Bridging Transportation Researchers (BTR) Conference

Welcome to the Bridging Transportation Researchers (BTR) Online Conference !

Purpose of the Conference

At zero cost, and practically zero carbon, BTR brings transportation engineers, planners, & policymakers together globally by removing the burden of travel, the cost of registration, & greenhouse gases associated with transport & accommodations. We welcome researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines, particularly individuals who are unable to obtain a visa or afford traveling to and participating in international conferences. BTR also addresses the loss of summer 2020 and 2021 conferences. Past BTR conferences’ presentations are archived here.

BTR #3 Conference Dates


Please join us online on August 5 & 6, 2021, for two days of multi-track Zoom-based meetings.  Zoom links & session details (with 30-minute presentation slots) will be sent to all registrants, after papers are submitted & reviewed and final topics are scheduled. Time-zone preferences may be voted on by all early registrants, prior to final scheduling.

Full-paper submission deadline: 31 May 2021

Any positive and critical comments, feedback or suggestions are most welcome. Please contact us at You are also welcome to directly email your enquiries to Kara Kockelman or Elnaz Irannezhad

Good news for licensed professionals: You can pursue continuing ECeducation credits with this conference! Certificate of attendance will be provided to be used for continuing education (CE) or Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits should the activity meet the guidelines set forth by your state board.

Thank you to our Sponsors: University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, Australia’s Road Research Board (ARRB), Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA), and to our Co-Sponsor the U.S.’s Transportation Research Board (TRB), plus the following TRB committees:

  1. Travel Survey Methods (AEP25)
  2. Traveler Behavior and Values (AEP30)
  3. Innovative Public Transportation Services and Technologies (AP020)
  4. Transportation Demand Forecasting (AEP50)
  5. Public transport planning and development (AP025)
  6. Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics Committee (AT015)
  7. Effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Travel Choices (AEP35)
  8. Vehicle-Highway Automation (ACP30)