In the run up to the TRANSED 2018, November 2017 saw a “Cooperation Forum on Accessibility and Prosperity in Cities” visiting different Taiwanese cities taking the message of Mobility For All and enlisting the support of the City Administrators for the Conference. Here is a small video from the visit:

Upcoming TRANSED 2018

The 15th TRANSED Conference will be hosted by Eden Social Welfare Foundation, Taiwan during 2018 and has been scheduled during 12-15 Nov 2018.  Please note the deadline for abstract submission is 30 April 2018 (Extended to 30 June 2018). For more information on TRANSED2018 , details of critical dates & scholarships information or for updates please follow or click on the image below:

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Permanent Secretariat

Svayam hosts the permanent secretariat of TRANSED Conferences under the aegis of ABE(60) committee of Transport Research Board of National Academics, USA.  For details please visit TRANSED Secretariat website below:

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Background of TRANSED Conferences

Founded in the 1970’s by Professor Norman Ashford (University of Loughborough) and Professor William Bell (University of Florida), the International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled People has been held twelve times in ten countries. From its roots as a small, specialized meeting among a handful of researchers, the conference today attracts between 200 and 600 delegates from up to 40 nations on six continents. Conference proceedings are a standard reference for researchers, planners and operators alike, and are referenced in the TRB Transport Research Information System TRIS. Professionals and consumers throughout the world recognize the TRANSED series conferences as the key forum for scientific and philosophical advances in the pursuit of mobility and access for elderly and disabled people.

Objective of the Conferences

From the outset, the TRANSED series of conferences have been held primarily to serve the needs of transport professionals; including researchers, policy makers, planners, administrators and operators.

The main objectives of the conference remained the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and experience for the development of transport services and systems that meet the needs of people who have mobility impairments. With participation of persons with disabilities, Self Help groups, researchers, professionals,  educational institutions, NGOs, DPOs, architects, planners, town planners, transport professionals; engineers and other stakeholders in form of abstracts from over 42 nations made it a very successful conference.

TRANSED 2012 Conference, Delhi

Svayam in association with Ministry of Transport, Govt. of Delhi, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India & supported by Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India,  hosted the 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons (TRANSED 2012) during 17-21 September 2012 in New Delhi, India. The theme of the conference was “Seamless access for all: Universal Design in Transport systems and built infrastructure, a key element in the creation of livable cities.” For Proceedings, papers presented please visit: Conference Schedule.  For full report on conference, various awards etc. please visit What’s new Section on Conference Website or click below.

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TRANSED 2015, Portugal, Lisbon

The 14th TRANSED Conference was held at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal during 28-31 July 2015 and was hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)‚ a prestigious school of Engineering, Science and Technology of the Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon Technical University). Conference Website: active now)