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Monday, July 01, 2013.

Vol. 28-2013-07-01

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COTA in action

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

China in Development

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 ITS China Annual Meeting, -- Hefei, China, September 26 - 28, 2013.

CNII Reserch Result: Four factors decide the huge potential of ITS market in China.

Metro China 2013 (Beijing), -- Beijing, November 19 - 22, 2013.

Ministry of Transportation is boosting intelligent transportation sensing system

Ministry of Transport: about 97% of the future highway mileage will not be charged

Ministry of Transport: "Intelligent Transportation" is being raised to national strategy

Reviewing of Safety Risks of ITS Development from the Xiamen BRT fire case

North America

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.


NCHRP 03-115 [RFP] Production of a Major Update to the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual

7th Annual Competition and Call for Communications Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Transportation Modeling and Simulation
The TRB Technical Activities Division’s Planning and Environment Group is holding its seventh annual competition to find top methods for communicating transportation concepts to non-professional audiences. Entries, which should focus on best practices in communicating transportation modeling and simulation to the public, are due by August 5, 2013.

Cognitive Distraction: Something to Think About from Recent Studies
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released a report that introduces its study ofexplores drivers performing secondary tasks such as listening to the radio, conversing with a passenger, conversing on a cell phone, and interacting with an advanced speech-to-text system.

Adaptive Collective Routing Using Gaussian Process Dynamic Congestion Models
The Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation Center at Carnegie Mellon University has released a report that explains a model for characterizing congestion conditions that facilitates real-time adaptive routing.

Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LIDAR in Transportation Applications
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 748: Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LIDAR in Transportation Applications presents guidelines for the application of mobile 3D light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology to the operations of state departments of transportation.

Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that explores the feasibility of using movable and reusable boarding and alighting pads at bus stops.

Summary Statistics of Americans’ Support for Public Transportation
The American Public Transportation Association has released a summary of its survey that assesses Americans’ attitudes and opinions toward public transportation in their communities and around the country.

Infographic: Four Distracted Driving Myths.

Infographic: Distracted Driving: Moral Hazards of Motoring Muddled.

Permeable Pavers: Antidote to Urban Heat Effect?

SFMTA Tests Bike/Ped Wayfinding Signs During America’s Cup

91XLs slow recovery from deep recession, survive opening of 5th free lanes

Commuter Rail Ridership Declining Despite Increase in Lines

The ‘driving boom’ is over, What does that mean for urban places, transportation, and policy?

Capital Beltway toll lanes carrying more traffic faster

To Toll or Not: Could the Feds Lift a Ban on Interstate Tolling?

In Cities With Extensive Transit, Areas Near Rail Are Growing Faster

New App Puts Vehicle Safety in Consumers' Hands

How smart technology could change public transit

Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions Between Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality (2nd Edition)

BiModal Glideway - The Future of Commuter and Commercial Transportation

GPS-Controlled Headlights Turn Before You Do


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.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transport Policy - Special Issue on “Economic regulation of transport infrastructure – theory and practices”

Why ride sharing is booming in Europe, but not the US

Germany's car-to-x communication system readies for launch

Networked cars make traffic safer and more efficient

Get Me There – Greater Manchester’s answer to the Oyster Card.

Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050

Real Time Ireland app integrates national transport services

Australia & New Zealand

AITPM National Conference 2013.

International input benefits Australia's 2013 NeTC Forum

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.

Real-time traffic warnings could have prevented UAE's deadliest road smashes

$20mn traffic control system installed in Abu Dhabi

Smart technology 'Re-Addresses' Emirate of Abu Dhabi



5th Annual Telematics Japan 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 8 - 10, 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.

Interview With:Jamshyd Godrej, Best global practices must be emulated

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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