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Online transportation journals

Aviation | Bicycling | Energy | Engineering | Environment | Freight/logistics | ITS | Investment/planning | Law and law enforcement | Multi-disciplinary research | Pavements | Policy | Rail | Roads and Highways | Safety | Transit

Many transportation information publishers offer their journals online, in either full-text or partial text format. Below are some of the major national and regional publications, grouped by transportation topic.


FAA Safety Briefing
Published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this publication focuses on aviation safety.

General Aviation News
Provides news, opinion pieces, press releases and consumer feedback on a wide variety of aviation topics.


Published by the National Center for Bicycling and Walking.


E2 Energy Efficiency Newsletter
Published by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, this newsletter details the many projects and activities of the Center as well as focusing on energy efficiency and related issues.

Petroleum Marketing Monthly
Published by the Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, this monthly publication provides volume statistics on crude oil and petroleum products at a national, regional and state level.

Petroleum Supply Monthly
Provides statistics on the supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports and exports, movements and inventories.


The Bridge
The Bridge, the quarterly journal of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), addresses issues of engineering and technology policy and provides information for NAE members.

Civil Engineering
The official publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), published monthly. Their online site contains one full-text feature story per issue, and table of contents listings.

ITE Journal
ITE Journal is published monthly by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. The Journal is written by and for transportation engineers, transportation planners and others responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on our surface transportation systems.

Public Works
Contains headlines of major news items related to engineering, construction and maintenance, including items associated with traffic engineering.

Transport Futures Newsletter
Published as an initiative of the Centre for Transport Strategy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Their mission is to promote discussion and debate and provide a strategic scanning service, which gathers and analyzes developments, trends and emerging issues and provides insights into transport in the future.

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CTE News and Notes
(Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University). A quarterly newsletter, published by CTE's technology transfer program, provides updates of Center activities and other significant happenings in the area of transportation and the environment. (Please scroll half-way down this page to find this publication)

Land Lines
Published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The newsletter reports on the Institute's current research, publications and educational programs, while offering readers different points of view on a variety of land use and taxation topics of interest in the United States and internationally.

Sustainable Transportation Monitor
Published by Canada's Centre for Sustainable Transportation, this publication is devoted to providing reliable information and filling knowledge gaps through research, education of stakeholders and offers strategic policy advice in selected areas related to transportation and environmental interaction.

World Transport Policy and Practice
This journal is published quarterly and is dedicated to presenting strong academic research with a focus on planning transportation systems and economic objectives.

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Bulk Transporter
Contains many full text articles in a browsable archive related to the transport of freight.

Transport Topics
Weekly dedicated to the trucking industry, this publication provides access to many news articles upon free registration.

Waterways Journal
News weekly dedicated to water transportation. A weekly news summary is provided without cost.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

ITS America News
The monthly newsletter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America

ITS International
A leading publication about advanced technology for mobility and transport, published in Kent, United Kingdom.

Metropolitan Transportation Management & Operations: ITS
Publication of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) serving the needs and interests of metropolitan planning organizations throughout the United States by providing news and practices regarding implementation of management and operations of the metropolitan transportation system.


Innovation Briefs
Published by the Urban Mobility Corporation (Potomac, MD), the Briefs' critical commentaries and incisive analysis of current events keep transportation and other interested professionals in touch with events, trends and ideas in the transportation world.

Planning newsletter
Published by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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Law and law enforcement

Legal Research Digests - Transportation Research Board (TRB)
The Transportation Research Board publishes legal research and findings on a variety of transportation-related topics

Police and Security News
Contains the latest information, products, services, and developments affecting law enforcement in the United States

Transportation Law Journal
Published by the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, this periodical addresses both domestic and international developments of legal, regulatory, economic and political interest in all modes of transportation, especially pipelines, freight forwarders, brokers, and air, motor, rail and water carriage. Only subscription information to the print journal is available online.

Multi-disciplinary research

Journal of Transport and Land Use
The Journal of Transport and Land Use is an open-access, full-text, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original interdisciplinary papers on the interaction of transport and land use. Disciplines covered in the journal include engineering, planning, modeling, behavior, economics, geography, regional science, sociology, architecture and design, network science, and complex systems. The journal is published by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota and is international in scope.

Journal of Transportation and Statistics
The Journal of Transportation and Statistics (JTS) is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The journal serves the transportation community by increasing the understanding of the role of transportation in society, its function in the economy, and its interactions with the environment.

The newsletter for the Center for Microcomputers in Transportation, located at the University of Florida.

Texas Transportation Researcher
A publication of the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A & M University. The Researcher is a leading journal in the transportation community covering all modes of transportation.

TR News
The Transportation Research Board's bimonthly magazine features timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation

Transportation Research Board (TRB) serial publications
TRB publishes many different reports that are released on a continual basis. These reports are peer-reviewed and cover a broad range of transportation topics.

TDA Newsletter
Newsletter published by the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) containing many articles about transportation policy, planning and investment in Wisconsin. Other transportation topics covered include environment, rail and safety.

TRB E-Newsletter
The E-Newsletter provides a mechanism to facilitate the exchange of research results and other information among transportation professionals. It regularly covers transportation research developments in the United States and abroad.

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Asphalt magazine
Produced by the Asphalt Institute in Lexington, KY. Full-text articles on asphalt properties, activities and success stories are featured.

Pavement Preservation Journal
The only trade magazine in the United States that focuses exclusively on pavement preservation principles and practice.


AASHTO Journal
Published by the American Association for State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the journal provides current information regarding transportation issues as they relate in the national legislative arena.

The Surface Transportation Policy Project's (STPP) bimonthly newsletter that discusses a variety of transportation and community issues.

Public Roads
Public Roads is the bimonthly magazine of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) which concentrates on developments in federal highway policies, programs, and research and technology.


Railway Age
Highlights and late breaking news in the rail industry.

Roads and Highways

Better Roads
This journal offers many full-text articles relating to highway construction, maintenance, pavements and bridges.

Produced by the Transportation Information Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Crossroads offers full-text documents about information on roads and bridges to local officials.

Published monthly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Focus has expanded its scope and is now covering the implementation of innovative technologies in all areas of infrastructure. This includes bridge technology, pavement technology, asset management, program administration, winter maintenance, and work zone safety.

Highway Information Quarterly
Published by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Highway Policy Information.

Published by the Federal Highway Administration Highways for LIFE program, the Innovator advances implementation of innovative technologies and processes in the highway industry. Its audience is transportation professionals in highway agencies, trade and research groups, academia and the private sector, and the driving public.

Land Line Magazine
The official publication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).It is written by and for professional truckers operating trucks and semi-trailers in for-hire transportation of exempt and regulated commodities.

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Publications
A wide variety of publications produced by this program within the Transportation Research Board.

Roads and Bridges
Contains full-text articles covering the transportation construction industry. Their mission is to help their readers, associations and companies remain competitive through the use of latest technologies. Their site contains full-text articles, of both current issues and a searchable archive of past issues.

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Highway Safety Directions
Newsletter of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center.

Status Report
Newsletter published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute with availability in full-text .pdf format, including past issues.

Traffic Safety Fact Sheets
Published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Traffic (NHTSA).

Traffic Safety Reporter
Published by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. This publication covers many of the pertinent issues associated with transportation safety.

UMTRI Research Review
Publication of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute devoted to transportation safety research. Availability is in full-text .pdf format.


Bus Ride
Publication targeted to the bus, transit and motor coach industries. Full-text stories are featured on their site.

Community Transportation
A bi-monthly publication that examines public and community transportation. Topics covered include technical assistance, model programs and federal and congressional updates with a mission of telling stories about the business of moving people, and of improving the quality of life of thousands of Americans. Their site provides a mixture of both full-text and abstracts of articles.

Journal of Public Transportation
A quarterly, international scholarly journal containing original research and case studies associated with various forms of public transportation and related transportation and policy issues. Topics are approached from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, engineering, planning, and others, and include policy, methodological, technological, and financial aspects. Emphasis is placed on the identification of innovative solutions to transportation. Published at the National Center for Transit Research located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. Abstracts of articles are provided.

Mass Transit magazine
Summaries and some full-text articles are provided. This publication focuses on management of mass transit transportation systems.

Metro magazine
Includes breaking news and story summaries for the bus, transit, rail and motorcoach industries.

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Publications
A variety of transit-related topics are examined in these peer-reviewed journals published by the Transportation Research Board.

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