Kumares Sinha Selected as Editor’s Choice by ASCE Journal
CCAT Researcher, Dr. Kumares Sinha, was recently selected as the Editor’s Choice by the ASCE Journal of Transportation Systems.
With rapid ongoing developments in vehicle automation and connectivity, and their sibling technologies of electric propulsion and shared mobility, highway transportation practitioners and researchers continue to disseminate their findings in outlets including journals in order to facilitate learning and information sharing. A paper from a CCAT consortium member at Purdue University advocates for increased visibility of emerging transport technologies research in one of the oldest journals in civil engineering. Professor Kumares C. Sinha, Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, published an article titled “Reflections on the History of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering” in the Journal of Transportation Engineering (JTE) where he not only looked back into the past to highlight key watermarks in the evolution of the journal over the past ten decades or more but also identified future directions.
In the paper, Professor Sinha argues that serious consideration should be given to the addition of another part to the journal that will focus on emerging technologies, covering connected and autonomous transportation and other related initiatives such as electrification and shared mobility. He recognizes that massive technological innovations are taking place that will dramatically transform the way we live, work, shop, and entertain. He anticipates the transition may last for several decades during which civil engineers will play key roles in research involving the analysis, testing, and deployment of these new technologies. He advocates for a new and separate part of the journal that will focus on the civil engineering aspects of connected and autonomous transportation and related technologies, stating that this will allow the journal to expand its author base, readership, and visibility in these rapidly developing areas.