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Call for Paper - First IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015), -- Guadalajara, Mexico, October 25 – 28, 2015.

Call for papers - Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research (SSCI) Special Issue Theme: High-speed Rail and Sustainable Growth for papers_transportation letters.pdf

Webinar Series - Integrated Operational Toll Modeling in Taiwan with Cube Voyager and Avenue

Call for papers (Deadline extension to April 30): Special Issue on modelling, calibrating, and validating car following and lane changing behaviour

The 28th ICTPA Annual Conference (ICTPA2015) and The 3rd IACGE International Conference on Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering (IACGE2015), -- Los Angeles, CA, May 14 - 16, 2015.

China in Development

2015 Intertraffic China, Shanghai, March 31 - April 2, 2015.

14th ITS Asia Pacific Forum, -- Nanjing, Jiangsu, April 27 - 29, 2015.

2015 Shanghai International Command and Control Technology and Equipment Exhibition, -- Shanghai, June 10 - 12, 2015.

2015 ITS Expro. (Shenzhen), -- Shenzhen, June 14 - 26, 2015.

2015 fifth session of Asia (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic and road safety exhibition, -- Beijing, June 16 - 18, 2015.

The 9th IACP Conference: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development -- Chongqing, China, June 19-21, 2015

The 5th China (Beijing) International Intelligent Traffic Industry Expo, -- Bejing, July 4 - 6, 2015

CPSE 2015 - the 15th China Public Security Expro, -- Shenzhen, October 31 - November 1, 2015

Prime Minister: transportation system needs to be really developed in advance

3.4K Billion debet for nationwide toll road in China

Parking fee adjustment, traffic congestion charge - current and future

Traffic Apps help solving the travel problems

Parking apps will be the entry of automobiles' after-market

First private invested high speed rail starts construction in the second half of the year

From the "big data" of the Spring Festival traveling patterns to look at the new type of urbanization

Why the migration of on-board system is slower than mobile system

Planning leads the sustainable development of unrban transportation

Comparison of domestic and foreign toll road policy

Hot topics of urban transportation during NPC and CPPCC conferences

mtion by Mr Guo, Wei - Open data source will promote development of smart city

2014 reviewsing of venture captical and investment atr ITS

Shanghai: "Big Data" is helping congestion release

Developin ITS in China: helping with advance incofmration and technologies

Problems in current "smart city" development in China

Beijing Trial of Parking and Ride

Beijing: an exmaple of parking guidance system

Tianjing: "Intelligent Traveling" in next two years - "Internet + transportation"

"Internet Thinking" will bering opportunities to ITS

Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen - leading the ITS development in China

Mode of transportation App profit

1600 general airports were planned to build in the next 15 years

Exclusive: Uber in deal with China's BYD to test electric cars

North America

Automotive Cyber Security Summit, -- Detroit, MI, March 30 - April 01, 2015.

TDM 2015 - 7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management, -- Tucson, Arizona, April 13 - 15, 2015.

Smart Cities - Road to Smart Mobility Workshop, -- Hillsboro, Oregon, April 22, 2015.

I-95 Corridor Coalition Significant Events Response Conference: “Removing Barriers and Opening the Door for Cross - Disciplinary Understanding and Coordination”, -- Linthicum Heights, MD, May 12 - 13, 2015

5th International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data for Decisions and Performance Measures Conference & Fine-Tuning Your Transportation Asset Management Program Workshop, -- Denver, Colorado, May 31–June 2, 2015.

2015 Traffic Safety Conference, -- Corpus Christi, TX, June 8 – 10, 2015

5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, -- Vancouver, Canada, June 22 - 24, 2015

TransComm2015 Conference, -- Annapolis, Maryland, September 13 - 16, 2015

First International Conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Event, -- Washington, D.C., September 16 - 18, 2015.

Transportation Association of Canada(TAC) Annual Meeting, -- Charlottetown, PEI, September 27 - 30, 2015.

Call for paper: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2015, -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 15 – 18 September 2015.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative Program

FMCSA Announces New Smartphone App Providing Safety Data on Interstate Commercial Truck and Bus Companies

The Politics of Infrastructure: Balancing User Fees and Value Capture

Does Every Car Need 8 Parking Spaces? Ride-Sharing Can Save Emissions by Reducing Parking, Too

A Guidebook for Mitigating Disruptive WiFi Interference at Airports
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 127: A Guidebook for Mitigating Disruptive WiFi Interference at Airports describes the WiFi interference problems at airports and offers potential solutions to mitigate disruptions. Interference is addressed in the context of the business and regulatory structure within which airports operate.

Development of Railroad Highway Grade Crossing Consolidation Rating Formula
The Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University has released a report that presents a quantitative approach for assessing railroad crossings for possible consolidation, focusing on factors that stakeholders deem important.

Development and Integration of Advanced Timber Bridge Inspection Techniques for NBIS
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report that identifies new techniques and equipment that can improve the quality of timber bridge inspection practices and can be implemented as part of the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS).

Evaluation of the Federal Railroad Administration Research and Development Program
TRB Special Report 316: Evaluation of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Research and Development Program assesses the effectiveness of the FRA's process for identifying research priorities and the usefulness of FRA’s Research and Development (R&D) products for improving railroad safety. The study was conducted at the request of the FRA.

Naturalistic Driving Study: Collecting Data on Cell Phone Use
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-S06-RW-2: Naturalistic Driving Study: Collecting Data on Cell Phone Use details the methodology used to acquire cell phone use records from a subset of participants in the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) during the time when they were enrolled in the study. The cell phone records were then matched with participants’ NDS driving data to identify the times while they were driving when they may have been using their cell phones.

Naturalistic Driving Study: Linking the Study Data to the Roadway Information Database
TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-S31-RW-3: Naturalistic Driving Study: Linking the Study Data to the Roadway Information Database details the methodology used to link the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data to the SHRP 2 Roadway Information Database (RID), the final critical step in completing the SHRP 2 Safety database. The NDS data set contains detailed data collected continually from more than 5.5 million trips taken by the instrumented vehicles of 3,147 volunteer drivers in six sites.

Designing the Archive for SHRP 2 Reliability and Reliability-Related Data
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L13A-RW-1: Designing the Archive for SHRP 2 Reliability and Reliability-Related Data explores the development, testing, and deployment of the SHRP 2 Reliability Archive system. This archive is a repository that stores the data and information from SHRP 2 Reliability and Reliability-related projects.

Development of Automated Testing Tools for Traffic Control Signals and Devices (NTCIP and Security) Phase 2
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that explains a National Transportation Communications for ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) Protocol (NTCIP) automated testing system for NTCIP-compliant actuated signal controllers.

Volpe News: Transportation Planning Resource, Congestion Pricing Strategies, and More

Innovator: March/April 2015
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released the latest issue of its bi-monthly Innovator newsletter, which is designed to help advance widespread implementation of innovations and technologies in the highway community and help chronicle a nationwide movement to improve the way highways are built.

MnDOT Tests Crowdsourcing to Improve Road Condition Reporting

FDOT OKs plans for high-tech devices to speed traffic along University Parkway

NASA Testing Out Company's Air Traffic Control System For Drones

FLL To Be 1st U.S. Airport With Camera Based Parking Guidance System

Engineering a mass-transit app for a city without mass-transit

Global number of car sharing users to reach 650 million by 2030

New App Compares Price, Time, and Carbon For All Los Angeles Commute Options

Adaptive traffic signal timing program to trial in Canada

Camera system can prevent pedestrian fatalities at intersections

Telematics system now includes predictive driving advice

Autonomous car to give preview of road trip of future in cross-country US journey

City Seeking To Be Test Site For Connected Vehicle Pilot Development; Kickoff Set For Safer Streets Initiative

Delphi plans coast-to-coast demo of its self-driving car

Google is taking a big risk by developing complicated maps for self-driving cars

Automotive HUDs to Exhibit CAGR of 27.3% by 2024: ABI Research


Traffex 2015, -- Birmingham, UK, April 21 - 23, 2015.

COTS Committee TU 1004: Public transport passenger flows in the era of ITS, -- Paris, France, May 11 - 12, 2015.

Call for papers: 4th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9 - 11 2015.

Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium 2015, -- Stuttgart, Germany, June, 17 - 18, 2015.

18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.

ISEHP: International Symposium on Enhancecing Highway Performance, -- Berlin, Germany, June 14 - 16, 2016

3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG) 2016, -- Guimaraes, Portugal, September 4 - 7, 2016

Congestion charge has led to dramatic fall in accidents in London

Greater Manchester's transport plans: a blueprint for the rest of the UK?

Just in From London: Congestion Charging’s Street Safety Bonus

Road Safety Newsletter: March 2015
The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport within the European Commission has released the latest version of its newsletter that highlights road safety issues and research in the European Union.

EU: Road Safety Newsletter, No. 18, March 2015

Traffic Technology International, Feb./Mar. 2015

Road Safety Grants Programme: Call for Proposals - Round 7

Guiding the Blind Through London’s Subway With Estimote Beacons

Gartner Says Smart Cities Will Use 1.1 Billion Connected Things in 2015

Bristol is making a smart city for actual humans

UK Government announces more funding for low emission cities

Portland transit agency trials Bluetooth information system

Technology partnership to pave the way for AVs

European Transport Safety Council calls for EU to make new vehicle safety technologies mandatory

Swedish trial successfully tests V2X technology for truck platooning

EU approves new rules for safer, more eco-friendly trucks


VicRoads designs Australia’s first electronic ‘No Trucks’ signs

Middle East

ITS Forum UAE, -- Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 22 - 25, 2015.

Connected Car Congress, -- Ramat Gan, Israeli, November 2nd, 2015.

Real-time traffic warnings could reduce accidents, UAE experts say

Control system installed to improve traffic flow in Mohammed bin Zayed City

Abu Dhabi deploys intelligent traffic control system


3rd Conference of the Transportation Research Group of India (3rd CTRG), -- Kolkata, India, December 17 - 20, 2015

Career Opportunities

Job in US: ITS Engineer/Project Manager - HDR USA, Orlando, FL

Faculty Job in China: Zhongshan University

Faculty Job in China: Beijing University of Technology

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