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Monday, February 11, 2013.

Vol. 18-2013-02-11

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Happy Chinese New Year!

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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.

China International Urban Mass Transit Expro 2013 -- Guangzhou, China. May 9 - 11, 2013.

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

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

2013 China (Guangzhou) Int'l Exhibition & Conference on Intelligent Transportation and Internet of Things -- Guangzhou, China. June 18 - 20, 2013.

The Tenth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2013) -- Taipei, Taiwan. June 25, 2013.

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

Reviewing of Traffic Information Development (in China) in 2012.

Ministry of public security will focusing on the issue of traffic signal violation of in 2013.

Reviewing of the development of intelligent city in China in 2012.

More than 21 ITS standards will be released in China sooner.

New intelligent traffic management system is in action in Harbin.

Highway should have been closed before blast.

China’s Second High-Capacity BRT Opens in Lanzhou.

North America

AERIS Fall/Winter 2012-13 Webinar Series Announcement.

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

Preliminary Program: ITS America Annual Meeting. -- Nashville, TN, April 22-24 - 17, 2013.

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

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

Free Public Workshop: AERIS (Applications for the Environment Real-tTime Information Syynthesis), -- Washington D.C., March 26 - 27, 2013.

Americans Have Stopped Driving More, And No One Is Sure Why.

Evaluating Pedestrian Safety Improvements: Final Report.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has released a report that evaluates the impact of new pedestrian countermeasure installations as a way to inform future pedestrian safety initiatives.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute publishes its annual Urban Mobility Report.
The 2012 Urban Mobility Report builds on previous Urban Mobility Reports with an improved methodology and expanded coverage of the nation’s urban congestion problem and solutions.

School Bus Safety Study—Kadyn’s Law.
The Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University has released a report that examines school bus safety measures, including the feasibility of using cameras mounted on buses, requiring children to board a bus on the same side as their home, and prioritizing school bus safety issues in driver training curriculum.

Analysis of Single Frequency, Carrier Phase Based GPS Positioning Performance and Sensor Aiding Requirements.
The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies has released a report that outlines the design and testing of a low-cost, single frequency, carrier phase positioning system and analyzes aiding sensor accuracy requirements.

Sandy Created a Black Hole of Communication.
Communication is a fundamental of emergency management and yet an inherent struggle during disasters. Superstorm Sandy was no exception as complaints about a lack of information were common.

Theme Announced for 2013 National Work Zone Awareness Week.
The planning committee for the 2013 National Work Zone Awareness Week has announced the 2013 theme: "Roadway Work Zone Safety: We're All in This Together." The National kickoff event will be held on Tuesday April 16 at an urban work zone in Washington, DC.

New highways being built as old ones crumble.

Strikes on Low Clearance Bridges by Over-Height Trucks in New York State.

How can transit work in big, dense, polycentric Los Angeles?

Sustainable Mobility, Muted/Mutilated? – A Short History of Traffic Engineering.


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

Tranforming Passenger Information Customer Exprience Summit 2013, -- London, UK, March 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.

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.

Increasing cross-border mobility in Central Europe.

New EU project starts deploying road safety and energy efficiency services in seven European cities.

New EU project launches to develop an 'Internet of mobility' and simplify the deployment of intelligent transport services in Europe.

Mobility - The European Collective Transport Magazine.

HS2: 20 reasons why it can take 20 years to build a railway.

Australia & New Zealand

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

AITPM National Conference 2013.


Call for paper: Environment Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles - IV'13 Symposium Workshop, -- Gold Coast, Australia, June 23, 2013.

Middle East

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.

ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013, -- St. Regis Doha, Qatar, Septemper 16 - 17, 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.

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.

COTA Community

Dr, Jeff Ban, Assistant Professor of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), won The CUTC/ARTBA New Faculty Award.
The CUTC/ARTBA New Faculty Award is given annually to a tenure-track faculty member in transportation education. The award purpose is to recognize outstanding teaching and research contributions to the transportation field.

Dr. Xuegang (Jeff) Ban is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He received his B.S. and M.S. in Automobile Engineering from Tsinghua University, and his M.S. in Computer Sciences and Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests are in Transportation Network Modeling and Simulation, Urban Traffic Modeling and Operations, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He teaches courses on transportation and traffic engineering, network analysis, and traffic control and simulation.

He was awarded the 2012 New Faculty Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

Dr. Xiao Qin, Assistant Professor of the South Dakota State University won the 2012 Best Paper Award presented by TRB Statistical Methods Committee (ABJ 80).
Dr. Qin won the 2012 Best Paper Award presented by TRB Statistical Methods Committee (ABJ 80) for the paper “Quantile Effects of Factors on Crash Distributions”, Transportation Research Record 2279, pp. 40-46. This is his second Best Paper Award and the first time was 2008 for the paper “Variable Selection Issues In Tree-Based Regression Models”.

Dr. Qin, Ph.D., P.E. is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the South Dakota State University. Prior to joining SDSU, he managed the Traffic Safety Research Program at the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Qin’s research interests include highway safety, traffic operations, ITS, and GIS applications in Transportation (GIS-T). He received his Ph.D. in the Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

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

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