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Monday, April 08, 2013.

Vol. 22-2013-04-08

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COTA in action

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China in Development

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.

Internet of Things China 2013 Conference & Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 5, 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.

2013 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013, -- Beijing, China August 20 - 23, 2013.

Smart City Expro China 2013, -- Ningbo, September 6 - 8, 2013.

8th Metro World Summit 2013, -- Shanghai, China, September 10 - 13, 2013.

Metro China 2013 (Beijing), -- Beijing, November 19 - 22, 2013.

Ministry of Science and Technology is promoting the researches on vehicle-road collaborative technologies to release traffic crisis

Connected Veichle is becoming the major direction of ITS.

Development of interconnecting urban traffic monitoring systems in China.

Prospect of ITS marketing in China: interconnected networking is the major approach.

ITS could help to reduce traffic incidents.

North America

T3 Webinar: Smart Traffic Management: Lessons from New York City's Midtown in Motion Project, -- April 18, 2013.

Preview News: ITS America Annual Meeting. -- Nashville, TN, April 22-24 - 17, 2013.

First-ever Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture Workshop in San Jose, California, -- San Jose, California, April 30 – May 1, 2013.

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

7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design, -- Bolton Landing, New York, June 17 - 20, 2013.

TRB's 2nd Annual Workshop on Road Vehicle Automation, -- Stanford University, July 16 - 19, 2013.

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, -- Blacksburg, Virginia, September 30 - October 2, 2013.

RTA studying capacity of controlled roundabouts.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Portland May Be America's Greenest City.

Feds Posit Ambitious Plan for Northeast High Speed Rail.

Presentations from Transportation Research Forum - New York Chapter.

Impacts of Technology Advancements on Transportation Management Center Operations, (Final Report)
This report provides guidance to TMCs and transportation management agencies on how to better position themselves operationally in anticipation of future technology changes and advancements. Eight top trends of TMC operations are identified, including those that come from both within and outside the transportation community. Individual strategies - 80 in total - are presented to assist TMC managers with addressing the trends. The strategy descriptions include successful practice examples and key references as applicable. Recognizing the potential difficulties in successfully implementing individual strategies, the report also presents tools for building a framework for the technology and mindset developments.

Feasibility of Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to Track Bicycle Lane Positioning
The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies has released a report that discusses whether smartphone GPS units or enhanced GPS units could be used to track and map the location of cyclists on streets.

branding individual routes: too many colors, or the gold standard of legibility?

Continental Tests Digital Car Key in Cell Phones for Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Fleet.


First International Conference on "A European research strategy for intermodal transport", -- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, April 17 - 18, 2013.*2_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1

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

Call fro paper: TRA 5th Conference

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

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

9th ITS European Congress, -- Dublin, Ireland, June 4 - 7, 2013.

European rail desperately needs smarter online booking platforms.

Australia & New Zealand

AITPM National Conference 2013.

Best Practice Study on the Use of ITS Standards in Traffic Management.
Best Practice Study on the Use of ITS Standards in Traffic Management Austroads has released a report that reviews implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems Standards in traffic management and proposes a best practice framework for Australia and New Zealand. This report is available without a fee after logging on to the site.

ITS Australia e-Newsletter, March, 2013.

Middle East

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.

West Africans turn to technology to tame the traffic beast.


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

Smart Traffic ASIA 2013, -- Jakarta, Indonesia, June 25 - 26, 2013.

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

COTA Community

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

"think ASIA, think HONG KONG" symposium, -- New York on June 11, and Los Angeles on June 14, 2013.

Job Opportunities

Faculty job in US: Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Transportation Engineering - University of Cincinnati. SAS Transportation Faculty Search Ad.pdf

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