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The Introduction of the Special Issue

Sustainability is a key topic today in academic and practitioner circles; however, its meaning is different depending on the subject at hand. Within a modern transportation context, sustainability refers to social, environmental, and climate impacts. Sustainable transport systems make a positive contribution to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the communities they serve. Transport systems exist to provide social and economic connections, and people quickly use the opportunities offered by increased mobility, with poor households benefiting greatly from low carbon transport options. The advantages of increased mobility need to be weighed against the environmental, social and economic costs that transport systems pose.

Transport systems have significant impacts on the environment, accounting for between 20% and 25% of world energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The majority of the emissions, almost 97%, come from direct burning of fossil fuels. Greenhouse gas emissions from transport are increasing at a faster rate than any other energy using sector. Road transport is also a major contributor to local air pollution and smog.

 

The Research Scope of the Special Issue

· Sustainability

· Climate Change

· Hypermobility

· Social Impacts

· Smart Cities

· Green Transport

· Energy Efficiency

 

Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Modern Transportation submission system: http://ojs.usp-pl.com/index.php/MT

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.

 

Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: September , 2019

 

The Lead Guest Editor

Bryan Christiansen

Bryan Christiansen is the Chief Executive Officer of Tactical Systems, LLC in Indiana, USA. A former business lecturer at universities in Russia, Turkey, and the USA, he has traveled to 41 countries where he has conducted international business since 1985 in multiple languages and various industries with Global 500 firms and smaller. Christiansen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing at the University of the State of New York in 1996 and his MBA degree at Capella University in 2003. The author of 29 Scopus-indexed Reference books on business, cultural studies, economics, and psychology, he is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish. Christiansen is currently working with a Russian theoretical mathematician on a new economic model for developing nations.