Monday, August 21, 2006

TxDOT Seeking Submissions for Transportation Publication

TxDOT has a new quarterly magazine and its first publication is now available online. The quarterly called Horizon is seeking manuscripts, preferably original, (i.e.,articles, commentary, and book reviews) which are timely in scope and relevant to transportation.

If you know of someone with credentials/background in transportation or finance who is in a position to offer an authoritative perspective that challenges TxDOT's PR blitz please forward this information to them.

Alice M., Citizens for a Better Waller County


Horizon, a quarterly policy publication, examines topics across all modes of transportation, reflecting the concerns of policymakers and leaders in government, industry and the general public. It provides analysis and commentary from transportation experts.

Summer 2006: The Future of Transportation Finance (ftp://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/gbe/horizon/horizon_summer2006.pdf) [pdf, 42 pages, 2.25 mb]

A Quiet Crisis in Transportation Finance: Options for Texas by Martin Wachs, Ph.D., RAND Corporation. Discusses transportation financing choices facing state and local governments.

The Return of Private Toll Roads by Robert Poole and Peter Samuel, Reason Foundation. Outlines the history and significance of tolling.

Mobility: All Roads Lead to Texas by Joseph Giglio, Ph.D., Hudson Institute. Emphasizes the need for innovative funding strategies for mobility projects.

Thinking about the Future of the Highway Program by Kenneth Orski, Editor, Innovation Briefs. A commentary challenging us to engage in the important transportation funding conversation.

Coming Fall 2006: Innovations in Project Delivery

To subscribe to Horizon
http://www.dot.state.tx.us/services/government_and_business_enterprises/horizon/sub_form.htm

Fall 2006 Issue Theme: Innovations in Project Delivery
Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2006 to John Sabala at TxDOTHorizonEditor@dot.state.tx.us • (512) 416-2386.

Submission Guidelines for authors Horizon is a journal of the Texas Department of Transportation, Government and Business Enterprises Division. It provides innovative and trend-setting articles about transportation policies in Texas and throughout the world. Research findings and policy issues are presented in accessible language to allow for discussion among policy-makers, professionals, and citizens.

The journal seeks manuscripts, preferably original, (i.e., articles, commentary, and book reviews) which are timely in scope and relevant to transportation.

1. Submit manuscripts by email in MS Word format to the Editor at: TxDOTHorizonEditor@dot.state.tx.us

2. Acceptance of manuscripts for publication is subject to approval by the editorial staff.

3. The author must inform the editor if the article has appeared in, or was submitted to, any other publications. The author must provide written approval from the publication in which his article appears. If the article was presented as a paper at a seminar or other event, please state the location, time, and event.

4. Sales presentations for organizations, promoting a particular product or service, are not suitable for publication.

5. The text of manuscripts is to be double-spaced and 12-point type. Articles are limited to a maximum length of 2000 words (approximately 5-6 pages); commentary and book reviews are limited to a maximum of 1000 words.

6. The manuscript should have a title page which includes the names, affiliations, addresses (mailing and email) and phone numbers of all authors. Brief biographical sketches for all authors should be included with the manuscript.

7. Include an abstract that briefly describes the contents, procedures, and results of the manuscript and does not exceed 100 words.

8. Endnotes are to be used rather than footnotes and placed at the end of the manuscript. Footnotes may be occasionally used within the document for clarification purposes, but not for citing references.

9. The Modern Language Association Style (MLA) is to be used for endnotes and references. At the end of the manuscript, complete references are listed alphabetically (not by number) by author surname, government agency, or association name.

10. Photo/Art Guidelines.
• If you provide photos, please include caption, photographer’s credit, and written permission from the photographer for each image.
• If sending compressed files, please send as a self-extracting file (SEA).
• All photos must be scanned or saved at 300 dpi or greater and sent separately from the document. Please send photos in high resolution: JPG, TIFF or GIF file formats.

George Eliot GeorgeEliot2009@yahoo.com

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