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Monday, August 12, 2013.

Vol. 31-2013-08-12

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION -- COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, CICTP 2013, -- Shenzhen, China, August 13 - 16, 2013.

China in Development

2013 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings2013, -- Beijing, China August 20 - 23, 2013.

Smart City Expro China 2013, -- Ningbo, September 6 - 8, 2013.

8th ITS China Annual Meeting, -- Hefei, China, September 26 - 28, 2013.

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2013.

The 7th Asia (Beijing) International Content Networking Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, March 4 - 6, 2014.

Ministry of Transportation: notice on the promotion of that "transit city" initiatives.

Key to developing Intelligent Transportation - the implementation of "Bus Priority"

Current status and future development visison of traffic signal controllers.

Realtime congestion information - Dalian's intelligent traffic advisory system.

2012 parking management system marketing analysis in China

North America

Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Transportation Planning and Operations, -- Blacksburg, Virginia, September 30 - October 2, 2013.

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data, -- Irvine, California, October 23 - 25, 2013.


7th Annual Competition and Call for Communications Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public: Transportation Modeling and Simulation
The TRB Technical Activities Divisionís 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.

Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture (CVRIA) Public Stakeholder Workshop #1

AGC Education and Research Foundation (AGCERF)scholarship program.

AASHTO Announces 2013 Innovation Initiatives; Geospatial Mapping, Watershed Resources and Automated Traffic Signals Among Topics Advanced

Report: Transit Ticketing via Smartphone Will Triple in Next 5 Year

A Pre-Event Recovery Planning Guide for Transportation
TRBís National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 753: A Pre-Event Recovery Planning Guide for Transportation is designed to help transportation owners and operators in their efforts to plan for recovery prior to the occurrence of an event that impacts transportation systems.

Access to Safer Vehicle Technologies by Young Drivers: Factors Affecting Motor Vehicle Choice and Effects on Crashes
The Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the University of Adelaide, Australia has released a report that explores vehicle choices among young drivers, their access to safer vehicle technologies, and the role that motor vehicle insurance has in shaping those choices.

Modeling Vehicle-to-Vehicle Line of Sight Channels and its Impact on Application-Level Performance Metrics
Carnegie Mellon University has released a report that analyzes line of sight channels in vehicle-to-vehicle communication by using measurements from open space, highway, suburban, and urban environments.

Guidebook for State, Regional, and Local Governments on Addressing Potential Equity Impacts of Road Pricing
This guidebook is designed to assist transportation agencies to better assess and mitigate perceived and potential equity impacts of road pricing projects on local communities, commuters, and system users. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-13-033)

Improving Traffic Signal Operations for Integrated Corridor Management
The Center for Transportation Systems at the University of Minnesota has released a report that explains the Integrated Corridor Management approach to develop a maximum flow-based control model for handling oversaturated traffic conditions at signalized arterials.

Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports

Technology Will Make or Break Oregonís Mileage Tracking Program

Rise in pedestrian deaths may be due to texting while walking,0,643932.story

5 Reasons California's High Speed Rail Is The Best Public Works Project In The United States

Spanish High-Speed Train Crash Offers Safety-System Lessons

Will Mobile Technology Uproot Traditional Taxi Systems?

The Ethics of Saving Lives With Autonomous Cars Are Far Murkier Than You Think


hEART2013 -- 2nd Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation, -- Stockholm, September 4 - 6 2013.

European Transport Conference 2013, -- Frankfurt, Germany, Sept.30 - Oct. 2, 2013

16th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transport System, -- The Hague, The Netherlands, October 6 - 9, 2013.

13th International Conference Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications (ITST-2013), -- Tampere, Finland, November 5 - 7, 2013.

2013 Annual Polis Conference, -- Brussels, December 4 - 5, 2013.

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.

Communication is key as air traffic in Europe is estimated to grow 50% by 2035

Transport for London approves London cab Wi-Fi symbol as study reveals 75% of people more likely to flag down a Wi-Fi taxi.

Implementing innovative and green urban transport solutions.
The European Solutions project on innovative and green urban transport solutions is calling for cities from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean to become involved in the project's innovation activities as leading, take-up or training city.

Re-write traffic rules to make streets cycle-friendly- says London's Mayor (UK)

Variable congestion charges may yield more stable air quality and improved health

Australia & New Zealand

New Zealand city launches new transport operations centre to improve travel conditions

Middle East

ITS and Road Safety Forum Qatar 2013, -- St. Regis Doha, Qatar, Septemper 16 - 17, 2013.

17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition Riyadh, -- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 9 - 13, 2013.


5th Annual Telematics Japan 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 8 - 10, 2013.

20th ITS World Congress TOKYO 2013, -- Tokyo, Japan, October 14 - 18, 2013.

9th Rail World Summit 2013, -- Bangkok, Thailand, October 24 - 25, 2013.

2nd Conference of Transportation Research Group of India (CTRG), -- Agra, India, December 12-15 2013.

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