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Monday, July 16, 2012.

Vol. 3-2012-07-16

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COTA in Action

Book Your Calender - 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.

China in Development

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

7th China Annual Conference and International Exhibition on ITS -- Beijing, China. Setp. 26 - 28, 2012.

7th China Asphalt Summit -- Shanghai, China. Oct. 26 - 28, 2012.

The 6th Annual City-Rail 2012 -- Shanghai, China. Nov. 28 - 30, 2012.

Five Major Direction Changes of ITS Development in China.

The Metropolitan Development Report in China 2011: the Parking Problem in Chinese Cities.

Why Foreign ITS Solutions Might not Work Well in China.

How the Enterpise Getting Involved in the ITS Marketing Game in China.

The First Intelligent Parking Guidance System in Beijing.

New Development of Multimodel Transportation in China.

China is Going to Add 100K Kilometers Highway Yearly in its Twelveth Five-year Plan.

The Status of Shenzhen ITS Dystem Development.

North America

Call for Papers: 92nd TRB Annual Meeting (Dateline: August 1, 2012)
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting Call for Papers

ITE Annual Meeting & Exhibit 2012 -- Atlanta, Georgia. August 12 - 15, 2012.

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data -- Irvine, California. October 23 - 25, 2013.
TRB is sponsoring the 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data on October 23-25, 2013, in Irvine, California. The conference is designed to explore future research needs as well as recent findings, new methods, and new software related to visualization in transportation and data.

PON 2584 Advanced Transportation Technologies.
This New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2584 seeks proposals to support development, demonstration, and commercialization of innovative transportation products, systems and services. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their energy, environmental and economic development benefits. NYSERDA funding available is $3,000,000. All, or none, of the available funds may be awarded.

Perceived and Actual Wait Time Measurement at Transit Stops Using Bluetooth.
Transportation Northwest (TransNow) has released a report that explores the perceived and actual wait times of transit users who received real-time transit information via devices other than public display signs.

Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security.
The National Research Council has released a report that examines the health and competitiveness of our nation's research universities. These institutions have a strong partnership with government and industry that is critical to the nation's prosperity and national goals.

New Guideline Helps States Better Collect Crash Data.

AirSage™ Partners with Citilabs to Deliver the World’s First Cloud-Based Transportation and Traffic Analytics Solution: Cube Cloud.

Eric Schmidt: Google Self-Driving Cars Should Become The Predominant Mode Of Transport In Our Lifetime.

South America

BRT Systems in Brazil: Latest Developments.


ˆ65 Million in EU Funding Available for Environmentally-friendly Freight Projects.
The European Union is funding through the Marco Polo programme new transport services which shift freight from Europe's congested roads onto rail, short-sea shipping routes and inland waterways, or which avoid road transport. The available budget for the 2012 Call is ˆ64.6 million. Applications have to be submitted by Sept. 21, 2012.

A Challenging Start towards the EU 2020 Road Safety Target: 6th Road Safety PIN Report.
The European Transport Safety Council has released an annual report that provides an overview of Europe’s performance in three areas of road safety.

Presentation Available: Intelligent Transport Systems - Workshop linked to the Directive 2010/40/EU ("ITS Directive") "Road Safety Related Minimum Universal Traffic Information".

Warsaw Most Congested City in Europe - TomTom Launches Quarterly Congestion Index to Identify and Address Congestion Hot Spots across Europe.

TfL Draft Annual Report States that SCOOT Contributes to 12.7% Reduction in Delays.
Among other interesting information, it notes that SCOOT is now in use at 40% of London’s traffic signals and has contributed to an average 12.7% reduction in delays.

The Latest Impact Factor Figures for Elsevier's Transportation Journals.


25th ARRB Conference -- Perth, Western Australia. September 23 - 26, 2012.

35th ATRF Annual Conference -- Perth, Western Australia. September 26 - 28, 2012.

Transportation Future Institute: How Can We Improve Public Transport Users Perceptions?

Middle East

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