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Monday, June 17, 2013.

Vol. 27-2013-06-17

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

The COTA bi-weekly e-newsletter, "COTA E-News", has reached her anniversary with 26 issues published.

Happy Birthday to COTA E-News!

The "COTA E-News" is intended to enhance the communications among overseas transportation professionals and their counterparts in China, and promote the networking and collaboration among COTA members and friends.
As a part of birthday celeberation, we prepare a short survey for "COTA E-News". We would like to hear from you all and are looking forward to serve you better in the future. Your support and feedbacks are warmly welcome and highly appreciated!

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COTA in action

COTA E-News Short Survey.

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

China in Development

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.

Summary of presentations from ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen).

"Traffic Information Platform" will draw the blueprint of the city's traffic management

Guizhou province is promoting "Intelligent Transportation" system and is focusing on the priorities of "Internet of Things" and "Traffic Monitoring"

The "Chinese-style" pedestrian crossing is crashing the 200-million-dollar ITS system in Wuhan, China.

"Tidal Lane (Reversible Lane)" and "Regional One-way" policies are in action in Bejing.

Release of the OpenChina-ICT European and Chinese ICT Roadmap Surveys

Governments Move in on Taxi Apps.

North America

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

ITE Webinar: ITE Recommended Practices on Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges, -- June 25.

National Congestion Pricing Conference, -- Seattle, WA, July 9 - 10, 2013.

2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting and Transportation Research Record Call for Papers

RFP: IDEA Program Announcement 2013: Funding Proposals Now Being Accepted

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


U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Policy on Automated Vehicle Development

Read the 2013-14 Workplan for House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit.
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 104: Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit documents U.S. and international use of electronic passenger information signage in terms of the underlying technology, sign technology, characteristics of the information, resources required, and decision processes used to determine its use.

Use of Market Research Panels in Transit.
RB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 105: Use of Market Research Panels in Transit describes the various types of market research panels, identifies issues that researchers should be aware of when engaging in market research and panel surveys, and provides examples of successful market research panel programs.

Lane-Level Vehicle Positioning
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a tech brief sheet that discusses aiding sensors that may be feasible for automotive applications and combinations of sensors that may achieve lane-level positional accuracy.

Smart Pavement Monitoring System
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that documents the development of a self-powered sensor system for continuous structural health monitoring of new or resurfaced asphalt and concrete pavements.

Berkeley Transportation Letter

Transportation Problems and Policy - class blog for USP 456/556 at Portland State University

States shift into high gear with online driving tests.

New Study Shows Three out of Five Pedestrians Prioritize Smartphones over Safety When Crossing Streets.

NYC Study Finds Protected Bicycle Lanes Boost Local Business.

Pedestrian safety: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners.

Intelligent Transport System to improve safety of railway crossings

Apple’s Dash of Your Dreams Could Be a Nightmare for Automakers.

NHTSA: More research needed on risks of driver hands-free texting.


VeSoNets 2013 : The First International Workshop on Vehicular Social Networks.

Call for paper: Models & Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems

ISTTT20 – the 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, -- Noordwijk, the Netherlands, July 17 - July 19, 2013.

hEART2013 -- 2nd Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Stockholm, September 4 - 6 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.

2013 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, December 4 - 5, 2013.

New lauched ERTICO Network

Dublin Congress put the citizens and users needs in the spotlight.

Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe (TIDE) Newsletter #1.

Speed cameras cut injuries by a quarter - RAC research

Australia & New Zealand

Environment Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles, IV'13 Symposium Workshop, -- Gold Coast, Australia, June 23, 2013.

AITPM National Conference 2013.

New Zealand: Intelligent Transport Systems trial launched.

Middle East

ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013, -- St. Regis Doha, Qatar, Septemper 16 - 17, 2013.

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 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.


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.

Singapore: where an intelligent transportation system can work...

Floating by at 311mph: Japanese 'Maglev' bullet train undergoes its first successful test run.

COTA Community

The 2013 International Conference on Transportation

Job Opportunities

Faculty job in China: Shanghai Maritime University - Dean, College of Transport & Communications . [Announcement] [Application Form]

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