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 conferences due to COVID-19. Past BTR conferences’ presentations are archived here.

BTR #5 Conference Dates


Please join us online in August, 2023, 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.

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 Jiaqi Ma, Neda Masoud, or Jason Hawkins

Paper Submission Instructions

BTR#5 submission deadline is *March 30*, 2023. Other information will come soon.

Any transportation-related areas including – but not limited to:

  • Public transportation
  • Emerging mobility services (shared, electrified)
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Connected and automated vehicle control
  • Travel demand modeling
  • Freight transportation
  • Transportation safety
  • Infrastructure management
  • Design, construction, & pavement engineering
  • Others

Special issue in Transportation Planning and Technology: A selection of papers will be featured in a special journal issue following the conference.

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: