Thursday, October 22, 2015

Preview: Winter 2016 Issue

In Transition magazine returns in early 2016 with an issue dedicated to freight. Here’s a look at some of the top stories that will appear in our next edition:

E-commerce and its Impacts: Amazon is expanding and more retailers are seeing customers choose online shopping over brick and mortar storefronts. How is this e-commerce boom impacting freight systems and land use and is it more efficient?

Uber for Trucks: It’s not exactly Uber, but companies like Transfix and Cargomatic are working to connect local shippers with area truck drivers in an effort to improve efficiency, including reducing hauling of empty loads.

Self-driving Truck Convoys: Auto manufacturers are already testing the possibility of fully-automated truck convoys on highways. We’ll take a look at the challenges of implementing these convoys and what this new technology means for the freight industry.

Brownfield Reuse for Freight: Fifteen years ago the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Institute of Technology conducted a study of freight reuse of brownfields in and around the NY-NJ Port. We’re revisiting those sites to offer an update on the successes and challenges of reusing contaminated sites.

Do you have any thoughts on freight or other transportation-related topics? We'd love to hear from you and feature your letters to the editor in our "Pen Station" section. Submit letters to Please include a daytime phone number for verification purposes.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Editor and Next Issue (Winter 2016) announced

InTransition magazine is... in transition. We are pleased to announce that Melissa Hayes is taking over as the magazine's editor in October.  She comes to the magazine as a distinguished journalist and writer with years of experience reporting at major New Jersey newspapers. She'll take over preparation of the Winter 2016 issue with articles centered around freight and goods movement.  Stay tuned for more details here.  Oh yeah, our on-line subscription system has been updated too so you can now easily request a complimentary subscription or manage your subscription.  Go to Give us your ideas and feedback! You can email Melissa at

Monday, April 20, 2015

Preview: Spring 2015 Issue

InTransition returns in May with an issue focused on technology and transportation. Here’s a look at a few of the issue’s top stories:

Ride-Hailing in the Suburbs: Apps like Uber and Lyft have experienced great success in America’s cities, but can they thrive in areas with lower population densities?

Drones and Transportation: Across the nation, unmanned aerial vehicles are being tested for transportation purposes ranging from traffic analysis to emergency response.

Mobile Pavement Scanning: Once handled by slow-moving crews on the road shoulders, new vehicle-mounted tools allow engineers to scan at highway speeds.

Center for National Response: A former interstate tunnel in West Virginia has been converted into a training ground where emergency responders can practice their responses to incidents like underground crashes, subway terror attacks and hazmat spills.

This is only a sample of the content you’ll find in the issue. To sign up for a free print subscription (readers in the U.S. and Canada only) or update your mailing address, fill out the electronic form at or email your contact information to