The 7th International Conference on

Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE 2019)

11-13 October, 2019 | Beijing, China


Call for papers for a Special Session of the 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics (TSTE), 11-13 October 2019, Beijing, China


Title of the Special Session:

New Governance Model and Strategy in Urban Transportation



Anthony May

Simon Shepherd

Erik Verhoef

Meng Xu



Leeds University

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Beijing Jiaotong University


Lack of coordinated governance in traffic system leads to insufficient and inefficient supply of transportation facilities and services for megacities around the world. The continuous urban expansion with consequent creation of megacities and city belts involves the need to have more efficient governance structures to maintain technologically, financially and environmentally sustainable transportation systems. Therefore, the new governance model and strategy for regional and urban transports to improve sustainable transport systems becomes increasingly important in developing, as well as in developed countries. Many studies are focused on the analysis of urban sprawl in its physical aspect and a low degree of local mixed land use in its functional aspect. However, there is not an organized work to investigate and describe the best practices and comparative analysis of different patterns of governance to mitigate or prevent the problems related to the cities grow and inefficient model of transport governance. The scopes and topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  1. Transportation governance structures and characteristics at the megacity levels

  2. Governance for new technology in urban transport sector

  3. Governance for sustainable financial performance in urban transport sector

  4. Governance for smart transport

  5. Governance innovations for sharing transport and sustainable urban travel

  6. New policy issues to support a sustainable governance in urban transport sector

  7. Case studies for governance of high speed railway, highway, commuting rail transit system and other transportation modes


Submitted papers through strict review process will be recommended to and published in the Special Issue of SCI/SSCI journals.


Session organizers:


Anthomy May

Professor, Leeds University, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Director of the Institute for Transport Studies

Email: A.D.May@its.leeds.ac.uk


Simon Shepherd

Professor in Transport Modelling and Policy Design, Director of Research and Innovation

Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Email: S.P.Shepherd@its.leeds.ac.uk 


Erik Verhoef

Co-EIC of Economics of Transportation, Head of Department of Spatial Economics at VU Amsterdam, and research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute

Email: e.t.verhoef@vu.nl


Meng Xu

Professor of Transportation,Beijing Jiaotong University

Email: mengxu@bjtu.edu.cn

Contact Information:

Authors can get contact with the special session using the following emails:


Important Dates:

Extended abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2019

Full paper submission deadline: 31 August 2019

Final decision notification deadline: 10 September 2019

Important Dates
  • 15  March, 2019  Extended abstract submission opens
  • 31  May, 2019 Deadline for extended abstract submission
  • 15  June, 2019 Acceptance notification of extended abstract
  • 31  August, 2019 Deadline for full paper submission
  • 5  September, 2019 Formal review process for Special Issue and Best Papers to be published

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