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Monday, January 13, 2014.

Vol. 42-2014-01-13

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COTA activities during TRB.
17th COTA Annual Winter Symposium - Transportation in the Context of Rapid Urbanization
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Cardozo, Hilton.
COTA will continue the traditional winter symposium for providing a platform for knowledge exchange and professional networking. Highly recognized professors and researchers from China and the U.S. will get together to discuss critical transportation issues and solutions in China. Coffee break is scheduled for networking opportunity. All is welcome.
COTA Annual Reception at the TRB 93rd Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:30PM - 9:00PM, PING PONG DIM SUM, 1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, DC. Tel: 202-293-1268.
Everyone is welcomed to join the great networking opportunity to meet COTA members and friends all around the world!

China in Development

2014 ITSMRS (ITS Market Seminar), Beijing, China -- Feburary 25, 2014.

The 7th Asia (Beijing) International Content Networking Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, March 4 - 6, 2014.

CITS 2014, -- Shaghai, China, April 10 - 12, 2014.

10th Metro World Summit 2014, -- Shanghai, April 17 - 18, 2014.

The 10th China International Rail Transit Technology Exhibition (CRTS China 2014), -- Beijing, May 5 - 7, 2014.

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2014.

2014 Intertraffic China, Beijing, May 13 - 15, 2014.

China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Beijing, May 26 - 28, 2014.

China International Internet of Things Technologies and Application Exhibition 2014, -- Shenzhen, August 14 - 16, 2014.

Metro Expro 2014, -- Guangzhou, August 23 - 25, 2014.

Media Reviewing: 2013 China ITS Annual Meeting

The markeing scale of urban rail transit's traffic information will reach trillion in 2014.

Beijing: studing congestion price policies and implementing in 2015 as the fastest.

US media: nightmare of china's urbanization - traffic congestion

Analysis and choice of 7 typical commercial modes of intelligent city (in China).

How to chose and participate transportation related exhibitions & Forums (in China)

China's satellite network aims for 'centimeters' accuracy

North America

2014 National Rural ITS Conference . ITS Heartland Annual Meeting, -- Branson, Missouri, August 24 - 27, 2014.

Call For Papers: TRB Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2014 Summer Meeting -- Portland, Oregon USA August, 11-13, 2014

Innovations in Travel Demand Forecasting, -- Baltimore, MD, April 27 - 30, 2014

2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, -- Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11, 2014.!

IBTTA 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, -- Austin, Texas, September 13 - 17 2014.

Scholarship Information - Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania (ITSPA)

2nd Annual Cameron Rian Hays Competition for Outside-the-Box Transportation Business and Policy Innovations!

Fed May Require Cars to Talk to Each Other to Avoid Crashes

Real-Time Prediction of Vehicle Locations in a Connected Vehicle Environment
The Virginia Department of Transportation has released a report that develops and investigates techniques that can be used to estimate positions of unequipped vehicles based on behaviors of equipped vehicles.

Criteria for the Selection and Application of Advanced Traffic Signal Systems
The Oregon Department of Transportation has released a report that evaluates the performance and use of individual features of advanced traffic signal control systems.

Developing Emerging Transportation Technologies in Texas
The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin has released a report that examines innovative transportation technologies that could be used to achieve cost savings, reduce traffic congestion, enhance safety, and increase economic productivity.

Integration of Travel Demand Models with Operational Analysis Tools
The Virginia Department of Transportation has released a report that recommends methods for obtaining input data for operational analysis tools that operate as post-processors to travel demand models.

The Bike-Share Planning Guide
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy has released a guide to help cities that are planning and implementing a bike share program.

Transit Utilization and Traffic Congestion: Is There a Connection?
The Reason Foundation has released a report that analyzes the 74 largest urbanized areas in the United States over 26 years in order to consider whether increasing transit utilization reduces urban traffic congestion.

In-Car Location-Based Services: Companies Are Taking Steps to Protect Privacy, but Some Risks May Not Be Clear to Consumers

New England Journal of Medicine study: Virginia Tech researchers find novice teen drivers easily fall into distraction, accidents

Trucks and Cities Are Like Oil and Water. Is There a Solution?

Self-driving vehicles offer potential benefits, policy challenges for lawmakers


Call for Papers: European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.

Intertraffic Amsterdam 2014, -- Amsterdam RAI, March 25 - 28 2014.

Expotraffic 2014, -- Moscow, Russia, May 14 - 16 2014.

2014 Annual Summit - Transport for a Changing World, -- Leipzig, Germany, May 21 - 23, 2014.

European Conference on Human Centred Design for ITS, -- Vienna, Austra, June 6 - 6, 2014.!

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.

The 10th ITS European Congress, -- Helsinki, Finland, June 16 – 19 2014.

World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2014, -- Delft, the Netherlands, June 24-27, 2014.!

Wirelessly charged electric buses set for Milton Keynes!

Australia & New Zealand

Middle East

Seven deadly road safety problems plaguing the UAE and steps needed in 2014 to end carnage

Career Opportunities

Faculty Job in China: Faculty Positions in Transportation Engineering - Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Faculty Job in China: Faculty Positions in Transportation and Logistics - Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Faculty Job in China: Beijing University of Technology (Interviewing during TRB).

Faculty Job in US: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

Job in China: Wuhan University of Technology, (Interviewing during TRB).

Faculty Job in China: Beijing Jiaotong University, 2014 US recruitment session at Washington DC (during TRB).

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