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Sustainability in Transportation and Transit Systems

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Transportation and transit systems make significant difference to the public and provide positive contribution towards the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the communities they serve. They exist to provide social and economic connections, and people quickly take up the opportunities ...

Transportation and transit systems make significant difference to the public and provide positive contribution towards the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the communities they serve. They exist to provide social and economic connections, and people quickly take up the opportunities offered by increased mobility. Broad spectra of transport technologies and advancements have been devised by our predecessors and have enhanced the quality of everyday life.

This Research Topic will further promote and encourage research, development and innovation in improving sustainability in transportation and transit systems. It will be aligned with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, especially:
- Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
- Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable;
- Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns;
- Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The Topic involves a wide coverage of timely issues on technologies and innovations focusing on broad aspects of sustainability in order to address global grand challenges and UN’s sustainable development goals with great social and economic importance. It provides an insight on advanced methods and concepts for the design, operations, construction and development towards sustainability of assets, infrastructures, as well as interdependent and interconnected transportation systems.


Keywords: Sustainability, Environment, Life Cycle Assessment, Social Impacts, Transportation and Transit Systems


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