International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology (IJTST)

Focus Issue Call for Papers

Sustainable Transportation Technology and Policy

Guest Editors: Dr. Hui Li, University of California, Davis, USA
Dr. John Harvey, University of California, Davis, USA
Dr. Xiaoming Huang, Southeast University, China


The International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology (IJTST) is soliciting contributions for a focus thematic issue on the subject of the sustainable transportation technology and policy. This issue is slated for publication in 2015.


In a world with extensive and rapid urbanization and changing climate, transportation systems presents major challenges and as well provides great opportunities for enhancing and promoting urban sustainability. Transportation decisions and practices have considerable direct and/or indirect impacts on urban society, economy, and environment, both positive and negative, for example through changes in travel time and economic productivity, urban connectivity, emissions and attendant air quality concerns, traffic accidents, and noise pollution as well as water quality issue, heat island effects, and climate change. Sustainable transportation technology and policy are urgently needed to reduce the negative environmental impacts from transportation and promote the green economy through urban smart growth.

We invite papers worldwide that address these topics. Selected papers will be published in a special issue. This special issue aims at opening the dialogue on such important issues. The purpose of this special issue is to highlight possible approaches to enhance and promote the sustainability of transportation systems.


Potential topics include, but not limited to:

• Impacts of extreme weather events and climate change on transportation systems;
• Resilience of transportation systems;
• Quiet pavement;
• Permeable pavement for stormwater management;
• Cool pavement for heat island mitigation;
• Transportation infrastructure and built environment;
• Energy harvesting from pavement, including thermal energy, mechanical energy, solar energy, etc;
• Life cycle assessment;
• Impacts of pavement deflection, texture and roughness on vehicle fuel economy;
• Impacts of pavement texture and roughness on bicycle ride quality and safety;
• Long life pavement;
• Rapid renewal of transportation infrastructure;
• Warm mixed asphalt;
• Rubberized asphalt concrete;
• Recycled pavement materials;
• Traffic and transportation management for sustainability enhancement;
• Transportation safety;
• Walking and biking;
• Complete street;
• Outreach and education for sustainability of transportation;
• Integrated policies for sustainable transportation in different agencies and different countries.


Deadline for Submissions

Full papers are due October 31, 2014. Paper abstracts (250 words or less) are due by August 31, 2014. Submissions should be emailed in MS Word format to the guest editor:
Dr. Hui Li at

Please specify in the cover letter that the submission is in response to this special issue call.


Submission Guidelines

Papers submitted to this special issue will be reviewed immediately after your papers are received in accordance with the Journal’s editorial policy. For more information about IJTST guidelines for authors, please visit:

The accepted papers will be published in early 2015. Further inquiry regarding this call can be directed to the guest editor, Dr. Hui Li at


About the Journal

The International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology focuses on promoting innovative high-quality multidisciplinary research in transportation science and technology. This journal is indexed and searchable in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Transport Research International Documentation (TRID), which is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information and is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies.

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