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Transportation Planning & Census Data Conference

Friday, May 26, 2017  
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ACSP researchers are invited to submit abstracts 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.
As part of the conference we are also having a student paper competition. Two winning papers will each receive up to $1,000 in travel and registration reimbursement.

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 on August 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 on the student paper competition to Ed Christopher, Conference Chair at

Please register now if you would like to participate in the conference. Early Bird registration will close on September 13, 2017 and space is limited. For more information on the conference visit


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