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TRB Applying Census Data for Transportation: 50 Years of Transportation Planning Data Progress: Call for Abstracts Due May 25th

Dear Colleague,

It is a 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: 

Please submit your abstracts electronically at and limit your abstract to no more than 400 words by May 25, 2017

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.

Direct all questions to Mai Le at 202-334-2827 or

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 used (

A paper or written description must accompany any submissions that are media oriented. 

Completed submissions are due to Ms. Mai Le of TRB at by midnight onAugust 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 to Ed Christopher, Conference Chair at

Please register now if you would like to participate in the conference. An Early Bird registration will be due on September 13, 2017.

Best Regards, 
Transportation Research Board 

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