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Vol. 75-2015-04-20

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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

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: launching 50 more "public transportation petropolitan" in 2015

World Bank Report: China needs to promote integrated public transportation

Nanning: electronic station board for public transit will be launched in a year

Qingdao: Bus system's 12-3+3 digital operation mode

Next hotspot of mobile Internet: city's public services

New trends of automotive electronic technologies and applications under the "Internet+" background

Records of interactive discussion on 2015 connected vehicle conference

"Internet+" is adding "intelligence" to the traffic

2015 Public transportation leads in new energy

Seven values that using "Big Data" for ITS

2015 Q1 urban ITS marketing: 4.16 billion Yuan

How PPP mode works for rail transit system? pilot in Shenzhen

Gaode launches traffic information public service platform, in associated with traffic management agencies

North America

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.

White House Releases 150 Data Sets to Fight Climate Change

Federal Railroad Administration Invests $21.2 Million in Highway Grade Crossing Safety, Positive Train Control, and Passenger Rail

FEMA Launches New Feature to Mobile App Empowering Users to Follow Weather Alerts Across the Country

DOT Agencies Take Coordinated Actions to Increase the Safe Transportation of Energy Products

Senator who vowed FMCSA reform questions agency’s release of CSA smartphone app

Critical Incident Management and Clearance Practices for Rail Transit
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 114: Critical Incident Management and Clearance Practices for Rail Transit summarizes the current state of the practice regarding incident response and identifies strategies for post-incident evaluations.

Trendsetters in Transportation Technologies: Findings from the Transportation Research Board’s 2014 State Partnership Visits Program

FHWA R&T Now - March/April 2015
A news update of research, technology, and development from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

'Cruise control for pedestrians' will steer your muscles for you

Mobile app allows transit users to track Tarleton shuttles in real-time

City of Detroit: Mayor Duggan launches Improve Detroit app; “brings City Hall to your smartphone"

New traffic signal tested to keep pedestrians safe, traffic moving

L.A. to control its street lights with a single laptop

Toronto introduces new traffic monitoring system to track congestion

How Microsoft’s using big data to predict traffic jams up to an hour in advance

International Remedies for Traffic Congestion

Challenges remain for Delphi: Inside look at first self-driving trip across USA

Google has patented a system to help driverless cars avoid cows

Google Glass beware: Drivers get an eyeful with BMW’s connected car goggles

Google explains how Android Auto messaging apps will work


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


Neither flashing traffics lights nor the colour yellow deter pedestrians from crossing

GROW/J4 - Notification system - Draft standardisation request as regards Intelligent Transport Systems ITS in urban areas

Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe (TIDE) Newsletter #1


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

Middle East

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


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

3D Lasers Will Help Guide Singapore’s Urban Bus Traffic Under Test Program

Korea Expressway uses big data to reduce traffic jams

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