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Monday, July 2, 2012.

Vol. 2-2012-07-02

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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COTA in Action

New Version of COTA Newsletter (Volume 15, No.1) is On-line Now. Newsletter 6 16.pdf

Go to CICTP 2012 -- Great event of the year!
The 12th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals -- Beijing, China. August 3~6, 2012
Nearly thirty conference sessions, including plenary, invited, technical, and special forums are organized to address topics of interests to transportation professionals from governmental, industrial, and academic institutions. The CICTP 2012 Executive and Organizing Committee has invited about 15 internationally recognized, prestigious experts and scholars to deliver talks in keynote and plenary sessions. Other more than 30 internationally well-recognized researchers and engineers are also invited to share their recent research findings and results.
(Submitted by CICTP Executive and Organizing Committee)

China-U.S. Bilateral Forum on Strategic Development of Transportation -- Shanghai, China. August 6-7, 2012

Speakers Solicitation for 2013 TRB-COTA Workshop, Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Washington DC Solicitation for 2013 TRB-COTA Workshop.pdf
2013 TRB-COTA Workshop - "Development of China Sustainable Transportation" will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2013, in Washington DC. TRB ABE90 and COTA are soliciting researchers/experts/speakers to share their in-depth understanding and state-of-the-art/practice development of applicable and adaptive policies and planning strategies, and proven technologies towards sustainable transportation in China, as well as key transportation infrastructure investment programs. This Workshop will be official part of 92nd TRB Annual Meeting Programs.

Tsinghua University will host –the CICTP 2013 in August 2013 at Beijing Jiuhua International Exhibition Center

China in Development

The 3rd ITS Conference China 2012 -- Beijing, China. July 31 - August 1, 2012

ITS Industry in China will invest 380 Billion(RMB) in the next 5 years

ITS Systems Development in Shanghai, China

Slow road construction might contribute to traffic congestion in Chinese Cities.

Traffic problems in China Cities.

Transportation system development in China might bog down in the mire of the "Great Leap Forward" .

North America

Call for Papers: 92nd TRB Annual Meeting
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting Call for Papers

Traffic Technology Today: USDOT issues RFI regarding ‘Nomadic Data Collection Devices’

Wireless Data Collection System for Travel Time Estimation and Traffic Performance Evaluation
The Oregon Department of Transportation has released a report that explores an implementable wireless travel time data collection system.

Improving the Safety and Efficiency of Roadway Maintenance Phase I: Developing a Robotic Roadway Message Painter Prototype
The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies has released a report that examines the development, assembly, and testing of a large-scale prototype for a robotic roadway message painter.

Smart Cities: Intelligent Transportation and Smart Grid Standards for Electrical and Lighting Management Systems

Sharing the Road: Optimizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Vehicle Mobility,4616,7-151-9622_11045_24249-279311--,00.html
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released a report that explores approaches to improving the multimodal aspects of the MDOT transportation network through the use of practices, guidelines, and policies that MDOT engineers can use to design and construct pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile facilities.


Vienna Calling - Video interviews with ITS Stakeholders

euroFOT study demonstrates how driver assistance systems can increase safety and fuel efficiency across Europe

COTA Community

Call for Abstracts for 9th Graduate Academic Forum at Beihang University, China
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beihang University, China) cordially invite international graduate students (non-Chinese citizens only), who are currently studying towards their M.S. and PhD degrees in Civil and Transportation Engineering, to participate in the 9th Graduate Academic Forum of Beihang University, October 9-11, 2012 at Beihang University, Beijing, China.
A number of international graduate students from US, UK, Canada, and European countries have actively participated in the event since it was started in 2004. This forum provides a platform for graduate students from all other countries over the world to share their recent achievements and progresses in research related to the most advanced theories, technologies, and applications in the fields of their interests. The School of Transportation Science and Engineering at Beihang University will host the sub?forum in civil and transportation engineering. Any enrolled graduate student in Civil and/or Transportation Engineering, while PhD student is preferable, is welcome to submit an abstract (either unpublished or published) to Prof. Jun Chen via email by 5:00 PM (US Eastern Time) July 8, 2012. The acceptance notice will be made by July 15th and the full paper will be due on August 25th. The corresponding authors will be invited to deliver a 30-minute presentation at the forum. Each invitee will be covered by Beihang University for his/her international route-trip travel (up to CNY 7,000 – roughly about US$1,100) between a U.S. city and Beijing and also provided with complimentary lodging accommodation and meals during the forum. Some local sightseeing tours will also be arranged in the end of the forum.

Career Development

Michigan Tech University is seeking a Research Associate for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Michigan Tech University is seeking a Research Associate for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.This position will support the civil engineering laboratories for undergraduate education and research, primarily in the civil engineering materials and structural laboratories.
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.

Iteris is seeking Transportation Engineer for its Troy, MI office*ADE543A4A1E9BDD7

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