Means of transport has been the engine of human activity since the beginning of recorded history. Modern transportation is one of the bases to social connectivity and development of economies of scale. The Transportation Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Transportation scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Technological, material and engineering advances continually affect the means by which transport is applied and have an effect on areas that include employment, quality of life, the environment and land use. Applications such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), international high-speed rail mega projects and the design of sea, air and rail terminals that connect both passenger and freight to hinterland locations are but a few of the adaptations facing modern transportation. SSRN offers an extensive reservoir of scholarly material in the full range of modern transportation design, implementation and theory.