TRANSED was created by US Transportation Research Board in 1978. Held every three years, TRANSED conferences have been co-sponsored by the Transportation Research Board. The 1st TRANSED was held in Cambridge, England. Throughout the years, TRANSED was held 14 times in 11 countries, such as Orlando in US, Vancouver in Canada, Stockholm in Sweden, Lyon in France, Perth in Australia, Warsaw in Poland, Hamamatsu in Japan, Hong Kong in China and New Delhi in India. TRANSED 2015 was held in Lisbon, Portugal in July.
TRANSED was traditionally held in Europe and North America and Taiwan is the fourth city in Asia to host this event following India.