health, two disciplines that have not traditionally worked together, need to urgently collaborate and share agendas and understandings. The World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) is considering forming a Special Interest Group (SIG) on Transport and Health. The SIG will serve as a forum to facilitate discussion, communication, dissemination of evidence, co-production of future directions and various other activities related to Transport and Health research and practice, within the society and beyond.

A wide variety of issues will be addressed in this SIG and all are welcome. If you would be interested in joining this SIG, please send an email to express your interest to Haneen Khreis ts12hrk@leeds.ac.uk or Mark Nieuwenhuijsen mark.nieuwenhuijsen@isglobal.org as soon as possible. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm.

WCTRS Young Researchers Initiative – Edition 3

Following the remarkable success of Editions 1 and 2 of the “WCTRS Young Researchers’ Initiative” (WCTRS-Y) that were completed during WCTR-13 (July 2013), and WCTR-14 (July 2016), we are pleased to announce that the Steering Committee of WCTRS has decided to launch Edition-3 of the initiative.  This is planned to be completed during WCTR-15, which will be held in Mumbai, India in May 2019.

Further information about this, including Details and Conditions and an Invitation to Participate will be available on the website soon.

WCTRS News Briefing 2 – January 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.

WCTRS News Briefing 1 – January 2017

The latest WCTRS News Briefing is now available in the General Member area of the website.  This includes a personal invitation from President Hayashi for members to attend the President’s Reception at TRB in Washington, 12 January 2017.

Members can click here to log in to the General Member area and access this using their usual log in name and password.