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Monday, July 01, 2013.

Vol. 28-2013-07-01

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COTA in action

COTA E-News Short Survey.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2WTHXWS

COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, CICTP 2013, -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013.
http://www.cictp.org/index.php/cn

China in Development

2013 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013, -- Beijing, China August 20 - 23, 2013.
http://www.china-iot.net/iThings2013.htm

Smart City Expro China 2013, -- Ningbo, September 6 - 8, 2013.
http://www.cnsce.net/

8th ITS China Annual Meeting, -- Hefei, China, September 26 - 28, 2013.
http://www.itschina.org/jtnh/2013.htm

CNII Reserch Result: Four factors decide the huge potential of ITS market in China.
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/ITS/news_117337.shtml

Metro China 2013 (Beijing), -- Beijing, November 19 - 22, 2013.
http://www.metro-china-expo.com/

Ministry of Transportation is boosting intelligent transportation sensing system
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/384/15842/

Ministry of Transport: about 97% of the future highway mileage will not be charged
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=55&id=22795

Ministry of Transport: "Intelligent Transportation" is being raised to national strategy
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-459713.html
http://www.im2m.com.cn/Item/71497.aspx

Reviewing of Safety Risks of ITS Development from the Xiamen BRT fire case
http://www.21its.com/Common/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=2013061815205801298

North America

National Congestion Pricing Conference, -- Seattle, WA, July 9 - 10, 2013.
http://www.etouches.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=63209&

2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting and Transportation Research Record Call for Papers
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/168848.aspx
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/AM/InfoForAuthors.pdf


RFP: IDEA Program Announcement 2013: Funding Proposals Now Being Accepted
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/168304.aspx

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, -- Blacksburg, Virginia, September 30 - October 2, 2013.
http://www.cpe.vt.edu/abmconf/index.html

CALL FOR PAPERS: Innovations in Freight Modeling & Data - INTEGRATING SUPPLY-CHAIN MODELS AND DATA INTO PUBLIC-SECTOR FREIGHT DEMAND MODELING
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/InnovationsinFreightModelingandDataCallforPapers.pdf

NCHRP 03-115 [RFP] Production of a Major Update to the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual
http://apps.trb.org/cmsfeed/TRBNetProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=3577

7th Annual Competition and Call for Communications Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Transportation Modeling and Simulation
http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/169113.aspx
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
https://www.aaafoundation.org/sites/default/files/AAAFTSCompendium.pdf
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
http://utc.ices.cmu.edu/utc/images/fp0211-liu.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_748.pdf
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
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/research-center/Completed_Proj/Summary_PTO/FDOT-BDK80-977-23-rpt.pdf
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
http://www.apta.com/resources/reportsandpublications/Documents/APTA-Survey-Americas-Support-Public-Transportation.pdf
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.
http://ehstoday.com/safety/infographic-four-distracted-driving-myths

Infographic: Distracted Driving: Moral Hazards of Motoring Muddled.
http://www.transportgooru.com/2013/06/infographic-distracted-driving-moral-hazards-of-motoring-muddled/

Permeable Pavers: Antidote to Urban Heat Effect?
http://landscapeonline.com/research/article/17791

SFMTA Tests Bike/Ped Wayfinding Signs During America’s Cup
http://sf.streetsblog.org/2013/06/25/sfmta-tests-bikeped-wayfinding-signs-during-americas-cup/


91XLs slow recovery from deep recession, survive opening of 5th free lanes
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/6597

Commuter Rail Ridership Declining Despite Increase in Lines
http://www.governing.com/columns/urban-notebook/col-commuter-rail-ridership-declining.html


The ‘driving boom’ is over, What does that mean for urban places, transportation, and policy?
http://bettercities.net/article/%E2%80%98driving-boom%E2%80%99-over-20241



Capital Beltway toll lanes carrying more traffic faster
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/6598

To Toll or Not: Could the Feds Lift a Ban on Interstate Tolling?
http://www.governing.com/blogs/fedwatch/gov-could-feds-lift-ban-interstate-tolling.html


In Cities With Extensive Transit, Areas Near Rail Are Growing Faster
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/06/25/in-cities-with-extensive-transit-areas-near-rail-are-growing-faster/



New App Puts Vehicle Safety in Consumers' Hands
http://www.volpe.dot.gov/noteworthy/2013/safercar-app.html

How smart technology could change public transit
http://www.ryerson.ca/news/news/Research_News/20130614_chow.html

Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions Between Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality (2nd Edition)
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/built.htm



BiModal Glideway - The Future of Commuter and Commercial Transportation
http://www.bimodalglideway.com/bmg_white_paper_v1-4.pdf


GPS-Controlled Headlights Turn Before You Do
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/06/2013-audi-a8-leds/

Europe

ISTTT20 – the 20th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, -- Noordwijk, the Netherlands, July 17 - July 19, 2013.
http://www.isttt.net/isttt20/

hEART2013 -- 2nd Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Stockholm, September 4 - 6 2013.
http://www.kth.se/en/abe/centra/cts/heart

16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.
http://www.ieee-itsc13.org/

13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, October 16 - 18, 2013.
http://www.itst2013.org/call-for-papers

2013 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, December 4 - 5, 2013.
http://www.polisnetwork.eu/2013conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: Transport Policy - Special Issue on “Economic regulation of transport infrastructure – theory and practices”
http://www.traspol.polimi.it/TP_call.html


Why ride sharing is booming in Europe, but not the US
http://gigaom.com/2013/06/26/why-ride-sharing-is-booming-in-europe-but-not-the-u-s/

Germany's car-to-x communication system readies for launch
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23027763

Networked cars make traffic safer and more efficient
http://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/short/article/30927


Get Me There – Greater Manchester’s answer to the Oyster Card.
http://manchestergazette.co.uk/get-me-there-greater-manchesters-answer-to-the-oyster-card/

Solving transport headaches in the cities of 2050
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130617-moving-around-in-the-megacity


Real Time Ireland app integrates national transport services
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/digital-life/item/33234-real-time-ireland-app/

Australia & New Zealand

AITPM National Conference 2013.
http://www.aitpm.com.au/



International input benefits Australia's 2013 NeTC Forum
http://www.its-australia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/ITSARelease3NeTC17Jun13.pdf

Middle East

ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013, -- St. Regis Doha, Qatar, Septemper 16 - 17, 2013.
http://www.itsroadsafetyqatar.com/Event.aspx?id=874090


17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 2013.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Call-for-Papers---17th-IRF-World-Meeting---Exhibiton.html?soid=1102899987337&aid=A-mZ_nsSxJ4


Real-time traffic warnings could have prevented UAE's deadliest road smashes
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/real-time-traffic-warnings-could-have-prevented-uaes-deadliest-road-smashes


$20mn traffic control system installed in Abu Dhabi
http://www.albawaba.com/business/traffic-control-uae-502602

Smart technology 'Re-Addresses' Emirate of Abu Dhabi
http://www.ameinfo.com/smart-technology-re-addresses-emirate-abu-dhabi-346543

Africa


Asia

5th Annual Telematics Japan 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 8 - 10, 2013.
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/japan/index.php

20th ITS World Congress TOKYO 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 14 - 18, 2013.
http://www.itsworldcongress.jp/

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.
http://www.trgindia.org/trg_conference_2013/


Interview With:Jamshyd Godrej, Best global practices must be emulated
http://www.trafficinfratech.com/interview-withjamshyd-godrej-best-global-practices-must-be-emulated/

COTA Community

The 2013 International Conference on Transportation
http://www.ic-tr.org/home.aspx

Job Opportunities


Faculty job in China: Shanghai Maritime University - Dean, College of Transport & Communications.
http://www1.shmtu.edu.cn/notes/job20130604.htm [Announcement] [Application Form]

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