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4/9/2008



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Committee seeks topic abstracts for next year's light-rail conference


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The planning committee for the 11th Joint Light Rail Transit Conference: Renewal and Growth has issued a call for paper abstracts for the event, which will be held in Los Angeles April 19-22, 2009.

Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board and American Public Transportation Association, the conference will focus on how to meet the demands of rapidly growing light-rail systems and the infrastructure renewal needs of older systems.

The committee is seeking abstracts on such topics as streetcar circulators and the “new urbanism”; light rail as a tool to improve ridership; controlling capital costs through design and delivery innovations; traffic engineering issues: improved LRT performance; energy, environment and transit; infrastructure maintenance, renewal and refurbishment; and the next-generation vehicle.

For more information, visit www.trb.org/conferences/2009/LRT. Abstracts must be submitted by May 9.





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