AAG Transportation Geography Specialty Group

The mission of the Transportation Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers is to encourage and facilitate interactions among individuals who are interested in research, practice, and education of transportation-related topics.

All members of the AAG with an interest in transportation and transportation-related issues are encouraged to join the Transportation Geography Specialty Group. Dues are $7 in addition to the normal AAG dues. Students pay less! Further information and forms are available on the AAG home page and the AAG Knowledge Community.

2018 AAG Annual Meeting: New Orleans, LA

The Transportation Geography Specialty Group sponsored or co-sponsored 39 sessions at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, April 9-15, 2018. The group's business meeting was held on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Tim Schwanen, Irene Casas
The 2018 Edward L. Ullman Award was given to Tim Schwanen, University of Oxford.
Taylor Oshan, Irene Casas
The 2018 TGSG Ph.D. Dissertation Award was given to Taylor Oshan for A New Era of Spatial Interaction: Potential and Pitfalls, supervised by A. Stewart Fotheringham, Arizona State University.
Yuqin Jiang, Irene Casas
The 2018 TGSG Master's Thesis Award was given to Yuqin Jiang for Urban Accessibility Measurement and Visualization: A Big Data Approach, supervised by Diansheng Guo, University of South Carolina.
Maryam Khabazi, Irene Casas, Jessica Villena
The 2018 TGSG Student Travel Awards were given to Jessica Villena Sanchez, The University of Denver, and Maryam Khabazi, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Past meetings and award winners...

The Journal of Transport Geography

The Journal of Transport Geography is a leading interdisciplinary journal focusing on the geographical dimensions of transport, travel and mobility. It is international in its outlook, and welcomes both conceptual papers and theoretically-informed, empirically-oriented contributions on the movement of people, goods and/or information by any mode and at every geographical scale.

Articles and viewpoints for the Journal of Transport Geography may be submitted through the Elsevier Website.

TGSG Officers


Irene Casas - Louisiana Tech University


Bradley Lane - University of Kansas

Board Members

Scott Kelley - University of Nevada, Reno
Kevin Kane - University of California, Irvine
Isabelle Nilsson - University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Yujie Hu - University of South Florida

Student Board Members

Sylvia Brady - University of Denver
Nastaran Pourebrahim - University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Nastaran Pourebrahim - University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Michael Minn - Farmingdale State College