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Monday, June 30, 2014.

Vol. 54-2014-06-30

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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

2014 Second China Urban Intelligent Traffic Management and Technology Innovation Forum, -- Nanjing, China, July 28 - 29, 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.

17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, -- Qingdao, China, October 8-11, 2014.

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

China's future development trend of ITS

Reviewing of 5th ITS Conference China & 3rd Shenzhen International ITS and Location Base Service Expo

Intelligent Transportation under the background of big data

The coming of "Big Data" will help the storage of traffic monitoring video

Beijing outer loop will create "one-hour traffic circle"

Integration of transit rail systems is facing difficulties for its route extension

China wants to back High Speed 2 and new nuclear

North America

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.

SusTech 2014 -- Portland, Oregon, July 24 - 26, 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

Automakers criticize bill to open part of wireless spectrum reserved for safety

U.S. Local Transit Lines Rush to Introduce Mobile Ticketing

Smart Infrared Inspection System Field Operational Test
The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a report that considers whether the Smart InfraRed Inspection System—a system that collects thermal data on vehicles—could be used for commercial vehicle enforcement inspections.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure and Deployment Barriers and the Potential Role of Private Sector Financial Solution
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has released a report that assesses barriers to the alternative fuel vehicle market as a way to facilitate deployment of the vehicles.

The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a report that discusses the present value of lifetime economic costs of motor vehicle fatalities, injuries, and vehicle damage.

Proof of Concept: GTFS Data as a Basis for Optimization of Oregon’s Regional and Statewide Transit Networks
The Oregon Department of Transportation has released a report that describes the development work conducted to create an open-source software tool that can facilitate more efficient utilization of existing state-wide transit networks.

The BRT Standard
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy has released a report that details an evaluation tool for improving service on bus rapid transit (BRT) systems.

Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S.
The Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University has released a report that presents evaluations of five American cities’ protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks) in terms of their use, perception, benefits, and impacts.

Light Rail Transit / Street Grade Crossing Safety System
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 68: Light Rail Transit / Street Grade Crossing Safety System summarizes the development and testing of an intelligent safety system that records crossing incidents for light rail transit systems.

9 new apps to help you navigate TriMet; Portland's first transit 'hackathon' next week

What Traffic Congestion, Car Speeds Mean for Outdoor Ads

How social media can help improve and redesign transport systems

Google's new Android Auto is like Google Now for your car

Driverless Cars Are Capable of Reducing Urban Traffic by 80 Percent


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.


Transport: EU push for better travel planning solutions

Wireless sensors in traffic cones to protect workers

Road safety: New smartphone app provides information on EU road traffic rules

Driverless Trucks Will Be Commonplace on Dutch Roads By the End of the Decade

VTT: Finland to become a model country for sustainable transport by 2020

Statistics - Public attitudes towards electric vehicles: 2014

Consortium applies to trial autonomous trucks in the Netherlands

Cloud-based software to manage Bracknell’s road network

World’s first conformance test system for V2X and ITS launched

Australia & New Zealand

Middle East

ITS & Road Safety Forum, Qatar 2014, -- Doha, Qatar, September 22 - 23, 2014.

Qatar to deploy ‘smart’ road and drainage system


Toyota’s Internet-linked navigation system anticipates drivers’ needs

Indian ETC system to be implemented by end of year

Philippines gets first RFID-based toll collection system

Career Opportunities

Faculty Jobs in US - multiple faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati. Multiple Faculty Positions in Environment.pdf

Faculty Jobs in China - Tonji University.

Faculty Jobs in Europe - Professorship in Traffic Engineering and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) - Technical University of Denmark.

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