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Featured collection: The future of freight transport

The challenges faced by the freight transport sector—in the current context of climate change, pollution and congestion—are enormous. Demand is increasing dramatically and issues caused by e-commerce and city distribution will have to be tackled. On the other hand, new technologies can bring disruptive business models and cause different social impacts. A special issue edited by Cathy Macharis and Silvio Nocera brings together six studies that discuss the future of freight transport from different perspectives. Read the editorial here.

Featured collection: Accommodating urban freight in city planning

Research related to the implications of urbanization is gaining increasing relevance as more than half of the world’s population already live in urban environments, and this trend is expected to continue so that by 2030 two thirds of the population will live in cities. This collection presents the experience of dealing with the challenges of urban freight planning in various cities, covering different dimensions of the process. 

Read the editorial by guest editors Ivan Sanchez-Diaz and Michael Browne here.

Being a woman in engineering - an interview with Elisabete Arsenio

Being a woman in engineering - an interview with Elisabete ArsenioIn light of the International Women in Engineering Day (June 23), ETRR Board Member and Author Elisabete Arsenio tells us more about herself, shares why she chose her career path and offers some advice for young women interested in transportation engineering.

Read the interview here

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Ongoing article collections


Human factors of digitalized mobility forms and services
Edited by: Alexandra Millonig and Sonja Haustein

Equity and transport
Edited by: Floridea Di Ciommo, Ariane Dupont-Kieffer and Yoram Shiftan

​​​​​​​Highlights of the 2018 Transport Research Arena conference
Edited by: ETRR editorial team

Optimization, adaptation and personalization algorithms for future transportation systems
Edited by: Evangelos Bekiaris

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European Transport Research Review (ETRR) is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original high-quality scholarly research and developments in areas related to transportation science, technologies, policy and practice. Established in 2008 by the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the Journal provides researchers and practitioners around the world with an authoritative forum for the dissemination and critical discussion of new ideas and methodologies that originate in, or are of special interest to, the European transport research community. The journal is unique in its field, as it covers all modes of transport and addresses both the engineering and the social science perspective, offering a truly multidisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, engineers and policymakers. ETRR is aimed at a readership including researchers, practitioners in the design and operation of transportation systems, and policymakers at the international, national, regional and local levels.

ETRR covers the following main areas of interest:

  • Mobility and travel behavior
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Transportation economics
  • Transportation planning and policy
  • Human factors in transportation
  • Traffic and demand management
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Freight transport and logistics
  • Air and waterway transport
  • Transportation impacts of emerging vehicle technologies
  • Environmental issues in transportation and climate change
  • Equity, social and health issues related to transport

Examples of particular topics of interest are: urban logistics, intermodal transport systems, transitions towards sustainable transport, accessibility and equity analysis, technologies for improving network and vehicle efficiency, advances in integrated transport systems and intermodal transportation, traffic safety analysis, traffic flow theory and modeling, IT technologies for transport data collection and analysis, strategies for vehicle-to-vehicle communications and the transport impacts and indirect impacts of autonomous vehicles. The Journal encourages thematic collections of related articles from major European transport research projects, major conferences such as the TRA, ETC and WCTR, and international networks such as NECTAR.

ETRR aims to disseminate and discuss new ideas and methodologies that originate in, or are of special interest to, the European transport research community. While its focus is on Europe, it will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn from European experience or to develop new applications for European practice. We consider papers on non-European case studies if the relevance for the European transportation research field is sufficiently made clear.

 

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