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Monday, March 24, 2014.

Vol. 47-2014-03-24

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COTA in action

Mission and Vision of COTA Asia-Pacific Chapter.

Call for Participation: CICTP 2014, -- Changsha, China, July 4 - 7, 2014.

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China in Development

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.

Call for paper: 5th ITS Conference China & 3rd Shenzhen International ITS and Location Base Service Expo

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

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

"Big" Ministry of Transportation is promoting more effeciency

Nation wide freeway non-stop ETC systems internetworking is under development

Beijing is accelerating the development of rules and price for congestion charge

2014's Ten key transport technology poromoting directions in 2014

Latest national territory of Beidou navigation Industrial Park

Road to the "Big Data" for ITS applications in China

North America

Webinar: New Trends in Multi-Agency Corridor Management: Active Traffic and Demand Management and Integrated Corridor Management Strategies, Thursday, April 3rd, 2014.

Real-Time Data: The User Experience, -- Boston, MA, April 10 - 11, 2014.

2014 Global Symposium Program on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure, -- Ann Arbor, MI, April 21 - 23, 2014.

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

2014 Traffic Safety Conference, —- San Antonio, Texas, May 12 - 14, 2014.

Telematics Detroit 2014, -- Novi, Michigan, June 4 - 5, 2014.

2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, -- Dearborn, Michigan, June 8 - 11, 2014.

Western States Rural Transportation Technology Implementers Forum. -- June 17 – 19, 2014.

31st International Bridge Conference (IBC 2014), -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 8 - 12, 2014.

Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014
TRB is sponsoring the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2014 on July 15-17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. This symposium will focus on challenges and opportunities related to the increasing automation of motor vehicles as well as the environments in which they operate. The symposium will build on the 2012 and 2013 workshops on the state-of-the-art in road vehicle automation research and will explore automation developments that may affect the future of surface transportation and transportation organizations.

International System Safety Training Symposium 2014, -- St. Louis, Missouri, August 4 - 8, 2014.

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

ITS 3C Summit, -- Mobile, Alabama, September 14-17, 2014.


RFP: IDEA Program Announcement 2014: Funding Proposals Now Being Accepted
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) annual program announcement solicits funding proposals for the upcoming review cycles. The announcement explains the IDEA programs, describes the types of eligible projects and their funding structures, suggests general areas for which IDEA proposals can be submitted, and provides guidelines and forms for submitting proposals.

DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries

Wear and tear from potholes costing New York drivers $2,300 a year: report

Utah DOT Weather Responsive Traveler Information System
The FHWA Road Weather Management Program partnered with Utah DOT to develop, test and deploy a citizen reporting program that allows travelers to provide road weather information reports using their smart phones.

Road Weather Management Performance Measures: 2012-2013 Update
This report includes a background on the development and update of RWMP performance measures since 2007 including the approaches and data sources used, and the results of the most recent (2012-2013) road weather management performance assessment conducted by FHWA.

Using Peer Exchanges to Improve the Effectiveness of Strategic Highway Safety Plans
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 764: Using Peer Exchanges to Improve the Effectiveness of Strategic Highway Safety Plans contains guidance for state departments of transportation on how to plan and conduct state-level peer exchanges as a means for identifying strategies, tactics, and practices to improve implementation, evaluation, and updating of their Strategic Highway Safety Plans.

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State
The Governors Highway Safety Association has released a report that compares pedestrian fatalities by state, and considers reasons for the fatalities as well as ways to increase safety.

Development of a Navigation System Using Smartphone and Bluetooth Technologies to Help the Visually Impaired Navigate Work Zones Safely
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released a report that explores the challenges that visually-impaired pedestrians encounter when navigating work zones, and considers types of information that may be helpful in providing instructions to those pedestrians when moving around work zones.

Advanced LED Warning System for Rural Intersections: Phase 2 (ALERT-2)
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released a report that presents findings of the second phase of the Advanced Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) Warning System for Rural Intersections (ALERT) project.

Evaluation of the Accuracy and Automation of Travel Time and Delay Data Collection Methods

New automated reporting tool offers insight into Twin Cities traffic congestion

Roadway Safety Guide: A Primer for Community Leaders

University of Michigan approves design for $6.5M test track for autonomous vehicles

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications is Coming to a Car Near You

How Will Driverless Cars Affect Car Insurance?

Automakers say they’ll begin selling cars that can drive themselves by the end of the decade


Compass4D Workshop: the real deployment of ITS services, -- Helmond, The Netherlands, April 04, 2014.

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

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

International Symposium of Transport Simulation International Workshop on Traffic Data Collection and its Standardisation, -- Ajaccio, Corsica (France), June 1 - 4 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.!

European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.


PRESS RELEASE: iMobility Challenge: Latest technologies need smart deployment

Elsevier Connect: Postdoctoral scholars in between jobs can get free access to Elsevier's journals and books on ScienceDirect

Elsevier paper: An assessment method for highway network vulnerability

Traffic Technology International, February/March 2014.

Australia & New Zealand

13th ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2014, -- Auckland, New Zealand, April, 28 - 30, 2014.!

Big brother switches to High Definition for Sydney public transport CCTV

Middle East

Middle East Road Safety & ITS Summit, -- Muscat, Oman, May 06 - 07 May 2014.

2nd Abu Dhabi Global Road Safety Forum, -- Abu Dhabi, May 11 - 13, 2014.


Relationship between Road Traffic Accidents and Drinking Habits in All 47 Prefectures of Japan

Singapore - New ‘Silver Zones’ to help keep elderly pedestrians safe

Norstra Map crowdsources to create more accurate traffic reports

COTA Community

I-TED 2014 – International Transportation Economic Development Conference - Session 2B - Transportation Investment with Economic Development in Sight: The Cases from China B2 Draft Program 3-4-14.pdf

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