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Civil engineers society, transportation engineering journal seek papers on freight and passenger rail


The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Rail Transportation Committee and Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE) are soliciting papers on freight, intercity and regional passenger rail for a special issue that will focus on rail transportation and engineering. Manuscripts are due Nov. 1.

Papers’ scope can range from facilities and materials to systems-level
engineering and analysis to planning, design and construction to environmental performance. Topics would include all aspects of railway infrastructure, such as roadbed; track geometry, structure, components and materials; bridges; signals and traffic control; and power distribution systems. Papers also can focus on rail facilities, including stations, yards, terminals, maintenance buildings, and operation control and dispatching centers.

Manuscripts — which can be domestic or international in scope — should conform to standard ASCE journal format requirements. For more information, log onto or send an email to