TRC Profile

Transportation Research Congress (TRC) is an international conference initiated by well-recognized experts and scholars from both industries and academia across countries. The first TRC was jointly hosted by the Research Institute of Highway of the Ministry of Transportation (RIOH of MOT), Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Southeast University, Chang’an University, University of Science and Technology Beijing,  Chongqing University, and many other institutions in 2016. The goal of TRC is to provide an international conference platform for colleges and universities, research institutions, enterprises, governments and industry associations to incubate, lead, demonstrate and implement innovations, and thus finally make the congress a think tank for innovations in transportation.

The 2017 TRC will have a plenary session in the morning of the first day and be followed by a number of parallel podium sessions, theme forums, poster sessions, and exhibitions focusing on new advances in transportation infrastructure and systems. 

2nd Transportation Research Congress (TRC)

Following the success of its inaugural debut, the 2nd Transportation Research Congress (TRC) will be held on May 23 – 25, 2017 at the Beijing Conference Center in Beijing China. Sanctioned by the China Ministry of Transportation, the 2nd TRC will be hosted by the China Research Institute of Highway (RIOH) and co-sponsored by the China Waterborne Transport Research Institute (CWTRI), China Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS), and multiple universities in China and worldwide. The theme of the 2nd TRC will be focused on “Next Generation” Transportation Technologies including those on highways, railways, bridges, waterways, airways aviation, rails and urban transportation.

The 2017 TRC , May 23-25, 2017, Beijing, China, Beijing Convention Center

Transportation Planning and Operations

Cross-cutting Issues and Emerging Technologies




Transportation Policy and Planning

Traffic Flow Theory

Infrastructure Investment and Management

Transportation and Infrastructure Resilience

Transportation Infrastructure and Materials


Pavement, Bridge, Tunnel 

Subgrade and Geotechnics

Electric, Connected, and Autonomous Vehicles

Sustainable, Smart and Resilient Transportation

Intersection Control and Operation

Paper submission:

Dates and Venue

Conference date: May 23 – 25, 2017

Venue:     Beijing Conference Center

Address: 88 Laiguangying West Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100101

Scientific Papers:

The official language of the conference is English. The conference will receive abstracts for presentations through the conference website at (or through email to Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for publications through ASCE special technical publications (EI Indexed), and multiple high quality academic journals (SCI and/or EI indexed).

Deadline for abstracts:     February 28, 2017

2016 TRC Highlights

2016 TRC Summary Report

2016 Event