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Call For Papers
Call For Papers
TRB 91st Annual Meeting
January 22-26, 2012
Call Title:
Joint Call for Papers Transportation and Air Quality Committee (ADC20) and Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities and (ADA30) Committees
Sponsoring Committee:
ADA30 - Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities
Co-Sponsoring Committee(s):
ADC20 - Transportation and Air Quality
Call Description:
The TRB Transportation and Air Quality (ADC20) and Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities (ADA30) Committees are seeking papers for the January 2012 TRB Annual Meeting. The committees will consider papers for both lectern sessions, poster sessions, and publication on a broad range of transportation/air quality topics, but will give priority for presentations to papers that address one or more of the following:

1. issues currently facing transportation and air quality planners in small and mid-size regions, or

2. research in modeling tools applicable to small and mid-size regions? emissions inventories or other transportation/air quality technical analyses, or

3. research in data needs, innovative data collection methods and use of data specific to small and mid-size regions? transportation and air quality analyses, or

4. applied research and innovations in the planning, developing, programming, and/or implementing of transportation facilities for small and medium-sized communities.

Current areas of committee interest include the following:


- Transportation models for small and mid-size areas

- Freight and travel demand estimation

- MOVES modeling

- Development of emission factors

- Emission inventory improvements

- Climate change modeling


- Emission measurements in the lab/on-road

- Data issues and needs for rural and small and mid-size areas

- Innovative use of data

- Improvements on MOVES defaults


- Public education programs

- Multi-modal freight issues

- School bus replacement/retrofits

- Diesel reduction incentive programs

- New technology to reduce emissions

- Experiences with diesel retrofit programs

- Truck stop electrification

- Impacts of Mexican trucks in the U.S.

- I/M Programs and performance evaluation

- Project-level approaches: PM and MSATs

- Emissions credit/trading programs

- Addressing precursors to fine PM


- Conformity under the new standards

- Regulations to control diesel emissions

- Evaluations of control measures

- CMAQ program: what?s working

- Alternatives to diesel fuel

- PM 2.5 conformity/NEPA


- Nonattainment issues specific to small and medium sized communities

- Local Transportation Issues

- Small Urban System Planning and Modeling

- Transit Planning

- Freight Planning

- Multi-Modal Planning

- Rural Transportation Planning

- Project Selection and Programming

- Transportation Logistics

- Inter-Modal Planning

- Linking Land Use, Environmental, and Transportation Planning

- Public Involvement in Transportation Planning

Subject Areas(s):
Planning and Forecasting

Authors interested in submitting papers are advised to visit and review the Information for Authors. Authors submitting papers in response to this Call for Papers should submit full papers for peer review to the Transportation Research Board online at This paper submission is open from June 1 to August 1. Please show the sponsoring committee name or the Call for Papers title on the papers submission form. Please contact the Call for Papers organizer if you are submitting a paper or need additional information.

Paper Submission Requirements

TRB has a single paper submittal deadline for the Annual Meeting. Papers must be in PDF format and submitted by August 1, 2011. The paper submission website will close when it is no longer August 1 anywhere in the world. Also, authors are asked to add line numbering to their papers in their word-processing program (starting with number one on each page) prior to converting to PDF to facilitate the review process. TRB recommends that authors submit their papers well before the deadline to avoid last minute complications and delays.

Call Organizer:
Libby Rushley; Jane Lin (;

Call For Papers · TRB 91st Annual Meeting · January 22-26, 2012
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