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Monday, April 21, 2014.

Vol. 49-2014-04-21

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

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China in Development

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.

2104 Shanghai ITS & Parking Equipments Expro

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.

Sixth China International Fair of Traffic Security Products, -- Beijing, China, August 20 - 22, 2014.

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

2014 6th Asia (Beijing) Internaltional Intelligent City Technology and Application Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, September, 16 - 18, 2014.

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.

Minister of Transportation: National Highway ETC will accelerate internetworking.

Road Traffic Safety Key Laboratory of Ministry of Public Security issued recommendations on open search topics

Beijing: Using "big data" to develop "non-peak" travel policy for senior citizens.

Beijing Environmental Protection Agency: Maximizaing air condtion improvement within shortest time period

Beijing's congestion charge policy: will implement one-card receipts to pay parking fees within one year.

"E-plolice" system is deployed allaround the contry.

Hebei police is using new inicdent site survey technologies

Connected vehicle application scenaries and development trend

"Single Bus Card" released two major timetable for nationwide internetworking.

Zhejiang will promote province wide traffic congestion index system this year.

Analysis of 6 key questiond and corresponding solutions for "Intelligent City" in China

Chengdu is trying "Parking and Ride" concept with three locations and a thousnad parking capacity.

North America

Integrated Corridor Transportation Management System Workshop and Joint Mid-Year Meeting: Abstracts Due by April 25, 2014
The Integrated Corridor Transportation Management System Workshop is being held on June 22-26, 2014, in Irvine, California. Several TRB Committees and Joint Subcommittees are holding the workshop and midyear meeting to explore institutional, operational, and technical challenges and opportunities related to integrated management and operation of the multimodal transportation system.

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

T3 Webinar: Overview Transit Safety and Mobility Applications in a Connected Vehicle World

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.

IBTTA Tolling, Moving Smarter, -- San Diego, CA, July 20 -22, 2014.

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.

Why Is America Falling Farther Behind Other Nations on Street Safety?

Here are the deadliest US cities for biking or walking

2013 federal ruling requires seat belts on new commercial buses starting in 2016

Evaluation of Rear-End Bus Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that examines rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses to determine the extent to which such collisions occur, conditions that exist during the collisions, and collision prevention strategies.

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Guide: Recommendations and Case Study
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a guide that explains the operational and safety features of using pedestrian hybrid beacons as a means to reduce pedestrian-vehicle crashes.

Smart Growth and Economic Success: Strategies for Local Governments
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that reviews possible connections between smart growth strategies (which include building neighborhoods that are accessible by transit, bike, and foot) and the fiscal strength of local governments.

2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has released a report that details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets as well as the underlying trends that brought about those trends.

Pre-Implementation of Infrared and Ground-Penetrating Radar Technologies for Improving Asphalt Mixture Quality
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R06C has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Pre-Implementation of Infrared and Ground-Penetrating Radar Technologies for Improving Asphalt Mixture Quality that explores infrared (IR) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) for measuring uniformity and segregation in new asphalt mixture construction. This report presents the results of pilot project using IR and GPR technology and includes suggestions related to the use of IR and GPR technology to improve pavement durability.

New study looks at effectiveness of flashing LED stop signs

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Technologies for Motorcycle Crash Prevention and Injury Mitigation

Arlington County Building High-Tech Commute-Planning Software

A spy in the sky - Waterloo technology allows OPP to better capture collision scenes

This Concrete-Eating Robot Can Recycle An Entire Building On The Spot

Audi ready to launch traffic light recognition system

Bus Rapid Transit and the Potential of the Newly Connected Vehicle

How Drones And Driverless Cars Raise Questions For The Future Of City Services

Intel IoT -- What Does The Internet of Things Mean?


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.


2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.

Transportmetrica A: Transport Science Call for Papers - Deadline: 30 September 2014

EU to require that EVs and hybrids make noise to alert pedestrians

European Commission publishes first EU Transport Scoreboard

Communication Instead of Collision: Research Project Focuses on the Interaction Between Cyclists and Drivers

Smart public transport will only work if the network data is truly open

London's Bike-Share Program Unwittingly Revealed Its Cyclists' Movements for the World to See

Australia & New Zealand

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

International ITS leaders network in Melbourne, May 2, 2014.

Middle East

Middle East and North Africa Transport Congress & Exhibition, -- Dubai, United Arab Emrates, April 27 - 30, 2014.

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.

‘Magic eyes’ will let Abu Dhabi keep the traffic flowing


Singapore: LTA awards S$68m contract for intelligent bus management system

Singapore Government uses Big Data analytics to optimise transport management

“Daaangerrrr!” Fukuoka town experiments with new road markings

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