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Transport for Inclusive Societies - 2022 ITF Pre-Summit Research Day

The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the US Transportation Research Board (TRB), in association with the International Transport Forum (ITF), are pleased to invite authors to submit papers addressing the subject of “Transport for Inclusive Societies.” Papers may be submitted to either ECTRI’s European Transport Research Review or TRB’s Transportation Research Record for consideration for publication.

The International Transport Forum (ITF), together with ECTRI, TRB, the European Commission (EC), and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) organized the Pre-Summit Research Day, which was held in-person in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday, 17 May 2022, as an ancillary event to the 2022 ITF Annual Summit. The event brought together top academics, researchers and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme, “Transport for Inclusive Societies.” It is important that research results are brought into practice, especially considering the pace with which our transport system is currently evolving. The Research Day provided a great opportunity to exchange ideas not only between researchers, but also with representatives from governments, cities, and other decision makers.

Submission of papers 
The 2022 ITF Summit on “Transport for Inclusive Societies” explored the role of transport policies for fostering an environmentally-friendly, people-centric world that leaves no-one behind, notably as regards vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of persons. It highlighted linkages between transport and inclusion in all of its dimensions: how to design inclusive transport governance frameworks and decision-making processes; how to foster access for all to essential goods and services, and economic opportunities in a sustainable way; how to design transport systems that everyone can use; and how to ensure that the transport labour market is as open and inclusive as possible. To this end, the Summit discussions cut across passenger and freight transport activities while providing a multi-modal perspective. The 2022 Summit also discussed the role of the transport sector in generating a greener, safer, more secure, more equal and healthier world in the wider context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Pre-Summit Research Day limited its scope to four specific topics as listed below. In order to plan their actions for the coming years, policy makers need insights from researchers to provide knowledge and solutions on how to:

  1. Mitigate and adapt to climate change with environmentally-friendly, inclusive and equitable transport solutions;
  2. Involve everyone in transport policy decision-making and pro-actively reach out to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups;
  3. Make digitally enabled transport innovations part of accessible and safe systems for all;
  4. Fund public and active transport for all in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We would like to now invite the submission of full-length papers that address “Transport for Inclusive Societies” with regard to one of the above four topics for publication in either the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) or in the Transportation Research Record (TRR).

Deadline for submissions
31 October 2022 

Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for European Transport Research Review. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the European Transport Research Review submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct topical collection please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the topical collection on 'Transport for Inclusive Societies'.
All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

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