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Vol. 74-2015-04-06

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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

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

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

MOT: Promoting new energy vehicle for public transportation and taxi

National ETC Internetworking will Uniform Vehicle Classification Standard

2015 Domestic Freeway Construction Projects

"Internet+" drives the rising of the intelligent public transportation market

"Riding share" is becoming the future development trend

Nationwide logistic public service platform is launched

Observation of the development trends - IT leads the ITS

Hubei launched automobile emission detection system

Smart city development in China is still at early stage

17th Highway Information Technology Seminar

Outlook 2015: 10 key words for satellite navigation market

Shenzhen: 2014 yearly public transportation service index

Reviewing the 2105 Connected Vehicles Conference and 10th Satellite Navigation Operations Conference.

Industry 4.0 will bring connected vehcile new power

Hige resolution "Beidu" system will bring connected vehicle new opportunities

China Highway Information Seminar held in Nanchang, Jianxi

Change of congestion release concept: Shenzhen, trageting from passenger car to transit

Experts gathering in Shenzhen for highspeed rail economic forum

BAT are all targeting on parking business, any chances for start-up companies

Technology Integration for "One Belt and One Route"

Wenzhou: Traffic operation index on-line monitoring" platform is offecially launched

Some Critical Issues in the Development of Chinese High-Speed Rail: Challenges and Coping Strategies
In this paper, several critical issues related to Chinese high-speed rails (CHSR) are analyzed, investigated and discussed, including development background, reasons for high ticket fare, some typical factors that influence the environmental life-cycle assessment, time and cost comparison of typical door-to-door travel routes between different transport modes and complementary strategies among different transport modes. First, the results show that the expanding high-speed rail network increased the pressure on the country's roads in the 2010 spring festival rush period due to the high ticket fare of CHSR. Second, due to lower than expected ridership because of the high ticket price and limited demand in less developed areas, some Chinese CHSR projects have become economically unsustainable. Third, without sufficient ridership and service life, the utilization of HSR was unable to show any advantages in the environmental impact compared with the other transport modes. In addition, the impact of shock from CHSR on Chinese domestic civil airlines is evident when the travel distance is below 1050 km. The key objective of the investigation is to enhance our understanding of the development and operation of Chinese high-speed rail. One of the key contributions of the current paper is the presented suggestions for complementary strategies between different transport modes to make full use of Chinese transportation resources to promote low carbon economy.

IRU showcases benefits of TIR in achieving China's One Belt, One Road strategy

North America

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.

New bill could kick road safety tech to the curb

Innovative Finance Models for Sustainable Cities of the Future

New bill could kick road safety tech to the curb

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Provides $4.4 Million to Six States for Innovative Infrastructure Efforts

Guidelines for Virtual Transportation Management Center Development
This guidebook is intended to serve as a detailed reference that addresses the concepts, methods, processes, tasks, techniques, and other related issues for practitioners to consider associated with planning and development for a virtual Traffic Management Center (TMC). The guidebook describes the business planning process for developing a virtual TMC and provides guidance and procedures for addressing technical, operational and institutional issues such as data needs, communications, responsibilities, and agreements for collaborating remotely will be beneficial.

Guidebook on Pedestrian Crossings of Public Transit Rail Services
The Guidebook addresses key pedestrian safety issues associated with public transit rail services; presents pedestrian crossing issues associated with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Americans with Disabilities Act; summarizes readily available decision flowcharts used to make decisions regarding pedestrian treatments at rail crossings; presents information for 34 pedestrian treatments used at rail crossings, grouped into eight appropriate categories; and includes four case studies that examine specific decisions with respect to pedestrian rail crossings.

Boston Outlines ‘Smart Meters,’ Protected Bike Lanes And Other Transportation Initiatives

Better traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions

Aviation Experts Call for Introduction of Real-Time Flight Data

UAVs hit the mark in disaster assessment

Crosswalks are getting safer for pedestrians and drivers in N.J.

'Citymapper' and 'Transit App' Offer In-Depth Looks at Transit Experiences on Apple Watch

Raytown engineer wants to turn dumb pavement into a smart Interstate 70

Seattle Hacktivists Dream Up New Transportation Apps

TxDOT launches app to help Texans drive cleaner, cheaper, safer

A Better Way to Go: Improving Work Zone Safety Through Data

Traffic signals synchronized, but drivers still taking alternate routes

No more speeding tickets! Ford's new S-Max detects speed cameras to slow you down and avoid fines

Business sector likely to be first to adopt driverless cars by 2025

Connected Car Platform Mojio Raises $8M Series A Round Led By Telekom Capital

Google’s driverless car might come with airbags on the outside, to protect pedestrians

Testing of software adds to urgency in race for driverless cars

Contra Costa County Looks to Become Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center

Smartphone-like app platform will 'be key to success of connected car industry'


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.

2015 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, November, 19 - 20, 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

?5.75 million driver information improvements near completion

Visible Road Markings: an essential road element for older drivers and the intelligent vehicle

UK to invest in driverless cars: What does this mean for the future?

VIDEO | Driverless cars to create 320,000 UK jobs and save 2,500 lives

IEEE ITS Society Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 2, April 2015

Talking traffic lights - Newcastle University reveals latest in traffic technology


Electronic tolling coming to Tauranga in 2015

Australian ITS Summit/NETC 2015, -- Melbourne, Australia, May, 12 - 14 2015

Middle East

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

Abu Dhabi bus passes to be automated to make commuting easier


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

Career Opportunities

Faculty Job in China: Zhongshan University

Faculty Job in China: Beijing University of Technology

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