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Monday, July 30, 2012.

Vol. 4-2012-07-16

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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.
CICTP2012 Program At A Glance
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)

The 3rd COTA-World Bank China Transport Forum Integrated Transport Solution in Urban Transport Development: from Global Experience to a Chinese (as a part of the CICTP 2012) Invitation Letter_COTA-WB Forum-July 18.pdf

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

China in Development

The 3rd Guangzhou Transpo -- Guangzhou, China. August 29 - August 31, 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.

The 1st International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2012) -- Beijing, China. December 12 - December 16, 2012.

Twelfth "Five-year" (China) Comprehensive Transportation System Plan.

Call for Comments: 2012 - 2020 Strategices of China ITS Development.

Secrets Behind the 30 Billion Market of the "Electronic-Eyes" Ticketing Industry Chain in China.

Will the ITS Industry Development (in China) be Affected by the Economic Situation?

Intelligent Transportation (in China): Migration from Concept Level to Strategic Level.

Current Status of Freeway Toll Collection System in China and the Enhancement Potential.

Bottlenecks of ITS Development in China.

Cross Region ETC will be the Mainstream in China.

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.

2012 International Transportation Research Information Access Workshop –- Washington, DC, September 12 - 13 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.

Operations Performance Measures: The Foundation for Performance-Based Management of Transportation Operations Programs

Public Roads: Behind the Scenes at TMCs.

Presentations from the Symposium on Integrated Corridor Management: Using Technology and Partnership to Maximize Transportation System Capacity.

AASHTO Bike GuideWebinar Series.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Official’s (AASHTO) Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities serves as a key resource for creating and designing bicycle facilities in the U.S. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and Toole Design Group are offering a free, seven-part webinar series on the updated AAHSTO Bike Guide, which was released in June 2012.

Identifying Issues Related to Deployment of Automated Speed Enforcement.
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies has released a report that reviews the public perception of automatic speed enforcement (ASE) and examines the legal and related political obstacles for deploying ASE in Minnesota.

Mobile Geographic Information System (GIS) Solution for Pavement Condition Surveys.
The Florida Department of Transportation has released a report that reviews the design and implementation of a software-based solution that will improve the data collection processes during pavement condition surveys.

Simplified Techniques for Evaluation and Interpretation of Pavement Deflections for Network-Level Analysis: Guide for Assessment of Pavement Structural Performance for PMS Applications.
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a repot that explores techniques to interpret and evaluate deflection data for network-level pavement management system (PMS) applications. The report also provides information for the assessment of pavement structural performance for PMS applications.

Public Transportation Moves With Analytics.

South America

Telematics Brazil & LATAM 2012 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 12th - 13th 2012.


The 19th ITS World Congress will take place in Vienna, Austria from 22 to 26 October, 2012

Viajeo Final Workshop: Beijing and Shanghai Demo Site Results.

Touch and Go: EU Wants 'Intelligent' Transport Systems.

Commission Launches Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities.

EReg published their second version of the report ‘Road Pricing in Europe’.

Transportation and Medicine: Call for Papers.
IATSS Research is inviting submissions by 30 November 2012 for its special feature on Transportation and Medicine.

Research in Transportation Business & Management

Latest edition of the iCar Support Newsletter.

Live Train Map for the London Underground, (by Matthew Somerville).


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

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

Transportation Future Institute: What are the key considerations for passenger transport station access?


Rio+20 Was A 'Breakthrough' for Transport.

COTA Community

2012 International Workshop on Mobile Source PM2.5 Emmission Controls. -- Beijing, China. December 19 - 20, 2012. Emission Workshop Flyer.pdf

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

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