The Journal of the Transportation Research Forum (JTRF) contains original manuscripts which are timely in scope and germane to transportation.

 

Fall 2016: Vol. 55, No. 3

Summer 2016: Vol. 55, No. 2
Spring 2016: Vol. 55, No. 1

On the cover: Southwest Airlines is an experienced hedger and uses financial instruments or hedging contracts to decrease its exposure to fuel price volatility. In “Airline Fuel Hedging: Do Hedge Horizon and Contract Maturity Matter?” Siew Hoon Lim and Peter Turner examine whether the length of hedging period and distance to contract maturity affect the effectiveness of jet fuel cross hedging.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Fall 2015: Vol. 54, No. 3

On the cover: Remote areas of the central and northern plains states have little alternative to railroads in the transport of wheat. Wheat shipments involve large scale movements of low value bulk commodities over long distances. Trucks are not competitive for these movements and many wheat origins are remote from barge loading locations. The implications of these facts are examined by Michael Babcock and Bebonchu Atems in “Intramodal and Intermodal Competition Impacts on Railroad Wheat Rates.”

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Summer 2015: Vol. 54, No. 2

On the cover: Highway-rail grade crossings (HRCGs) are conflict points for highway users and railroads and are an important safety issue. In “Severity of Pedestrian Crashes at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings,” Aemal Khattak and Li-Wei Tung quantify the impacts of various factors on three severity levels of pedestrian injuries at HRCGs. Wei (David) Fan, Martin Kane and Elias Haile in “Analyzing Severity of Vehicle Crashes at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings” explore the impact of various explanatory variables on three different severity levels of vehicle crashes at HRCGs.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Spring 2015: Vol. 54, No. 1

On the cover: Congestion on urban freeways during peak times of the day is a universal transportation problem. Shy Bassan investigates the traffic efficiency gained by restricting heavy truck traffic during peak hours in “Review, Experimental Evaluation and Policy Considerations of a Directional Time of Day Truck Restriction on Highways.” He found that prohibiting trucks in all lanes during the 4-6 p.m. period improved average travel time, total travel time, and average traffic speed by 8%?12%.

General Editors: Michael W. Babcock, Kansas State University and James Nolan, University of Saskatchewan

Book Review Editor: Jack S. Ventura, Surface Transportation Board

Associate Editors: Richard Gritta, University of Portland; Robert Harrison, University of Texas; Wesley Wilson, University of Oregon; Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba; Carl Scheraga, Fairfield University; John Bitzan, North Dakota State University; B. Starr McMullen, Oregon State University; Aemal Khattak, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Mark Burris, Texas A&M University.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Fall 2014: Vol. 53, No. 3

On the cover: Ju Dong Park and Won W. Koo identify the economic and non-economic factors that affect U.S. air travel in “The Magnitudes of Economic and Non-Economic Factors on the Demand for U.S. Domestic Air Travel.” The authors find that airfare, income, seasonality, and mergers play significant roles in the demand for airline passenger travel.

General Editors: Michael W. Babcock, Kansas State University and Kofi Obeng, North Carolina A&T State University

Book Review Editor: Jack S. Ventura, Surface Transportation Board

Associate Editors: Richard Gritta, University of Portland; Robert Harrison, University of Texas; Kevin H. Horn, G.E.C. Inc.; Wesley Wilson, University of Oregon; Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba; Carl Scheraga, Fairfield University; John Bitzan, North Dakota State University; and Starr McMullen, Oregon State University.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Summer 2014: Vol. 53, No. 2

On the cover: Canada is the largest trading partner of the U.S. Junwook Chi analyzes the sensitivity of cross border freight volumes to income in the two countries and exchange rates. He disaggregates total freight flows into exports and imports by truck, rail, air, and pipeline in “Income and Exchange Rates Sensitivity of Cross Border Freight Flows: Evidence From U.S.-Canada Exports and Imports by Truck, Rail, Air, and Pipeline.”

General Editors: Michael W. Babcock, Kansas State University and Kofi Obeng, North Carolina A&T State University

Book Review Editor: Jack S. Ventura, Surface Transportation Board

Associate Editors: Richard Gritta, University of Portland; Robert Harrison, University of Texas; Kevin H. Horn, G.E.C. Inc.; Wesley Wilson, University of Oregon; Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba; Carl Scheraga, Fairfield University; John Bitzan, North Dakota State University; and Starr McMullen, Oregon State University.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Spring 2014: Vol. 53, No. 1

On the cover: Good railroad service is essential to a prosperous agriculture industry. Railroads transport grain long distances to consumption centers. Yet there have been few railroad demand studies in recent years. Michael W. Babcock and Philip G. Gayle estimate railroad demand functions for various grains in “Specifying and Estimating a Regional Agricultural Railroad Demand Model.”

General Editors: Michael W. Babcock, Kansas State University and Kofi Obeng, North Carolina A&T State University

Book Review Editor: Jack S. Ventura, Surface Transportation Board

Associate Editors: Richard Gritta, University of Portland; Robert Harrison, University of Texas; Kevin H. Horn, G.E.C. Inc.; Wesley Wilson, University of Oregon; Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba; Carl Scheraga, Fairfield University; John Bitzan, North Dakota State University; and Starr McMullen, Oregon State University

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Fall 2013: Vol. 52, No. 3

On the cover: School bus safety is a community concern, but few studies have investigated the determinants of school bus crashes. Yasim Shamsunnahar, Sabreena Anowar, and Richard Tay fill this research gap in “Factors Contributing to School Bus Crashes.”

General Editors: Michael W. Babcock, Kansas State University and Kofi Obeng, North Carolina A&T State University

Book Review Editor: Jack S. Ventura, Surface Transportation Board

Associate Editors: Richard Gritta, University of Portland; Robert Harrison, University of Texas; Kevin H. Horn, G.E.C. Inc.; Wesley Wilson, University of Oregon; Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba; Carl Scheraga, Fairfield University; John Bitzan, North Dakota State University; and Starr McMullen, Oregon State University.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Summer 2013: Vol. 52, No. 2

On the cover: The railroad share of the grain and oilseed transportation market has declined in recent years. In “Rail Market Share of Grain and Oilseed Transportation,” Marvin Prater and co-authors identify the factors responsible for the decrease in rail market share of grain and oilseed transportation since 2001.

General Editors: Michael W. Babcock, Kansas State University and Kofi Obeng, North Carolina A&T State University

Book Review Editor: Jack S. Ventura, Surface Transportation Board

Associate Editors: Richard Gritta, University of Portland; Robert Harrison, University of Texas; Kevin H. Horn, G.E.C. Inc.; Wesley Wilson, University of Oregon; Barry Prentice, University of Manitoba; Carl Scheraga, Fairfield University; John Bitzan, North Dakota State University; and Starr McMullen, Oregon State University.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Spring 2013: Vol. 52, No. 1

On the cover: All the major airlines were forced to develop strategies to cope with the post-9/11 environment in order to survive. In “An Analysis of a Strategic Transformation Plan: The Case of Alaska Airlines,” Paul Caster and Carl Scheraga empirically assess the effectiveness of Alaska Airlines strategy.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Fall 2012: Vol. 51, No. 3

On the cover: The U.S. has four million miles of roads and streets that have to be maintained at an adequate service level. In “Pavement Pre-and Post-Treatment Performance Models Using LTPP Data,” Pan Lu and Denver Tolliver find that differences in pavement deterioration in severe weather regions are greater than in less severe weather regions, and that pavement deterioration increases with freeze-thaw cycles.

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Summer 2012: Vol. 51, No. 2

On the cover: Transportation economists, engineers, and planners historically have focused on the various modes of transportation and the associated infrastructure. Few researchers have paid attention to the start or end of the trips – the parking garage. This research gap is filled by Mazhar Ali Awan?s review of Shannon Sanders McDonald?s book, “The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form.”

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

Spring 2012: Vol. 51, No. 1

On the cover: “Electrified Vehicle Technology Trends, Infrastructure Implications, and Cost Comparisons,” David Tuttle and Kara Kockelman explore the market potential of electrified vehicles including the effect of fuel and battery replacement costs on the purchase price competitiveness of electrified vehicles compared to their gasoline powered counterparts. (photo credit: Toyota.com)

Disclaimer: The facts, opinions, and conclusions set forth in the articles contained herein are those of the authors and quotations should be so attributed. They do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF), nor can TRF assume any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any of the information contained herein.

 

 

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2004-2011 Vols 43-50

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2000-2003 Vols 39-42

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1987-1999 Vols 28-38

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1960-1986 Vol 1-27

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