TR News 299: Why Public Health and Transportation: Setting the Stage


The feature article in the September-October 2015 edition of the TR News examines the impacts of transportation on public health in terms of safety, air quality, physical activity, equitable access to opportunities, and noise. The article also explores potential societal benefits of focusing on public health when investing in active transportation options like walking, biking, and public transit.

The TR News is TRB’s bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items of interest to the transportation community, research pays off articles that profile of transportation professionals, workshop and conference announcements, new book notices, and news of TRB activities. Submissions of manuscripts for possible publication are accepted at any time.

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