The Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board will take place in at the Washington Convention Center on January 11th through 15th. The theme of the annual meeting is Corridors to the Future: Transportation & Technology. The History Committee works to bring attention to transportation history in all its dimensions and welcomes your participation in the Annual Meeting. At the 2014 Annual Meeting, the History Committee presented a workshop celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal, sponsored a session dealing with the history of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and co-sponsored sessions on the history of commuter rail transportation and on covered bridges. Papers presented at poster sessions and at the committee meeting dealt with a wide range of topics, including the ways in which evolving transportation technology influenced the novels of Charles Dickens, the role of early street railways in housing segregation after the Civil War, and the portrayal of women drivers in Hollywood movies.
The History Committee invites the submission of manuscripts for possible presentation at podium sessions, poster sessions, and during the meeting of the History Committee. Manuscripts can be reviewed for presentation and/or later publication in Transportation Research Record, and authors may submit for presentation only manuscripts that are to be published or have been submitted to other journals. We would especially encourage submissions related to the meeting theme of transportation technology, but would welcome papers related to all aspects of transportation history. Paper submissions and committee review of submissions must follow guidelines that are available here.
Specific inquiries can be addressed to History Committee Chairman Martin Wachs at firstname.lastname@example.org.