TRB Committee on Transportation and Public Health AME70

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Paper submissions now open! 

Please add ‘transportation and public health’ as a keyword to your papers since TRB no longer allows entrance of the official committee code when submitting papers.

For more information on this call for papers, contact:

David Ederer (Paper Review Coordinator), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, xhj2"at"

Ipek Nese Sener (Chair), Texas A&M Transportation Institute, i-sener"at"

Papers (7,500 words or less—including the abstract, text, references, figures, and tables) must be electronically submitted to TRB no later than August 1, 2024. Note that full papers are required for all submissions for the TRB 2025 Annual Meeting. Papers may be submitted for publication only, presentation only, or for both presentation and publication.

Please review the updated guidelines for information on paper format requirements and paper templates. Accepted papers or research summaries will be made available to meeting attendees (more information about summaries will be provided at acceptance).

Two different calls:

1) Expanding our Knowledge of Transportation and Health (PDF version)

2) Transportation and Mental Health (PDF version)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Transportation and Public Health (AME70) seeks papers expanding our understanding and evaluation of transportation and public health. In 2024, TRB identified “Advancing Public Health” as a Critical Issue in Transportation.

We welcome papers focusing on mental health and transportation. We are particularly interested in the examination of transportation as a barrier and contributor to mental health.

Research questions of interest to this call may include, but are not limited to:

Seeking Ambassadors: Communications Guide

We are recruiting ambassadors to share a ready-made PowerPoint (link) of key findings from the NCHRP Guidebook for Communications between Transportation and Public Health Communities (Guide). You do not have to be an expert on the Guide to share it. We would appreciate you letting people know it’s out there! An upcoming speaking engagement, staff meeting, or gathering of a working group or task force that you participate in provide excellent opportunities to share the Guide. Please adapt it for your audience and time available. Contact us with questions and we would love to hear your thoughts on the Guide and how you are putting it into practice:  

About the Committee

AME70, the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Public Health, creates a space for engineers, health professionals, planners, epidemiologists, economists, advocates, elected officials, and academics to expand knowledge about the positive and negative health impacts of transportation policies, procedures, and actions. 

The committee's scope includes equity and an array of social and environmental determinants of health.

Mission, Scope, Objectives and Topics

Get Involved in AME70

There are many ways to get involved with the Committee through activities scoped to accommodate the time and effort you can contribute. 

We are a group of volunteers; the projects we undertake and accomplish reflect the work of our friends and members. You do not have to be a member to contribute or stay connected.

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AME70 Social Media

Some Resources of Interest

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has made some policy statements on transport and health. See them here:

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has some "quick bites" on transport and health that can be found here:

Share a ready-made PPT with colleagues (link)

Please join us at the Annual Meeting :

Transportation and Public Health Committee Meeting

Event Date and Time: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Agenda of meeting

Lectern session: Collaborations During COVID-19: Did We Learn Anything That Will Stick?

Event Number: 1362

Event Date and Time: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 8:00AM - 9:30AM

Lectern session (co-sponsored): Toward a Fair Transport Research Agenda for a Time of Recovery

Monday, January 10 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM ET

Convention Center, 144

Poster session: Innovations in Health-Related Transportation Research

Monday, January 10 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM ET

Convention Center, Hall A

Poster session: Expanding Our COVID-19 Knowledge Base

Monday, January 10 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM ET

Convention Center, Hall A

Poster session (co-sponsored): TRB Minority Student Fellows Research Presentations

Tuesday, January 11 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM ET

Convention Center, Hall A

Workshop: Do You Count If You Are Not Counted?: An Exploration of Systematic Bias in Crash Data Systems

Thursday, January 13 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET

Convention Center, Salon C

PAST (2019): Conference on Health and Active Transportation

Link to proceedings of the CHAT conference


TRB’s over 200  standing committees are communities of individuals who share an interest and expertise in transportation. AME70 is about Health—Public Health and Population Health. Committee membership is limited to 25 core members who lead the activities of a community of friends and volunteers. 

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Current Activities

Triennial strategic plan \ paper reviews \ content for our listserv and social media \ workshop planning \ research dissemination \ case studies of health and transportation programs, policies, and practices 

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Note: For reference, one may access the old Health and Transportation Subcommittee website or the TRB Task Force on Arterials and Public Health website Both old sites were built in Google's "classic sites", which will be archived and removed in September 2021 because Google no longer supports them.