Call for Abstracts

The online submission process is now closed and the review is underway. If you wish to submit an abstract at this point, please send it to and the committee will review it on a case by case basis.

Our Transportation Legacy

As the built environment, shaped by infrastructure decisions, greatly affects how communities decide their lifestyles and transportation choice, work by transportation professionals can determine how a city, a region, and how a community evolves. This theme explores what transportation professionals leave behind for society, especially given Vancouver's unique time in hosting a mega-event in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Topics include, but are not limited to, regional planning, sustainability, policy, impacts of mega-events, public transportation, stakeholder engagement, First Nations community engagement, and context-sensative designs.

Legacy also prescribes our place in the world's economy, changes to border security, and hosting mega-events such as the Olympics. This sub-theme allows for attendees to see where their work fits in the "big picture", where a change in paradigm from viewing the world as mere external nodes to considering global dynamics. Topics include, but are not limited to, freight movement, airports, ports, and impact of global dynamics on transportation.

One cannot bring legacy without knowing the various financing concepts to turn visions into reality. This sub-theme intends to give attendees a chance to explore about the financial side that plays an important role in projects and interact with professionals from the financial field. Topics include, but are not limited to, finance models, government relations, public investment strategies, and asset management.

The Program Committee would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the technical sessions at the upcoming 2009 ITE Quad Conference. You are encouraged to submit an abstract under the conference themes or under the the topic ideas below. Topics outside these areas will also be considered.
  • Active Traffic Management
  • Community Planning
  • Data Collection
  • Goods Movement
  • Green Asphalt Technologies
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction
  • HOV/HOT Lanes
  • Human Factors
  • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
  • Non-motorized Transportation Modes
  • Passenger Rail
  • Regional Planning Strategies
  • Stakeholders Consultation
  • Survey Methods
  • Traffic Design
  • Traffic Safety
  • Transit Demand Modelling / Planning
  • Transportation Financing
  • Transportation Policy Research
Just as Transportation affects every part of our lives, it should also be seen as a holistic subject that realistically cannot be looked at isolation. As well as engineering and planning, there are many other disciplines and fields that shape transportation particular in reference to legacy, gateway and realization.

For this reason, we particularly welcome the submission of papers from industries or areas of study that reflect this and will present transportation from a differing viewpoint. For example financial institutions; security and borders; architects; technology and telecommunications.

Abstracts should be between 200 to 400 words. All abstracts must be submitted by December 1, 2020, and the selection of abstracts will be completed by early 2009. The selected authors for the technical presentation will then be notified for further instructions. If there is more than one author, please indicate the principal author for all future correspondence. The final presentation will be presented by the principal author unless stated otherwise. Presentations must be submitted by April 15, 2021. Failure to meet the deadlines may result in the rejection of the abstract or presentation.

The Technical Program Committee has developed a handout for distribution in your company or organization. You may download and print the handout for the Call for Abstracts which contains all the information posted above (please note that the submission dates have changed). Please encourage your colleagues and friends to submit their abstracts!

If you have any questions relating to the call for abstracts or your submitted abstract, please send an email to

The online submission process is now closed and the review is underway. If you wish to submit an abstract at this point, please send it to and the committee will review it on a case by case basis.

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