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 & hotelling. We welcome researchers and practitioners from diverse transportation areas, particularly individuals who are unable to obtain a visa or afford traveling to and participating in international conferences. BTR #2 was also designed to address the mass cancellation of Summer 2020 transportation conferences due to COVID-19.

BTR #2 Conference Dates

logovahid2We were delighted to successfully deliver the second Bridging Transportation Researcher (BTR) Online Conference on 11-12 August, covering 91 peer-reviewed papers at zero direct & indirect costs. We hope you have enjoyed the presentations. This round, we had over 890 formal registrants from around the globe.

We would like to sincerely thank our volunteers and reviewers. Without their dedication and effort, it was impossible to manage this online conference with removing the barriers (e.g. visa barriers, and travel hassles) and zero cost of travel and greenhouse gas emission.Please keep spreading the word in your research community and the international conferences.

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.

Special thanks to the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Travel Survey Methods committee (ABJ40) for co-sponsorship of this conference!