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

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum will be held in Minneapolis on April 10-11.  The Call for Papers is now open but will close promptly on November 30.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The 2018 event, co-hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies of the University of Minnesota, features the format implemented last year:

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Back to Forum

Call for Papers

Information for Authors


Preliminary Program



Sponsorship Opportunities

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Now is the time to propose a paper.  In addition, if you supervise graduate students make them aware of this fantastic opportunity.  We are asking for an “extended abstract” (two to four pages in length) that included the problem statement, methodology (and if appropriate data sources) and findings.  Note that full papers must be submitted in advance of the conference; on February 19th for podium papers and March 16 for papers presented as posters.


We will be using “Conference Maker” as our abstract management system.  If you already have a Conference Maker profile, log in with your username and password.  If not, create a profile.


To access Conference Maker, click here or paste the following into your browser address bar:


We look forward to welcoming you to Minneapolis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”custom” accent_color=”#233d8a”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

2018 Annual Forum Program Co-Chairs:

John Bitzan, [email protected]
David Ripplinger, [email protected]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Registration Refund Policy” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”custom” accent_color=”#233d8a”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cancellations and requests for refunds should be sent to [email protected]:

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: [email protected]
John Bitzan: [email protected]