2018 Annual Forum

Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday & Wednesday
April 10 – 11, 2018

Transportation Research Forum is pleased to be hosting the 59th Annual Forum in partnership with The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies at the historic Coffman Memorial Union.  As always, this will be an excellent opportunity for transportation professionals, academics and graduate students to advance their research.

Discuss the latest research, debate contemporary transportation issues, give and receive feedback on research and network with other professionals at this year’s conference in Minneapolis.  A call for papers will come out in September 2017.

In conjunction with the Forum, a special half-day program will be dedicated to graduate student papers.  This is an opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in presenting, receive rigorous but sympathetic feedback on research and network with potential employers.

Why you should attend:

Transportation Professionals

– Informed independent debate on contemporary issues
– Networking with fellow professionals
– See the latest academic research
– Meet well-trained graduate students looking for positions



– Dissemination of the latest research
– High-quality feedback from discussants and audience members
– Network with fellow professionals

Graduate Students

– Dedicated half-day program
– Gain experience presenting your work
– Receive rigorous but sympathetic feedback from faculty and professionals
– Special sessions on career planning
– Network with potential employers

Center for Transportation Studies
University of Minnesota
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

2018 Annual Forum Program Co-Chairs:

John Bitzan, john.bitzan@ndsu.edu
David Ripplinger, david.ripplinger@ndsu.edu

Registration Refund Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds should be sent to Jolie@TRForum.org:

Until March 7:  Full refund less a $10 administrative fee
March 8 – 23: 75% refund
March 24: no refunds

Speakers who have to cancel should also inform

David Ripplinger: david.ripplinger@ndsu.edu
John Bitzan: john.bitzan@ndsu.edu