Calls for Papers

AP075 has one call for papers for the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting. Submissions are due by August 1, 2021 and can be submitted via

Research Advancing Light Rail Development and Performance

For complete details on the call, please see this pdf.

The Committee is particularly interested in papers devoted to the following topics:

  • Understanding the Drivers of High Light Rail Ridership

  • Transportation, Livability, and Economic Development in a Changing World

  • Understanding and Improving Safety Performance

  • Comparative Capital Costs and Value

  • How Light Rail Investments Affected Overall Transit Performance

  • Light Rail and Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI)

  • Light Rail in Shared Rights of Way with Heavy Rail

  • Grass Tracks

  • Energy Efficiency and Light Rail

  • State of Good Repair and Light Rail