Publisher of the most cited open-access journals in their fields.
The mission of Transportation and Transit Systems is to provide an open and fair platform for dissemination and active discussion of the most important advances in the fundamental and applied science of the key transportation and transit systems, which lead to the built environment, and the societal and industrial infrastructure of the modern world.Read More
Transportation and Transit Systems have become one of the most critical catalysts for urban, regional and country developments. Economic growth and regeneration from transportation and transit developments is tremendous but this is apparently evidenced over a long term, not a shorter one. Clear evidences of excellence are the development of high speed rails in Japan, Europe and China, underground systems in London, freight rails in Australia, the Route 66 road system in America, bus transits in Toronto, international airports, canal and port networks, and many more.
The mission of Transportation and Transit Systems is to provide an open and fair platform for dissemination and active discussion of the most important advances in the fundamental and applied science of the key transportation and transit systems, which lead to the built environment, and the societal and industrial infrastructure of the modern world.
Integration of transportation and transit systems into real-world urban infrastructure systems requires extensive and genuine collaboration between scientists, engineers, policy-makers, politicians and society. We aim to provide an interface among the engineering, scientific and general communities to foster applied research contributions from the critical steps of transportation sciences to the first steps of engineering and the adoption of engineered systems to meet the needs of individuals, societies, regions, industries and countries. We encourage submissions on a wide range of research and development topics, demonstrating novel theoretical, investigative and experimental advances that aim to enhance the next levels of scientific rigor and technological insight applicable to researchers, practitioners, together with policy- and decision-makers in the field of transportation and transit systems.
We aim to play a leading role in generating a fundamental momentum of thinking in this field, enabling decision-making processes to be based on a firm scientific foundation through the availability of cutting-edge research outcomes with direct links to application and societal impact.
Our topics include:
Original and novel research and development in transportation and transit systems including but not limited to performance, safety, reliability, environmental impact and mitigation, public policy, mobility, connectivity and economics.
Translation of engineering sciences to industrial practice, quality standards, and safety needs by addressing systems thinking, functionality, risk, reliability and life cycle.
Integration of transportation and transit systems, in urban and regional systems which require high robustness, resilience, low-carbon impact, and the harmony of co-existing transport modes such as railway, road, aviation, marine, and pipeline.
Adoption of new materials, smart components, intelligent systems and advanced technologies for novel applications in transportation and transit systems, such as smart infrastructure, infrastructure-infrastructure communication, infrastructure-vehicle communication, etc.
Special topics and trends on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, road, rail, and urban transportation; we plan another category, such as “short papers” or “notes”, as well as full papers.
We welcome critical opinions on transportation and transit policies and news as well as videos with proven demonstrations of successful system integration or – equally important – failures. We encourage non-academic contributions from industry and research organizations. We also encourage research consortia to submit mission statements of newly granted projects and to discuss the potential impact of their research work in transportation and transit systems.
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Transportation and Transit Systems welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Transportation and Transit Systems, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Transportation and Transit Systems will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Environmental Science, Built Environment and Mechanical Engineering.