Transatlantic Transport Research: Strategy and Scope

  • William R Black Department of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Peter Nijkamp Department of Spatial Economics, Faculty of Economics, Free University Amsterdam
  • Aura Reggiani Department of Economics, Faculty of Statistics, University of Bologna


The field of transportation research is in full motion. The need to address sustainability aspects of transportation prompts both intriguing policy questions and fascinating research challenges. On both sides of the Atlantic a great variety of research strategies and projects have been developed to cope with relevant research questions. The STELLA Transatlantic network aims to focus the attention on these issues with a view to the exchange of information, the execution of comparative research and the establishment of relevant network activities in order to design a future research agenda. The paper introduces the nature of these research questions from a transatlantic perspective and presents the contours of a realistic policy research agenda for transportation in a sustainability context.

How to Cite
BLACK, William R; NIJKAMP, Peter; REGGIANI, Aura. Transatlantic Transport Research. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, jan. 2006. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 jan. 2021. doi: