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COTA E-News

Monday, July 15, 2013.

Vol. 29-2013-07-15

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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. Your support and feedbacks are warmly welcome and highly appreciated!

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COTA in action

We Want to hear from you all -- COTA E-News Short Survey.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2WTHXWS

Call for participation -- 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

Ministry of Transport: Low carbon concept is used in freeway design
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_118968.shtml

The future investment hotspots of urban ITS
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/ITS/Advisory_118878.shtml

Development trendecy of high resolution electronic police system in China
http://www.tranbbs.com/application/police/application_118911.shtml

Intelligent traffic control gloves: "new weapons" for the traffic police
http://www.im2m.com.cn/Item/70938.aspx

Shenzhen ITS system development status
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=66&id=22564

China plans world's longest sea tunnel at $42 billion -report
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/11/us-china-tunnel-idUSBRE96A0EK20130711

BRT in China & Asia - China Bus Rapid Transit
http://www.chinabrt.org/defaulten.aspx

Guangzhou’s BRT: Revolutionizing Perceptions of Bus Travel in China
http://thecityfix.com/blog/guangzhous-brt-revolutionizing-perceptions-of-bus-travel-in-china/

North America

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


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

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.





Transportation Data Palooza Agenda
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/events/datap_agenda.cfm

Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked?
http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/98098/102947.pdf?sequence=1
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has released a report that examines trends in the numbers of light-duty vehicles in the U.S. fleet.

Volpe News: New App Puts Vehicle Safety in Consumers' Hands, Volpe’s Unique Simulator Revolutionizes Breathalyzer Evaluation, and more
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOTVOLPE/bulletins/7eb0d8
Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, has released the latest edition of its newsletter designed to feature events and research produced by the Center. Part of the U.S. DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Volpe staff partner with public and private organizations to assess the needs of the transportation community, evaluate research and development, assist in the deployment of transportation technologies, and inform decision- and policy-making.

Active Traffic Management for Arterials
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_syn_447.pdf
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 447: Active Traffic Management for Arterials explores practices associated with the design, implementation, and operation of active traffic management (ATM) on arterial roadways.

Investigating Regional Dynamic Traffic Assignment Modeling for Improved Bottleneck Analysis: Final Report
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/0-6657-1.pdf
The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin has released a report that addresses dynamic traffic assignment modeling on roadway networks as a way to improve vehicular flow patterns.

Use of Advance Geospatial Data, Tools, Technologies, and Information in Department of Transportation Projects
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_syn_446.pdf
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 446: Use of Advance Geospatial Data, Tools, Technologies, and Information in Department of Transportation Projects that explores the development, documentation, and introduction of advanced geospatial technologies within departments of transportation.



495 Capital beltway toll lanes see leap in traffic & $s in June quarter from weak first months
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/6630

High Speed Rail Learning System
http://www.rail-learning.mtu.edu/

TIGER to power Port of Northern Montana Multimodal Hub Center
https://www.dot.gov/fastlane/tiger-power-port-northern-montana-multimodal-hub-center




Is climate change making cities wealthier and healthier?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/climate-change-cities-healthy-wealthy


Three different paths to infotainment taken by Detroit Three
http://www.freep.com/article/20130701/BUSINESS01/307010065


Opening of new east span of San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge postponed because rework needed
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/6626


Unclean at Any Speed - Electric cars don’t solve the automobile’s environmental problems
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/unclean-at-any-speed







North American Fatigue Managment Program (NAFMP)
http://www.nafmp.com/en/





Europe

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, November 5 - 7, 2013.
http://www.itst2013.org/

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


Google Maps gets biking directions for Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein
http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/05/27/google-maps-gets-biking-directions-for-germany-france-poland-ireland-luxembourg-and-liechtenstein/



New issue of "Traffic Technology International" - June/July 2013
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b1aca1bc#/b1aca1bc/1

What does the UK public think about transport?
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/209890/bsa-2012.pdf
The UK Department of Transport has published an interesting new survey on public attitudes towards transport, including congestion, cycling, mobile phone use and speed cameras

ERTICO EMagazine -Special ITS Dublin editiion
http://issuu.com/ertico/docs/emagazine_july_final_lr4?e=1886272/3939857

Australia & New Zealand

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


Look before you leave - VicRoads website now a one-stop-shop for traffic information.
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/NewsRoom/News+Releases/VicRoadsWebsiteNowAOneStopShopForTrafficInformation.htm

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



Kuwait move to improve Traffic Demand Management, Road Safety and Enforcement.
http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=11757
A new move by the Kuwait Government is intended to improve Traffic Demand Management, Enhance Road Safety, Strengthen Traffic enforcement, Build Integrated Information System and conduct Institutional Reform to overcome the escalating problem of road accidents and congestion. The UNDP Kuwait invites all interested government agencies and firms to tender for the project - Development of Web-Based Traffic Demand Management, Road safety and Enforcement Project (TREP) 2013-2015 for the State of Kuwait.

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/


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