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Monday, January 14, 2013.

Vol. 16-2013-01-14

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COTA in Action

CALL FOR PAPERS: 13th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals(CICTP 2013), -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013. - Deadline is Extending to January 31, 2013. CFP-English-Final Version 1.1.pdf

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Session on “Cutting-edge Information and Communications Technologies to Improve Transportation Safety, Mobility and Sustainability” at CICTP 2013.

COTA activities during TRB. Activities.pdf
COTA Winter Symposium: Current Development, Challenges, and Solutions for Transportation Systems in China.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:00PM - 12:00PM, Marriott, Balcony A
COTA will continue the traditional winter symposium for providing a platform for knowledge exchange and professional networking. The half-day COTA Winter Symposium will be held on January 13, 2013 in Marriot Balcony A from 8:00am to 12:00pm. 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.
TRB Workshop 188: Policies, Strategies, and Technologies for Sustainable Transport in China.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:30PM - 4:30PM, Hilton, Columbia Hall 1 Workshop Environment, International Activities, Policy.
COTA co-organizes TRB Workshop 188: Policies, Strategies, and Technologies for Sustainable Transport in China.
COTA Annual Reception at the TRB 92nd Annual Meeting.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:00PM - 10:00PM, Lauriol Plaza, Third Floor, 1835 18th Street NW, Washington, DC. (only 5-minute away from Washington Hilton Hotel!).
Everyone is welcomed to join the great networking opportunity to meet COTA members and friends all around the world! FREE food and beverage will be provided by COTA.

China in Development

Intertraffic China 2013; Connecting Innovation to Infrastructure -- Shanghai, China. March 4 - 6, 2013.

2013 International Highway Technology Summit -- Beijinghina April 16 - 18, 2013.

CRTS China 2013 - No.1 Rail Transit Exhibition in Asia -- Shanghai, China. April 28 - 30, 2013.

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.

Investigation new generation of ITS development.

Special training on the concept and new technologies of intelligent transportation development.

Using new technology to promote the construction of Shanghai's Traffic Information System.

R&D project agreement corperated between China and US signed.

How much the losing cost due to the traffic congestion.

New tests more difficult for drivers to navigate.

North America

AERIS Fall/Winter 2012-13 Webinar Series Announcement.

Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. -- Washington, D,C., January 13 - 17, 2013.

HSR Summit 2013, -- Washington, DC , February 11 - 13, 2013.

IVI Connected In-vehicle Infotainment Global Summit Carlifornia 2013, –- San Francisco, CA, February 12 - 13, 2013.

ITE 2013 Technical Conference and Exhibit, –- San Diego, CA, March 3 - 6, 2013.

GIS-T Symposium, -- Boise, Idaho, May 5 - 8, 2013.

Call for abstracts: the 2013 National Rural ITS Conference -- Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

T3 Webinar Overview: Road Weather Management Best Practices.

Communicating the Value of Preservation: A Playbook.
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 742: Communicating the Value of Preservation: A Playbook presents guidance for communicating the value of highway system maintenance and preservation.
The report includes numerous examples and models that transportation agency staff members can use to present to agency leadership, elected officials, and the publicto make the case for allocating budgetary and other resources to preserve and maintain the public’s investment in highway infrastructure.

Improving our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand.
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C04 has released a prepublication, non-edited draft version of a report titled Improving our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand that synthesizes travel demand models that predict how travelers’ behavior changes in response to changes in traffic congestion and in the price of travel.

Midsize Cities on the Move - A Look at the Next Generation of Rapid Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, and Streetcar Projects in the United States.
Midsize Cities on the Move: A Look at the Next Generation of Rapid Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, and Streetcar Projects in the United States Reconnecting America has released a report that explores the “next generation” of transit in midsize cities, with a focus on best practices in transit planning, funding strategies, and outcomes.

USF Journal of Public Transportation: Volume 15, No 4, 2012.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research of the University of South Florida has released the latest issue of its Journal of Public Transportation.

Infographic: Self-Driving Cars – What does the car of the future look like?

Virtual Traffic Lights Inspired by Insects Could End Traffic Woes.

Traffic app glitch sends drivers to flooded highway.

Key source of Bay Area traffic headaches revealed by top researchers.

January Issue of Traffic Technology International


World ATM Congress 2013, -- Madrid, Spain, February, 12 - 14, 2013.

V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility Europe 2013, -- Frankfurt, Germany, February, 20 - 21, 2013.

Call for paper: 16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.

Call for paper: 13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, October 16 - 18, 2013.

Final Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention.

9th European ITS Congress – Call for Papers.

Call for nominee: Young Researcher of the Year Award 2013.

Traffex 2013 - The 26th International Traffic Engineering, Road Safety and Highways Maintenance Exhibition, -- Birmingham, UK, April 16 - 18, 2013.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advances in Computing and Communications and their impact on Transportation Science and Technologies.

Ministers praise councils for removing 'unnecessary' road signs.


4th Road Safety International Conference. -- Sydney, March 4 -5, 2013.

AITPM National Conference 2013.


Middle East

Transport Infrastructure Egypt 2013, -- Cairo, Egypt, January 27 - 29, 2013.

3rd Annual Road Planning and Construction - Middle East, -- Doha, Qatar, February 25 - 28, 2013.

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 2013.


Airports Cities World Conference & Exhibition, -- Ekurhuleni, South Africa, April 24 - 26, 2013.

Road Trans Africa 2013, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

Aviation Outlook Africa, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

AfricaRail, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.

Africa Ports & Harbours Show, -- Johannesburg, South Africa, June 24 - 27, 2013.


9th International Freight Forwarders Conference, -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 16 - 18, 2013.

14th Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia (REAAA) Conference 2013, -- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 26 - 28, 2013.

2013 Intertraffic Istanbul, -- Istanbul, Turkyy, May 29 - 31, 2013.

COTA Community

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

Job Opportunities

Graduate Assistant Positions in US: University of Minnesota.

COTA Call for Paticipation

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