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It is my pleasure to invite you to the “Applying Census Data for Transportation: 50 years
of Transportation Planning Data Progress Conference”. The conference is organized by The
Transportation Research Board, and the American Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP) program
and will take place in Kansas City, MO on November 14-16, 2017.
The conference will focus on the use of census data for transportation applications by
exploring the results of current research, sharing experiences of practitioners who are
using census data, and defining potential strategies for practical improvements in data
use for current and emerging data needs.
Call for Abstracts for Presentations
Abstracts, no more than 400 words, are due by COB on May 25, 2017. There is an electronic
submittal form at https://s.zoomerang.com/r/Censustrans
. If selected, final enhanced
abstracts for publication in the conference proceedings will be due by October 15, 2017.
Enhanced abstracts may be up to 1,200 words or two pages. Complete papers may also be
submitted. All submitters will be notified via email by June 26, 2017. Authors whose
abstracts are accepted will be asked to confirm their conference registration and
attendance by July 18, 2017. More information can be found at
Direct all questions to Mai Le at 202-334-2827 <tel:(202)%20334-2827> or
As part of the conference we are also having a student paper competition. Two winning
papers will each receive up to $1,000 in travel and registration reimbursement.
Student Paper Competition:
Papers should be NO longer than 7,500 words including the abstract, text, references,
figures, and tables. Each table, figure, or photograph counts as 250 words. Papers should
conform to generally accepted guidelines for academic quality papers. TRB criteria may be
A paper or written description must accompany any submissions that are media oriented.
Completed submissions are due to Ms. Mai Le of TRB at MQLe(a)nas.edu
<mailto:MQLe@nas.edu> by midnight on August 1, 2017. Accompanying the submission
should be an electronic pdf file of a letter signed by both a faculty advisor and the
entrant attesting that the paper satisfies the eligibility conditions. Authors will be
notified of their status via email by September 1, 2017.
Direct all questions on the student paper competition to Ed Christopher, Conference Chair
at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> edc(a)berwyned.com.
Please <http://trb.org/conferences/census2017.aspx> register now if you would like
to participate in the conference. Early Bird registration will close on September 13, 2017
and space is limited. For more information on the conference visit
Transportation Planning Consultant