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Monday, April 22, 2013.

Vol. 23-2013-04-22

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COTA in action

COTA International Confrence of Transportation Professionals, CICTP 2013, -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013.

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.

Limitations deplay the ITS development in China in 2013.

Overviewing of intelligent public transportation status in 8 major cities in China.

Difficulties of promoting intelligent public transportation in China for congestion releasing.

First national connected vehicle industrial base is settled in Tongzhou district of Beijing.

"Big Data" solution for intelligent transportation.

Shanghai is to test public transportation forecasting system.

City of Qingdao is ptomoting a new type of traffic sign for fog days.

North America

First-ever Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture Workshop in San Jose, California, -- San Jose, California, April 30 Ė 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.

2013 Freeway & Managed Lane Operations Meeting and Conference, -- Atlanta, Georgia, June 23 - 26, 2013.

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

President Obama unveils 2014 budget proposal.
President Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget request today, calling for increased infrastructure investment including $40 billion for a 'Fix-it-First' program and $10 billion "to help spur State and local innovation in infrastructure development." The president is repeating his call for establishment of a National Infrastructure Bank and funding for new high-speed rail corridors and the Next Generation Air Transportation System. The plan would fund surface transportation programs at MAP-21 levels. As with previous proposals, the president is seeking to offset new expenditures through savings from ramping down overseas military operations. Highlights of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) budget request are online.

Guidelines on the Use of Auxiliary Through Lanes at Signalized Intersections.
TRBís National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 707: Guidelines on the Use of Auxiliary Through Lanes at Signalized Intersections provides guidelines to help in the justification, design, and analysis of auxiliary through lanes (ATLs) at signalized intersections.

Travel Reliability Inventory for Chicago.
Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois has released a report that discusses how state departments of transportation can document and monitor the reliability performance of their highway networks by using a computer tool called the Travel Reliability Inventory for Chicago.

Multipath Signal Phase and Timing Broadcast Project
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has released a report that discusses the Multipath Broadcast Projectís Safe Green Passage traffic signal application for providing speed guidance to an approaching driver passing through an upcoming traffic signal.

Online Traffic Simulation Service for Highway Incident Management
TRBís second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for SHRP 2 Reliability IDEA Project L-15C: Online Traffic Simulation Service for Highway Incident Management describes Relteq Harmony, a decision support system that transportation network operators may use to help determine possible responses to traffic events. The system is designed to help in the evaluation of operational strategies including improved traffic signal timing, freeway ramp metering, variable speed limits, flexible lane assignments, and alternative routing.

Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability
TRBís second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L02 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability that describes what reliability is and how it can be measured and analyzed.

Vehicle Classification Using Mobile Sensors

Designing for Transportation Management and Operations: A Primer.

Effect of Smart Growth Policies on Travel Demand.

California High-Speed Rail: An Updated Due Diligence Report.
The Reason Foundation has released a report that examines changes in Californiaís plan for a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles by reviewing revised documentation, business plans, and public statements issued between 2008 and late 2012.

Computer simulations of future air traffic management system is aim of NASA SMART-NAS solicitation May 1.

Terms for traffic circles cause confusion, as Maine roundabouts increase.

Wireless "smart skin" sensors to provide remote monitoring of infrastructure.

guest post: nate wessel on why google transit will never be enough for small to medium-sized systems.

GM to launch in-car app shop and support it with 4G.


Call for paper: TRA 5th Conference

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

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

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

Elsevier - Call for paper: Analytic Methods in Accident Research.

Elsevier - Research in Transportation Economics

Elsevier Open Access Paper - The impact of urban development patterns on travel behaviour: Lessons learned from a British metropolitan region using macro-analysis and micro-analysis in addressing the sustainability agenda.

Traffic Technology International, - February/March 2013.

Australia & New Zealand

AITPM National Conference 2013.

March 2013 World Transit Research Newsletter

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.


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.


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

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

20th ITS World Congress TOKYO 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 14 - 18, 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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