Pandemic and Transportation Research: Bibliometric Analysis and Topic Modeling

‘Pandemic and transportation,’ a latent topic, has become of the most discussed topics in recent days due to the extraordinary impacts of COVID-19. The number of studies has been exponentially growing for this topic. It can be noted that transportation is one of the sectors that has been drastically affected by the consequences of COVID-19. As this branch of research is growing fast, it is important to get an overall understanding of the ‘pandemic and transportation’ related studies. This study collected relevant studies on this topic from the past 15 years. This study performed three major tasks: 1) conducted a brief literature review on the related studies, 2) performed bibliometric and scientometric analysis on the collected studies, and 3) developed topic models from the unstructured textual data in paper or report titles and abstracts. The findings show that the research trends in ‘COVID-19’ and ‘pre COVID-19’ studies have some common issues. However, ‘pre COVID-19’ papers are mostly associated with guidelines and strategic planning. As COVID-19 is still an ongoing pandemic, the research topics are mostly associated with impact and consequences. As one of the earlier studies on this topic, this study sheds some insights into the ongoing discussions about ‘pandemic and transportation.’


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 16p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-02405
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:09AM