This is the online home of the Transportation Research Board’s City Transportation Issues Coordinating Council.
Cities face unique challenges in transportation. Cities are the centers of metropolitan areas, which are globally home to over 50 percent of the world’s population and where over 80 percent of the U.S. population lives and works today. Over two-thirds of the U.S.’s GDP is generated in its largest 100 metropolitan areas alone. The transportation issues in the largest cities are at a scale that calls for different solutions – new technologies, new thinking on how to move people and freight, and planning for major events. Cities are also vital to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Most large central cities are energy efficient by design, and local governments around the world are working to make our communities more sustainable and energy efficient.
This coordinating council brings together practitioners and researchers, and provides a forum for exchange on these unique challenges and opportunities. We seek to encourage and guide research on city topics within the Transportation Research Board and the broader transportation research community.
Council Chair: Stephanie Dock
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The City Transportation Issues Coordinating Council was created in 2020 out of the former Transportation Issues in Major Cities Committee (ABE30).