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Monday, June 2, 2014.

Vol. 52-2014-06-02

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COTA in action

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

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China in Development

5th ITS Conference China & 3rd Shenzhen International ITS and Location Base Service Expo, -- Shenzhen, June 10 - 12, 2014.

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.

Smart City Expro China 2014, -- Ningbo, Jiangsu, China, - September, 12 - 14, 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.

Ministry of transportation: ITS will be included into the national top-level architecture design

Fifth China satellite navigation academic annual meeting held in Nanjing

APEC connected vehicle and global application colloberation forum

Development status of engineering consulting services in China

Shenzhen ITS Development Status and Future Trends

China's first "park cloud platform" settled in Harbin

Six characteristics of and four operating modes of Chinese smart cities

New mode of smart city in China: "Pudong Mode"

New ITS technology: application of remote public transit monitoring system

Hangzhou: Becoming the most congested city in China, desiring ITS

North America

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.

Safe and Efficient Design for the 21st Century - 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 22 - 24, 2014.

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

COM.DriverlessCar 2014: The 1st International Summit on Driverless Car Computing, -- Washington DC, August 4 - 8, 2014.

International System Safety Training Symposium 2014, -- St. Louis, Missouri, August 4 - 8, 2014.

ITE 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, -- Seattle, Washington, August 10 - 13, 2014.

TRB Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics Committee (AHB45) 2014 Summer Meeting -- Portland, Oregon USA August, 11-13, 2014

ITS in the Heartland & ITS Rural ITS Conference, Branson, Missouri, August 24 - 27, 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.

7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, -- Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2014

New bill would give local communities greater access to federal transportation funds

Exploring Racial Bias in Drivers' Behavior at Pedestrian Crossings
The Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium has released a report that explores drivers’ behavior when African American and White research team members crossed the street as pedestrians. This report is available for no fee after logging onto the site.

A Survey of Public Opinion About Connected Vehicles in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has released a report that examines public opinion of connected vehicle technologies, including levels of awareness of the technologies and the perceived benefits.

Response to Extreme Weather Impacts on Transportation Systems
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 454: Response to Extreme Weather Impacts on Transportation Systems examines eight recent cases of extreme weather in the United States from the perspectives of transportation operations, maintenance, design, construction, planning, communications, interagency coordination, and data and knowledge management.

Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 3: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 3: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance presents the systematic technology reconnaissance, evaluation, and adoption methodology (STREAM).

Red light cameras tough to turn off, despite growing opposition

Partnership to Develop an Integrated Advanced Travel Demand Model with Fine-Grained, Time-Sensitive Networks
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C10B has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Partnership to Develop an Integrated Advanced Travel Demand Model with Fine-Grained, Time-Sensitive Networks that an integration of a disaggregate activity based model with a traffic simulation model in order to to create a new, completely disaggregate model.

Toronto amidst the largest Transit Revolution in North America

DOT electronic billboards hacked across NC, including in Winston-Salem and Mount Airy

Mobile smart form speeds transportation research

Authority: Toll tags could lead to more efficient and easier travel across El Paso

Google is to start building its own self-driving cars

Kids with wheels: Should the unlicensed be allowed to ‘drive’ autonomous cars?

Driverless cars are cool, but the network layer that will run them is even cooler

Are autonomous cars an idea whose time has come?

Driverless cars could cripple law enforcement budgets


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.!

Call for paper: 2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), -- Paderborn, Germany, December 3-5, 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.

New solutions for traffic management

Final Report: "Vulnerability of Transportation System and Evacuation Plan for Coastal Flooding in Climate Change"

Australia & New Zealand

Middle East


COTA Community

Dr, Shanjiang Zhu, Assistant Professor of George Mason University, won Wins International Award for Traffic Congestion Ideas.
George Mason University civil engineering professor Shanjiang Zhu has been honored for his work in reducing city traffic congestion. Zhu, a Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy research fellow at School of Public Policy, was awarded the 2014 Young Researcher of the Year Award by the International Transport Forum (ITF).

Zhu was selected by an international jury of experts for his development of a multidimensional traffic congestion simulation model. His research has created an invaluable and technically sound tool to evaluate policy options for congestion reduction in cities. The award highlights the importance of transportation research for policy formulation. Researchers considered for the award are under 35 and are affiliated with a research institution in one of the 54 member countries of the ITF.

The ITF is an intergovernmental organization for the transportation industry with 54 member countries, serving as a think-tank for transportation policy around the world. Its mission is to help shape the transportation policy agenda on a global level and ensure that it contributes to economic growth, environmental protection, social inclusion and the preservation of human life and well-being.

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