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Monday, August 12, 2013.

Vol. 31-2013-08-12

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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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

Xi'an Intelligent traffic safety technology & Application Exhibition 2014, -- Xi'an, May 9 - 11, 2013.
http://www.xajtz.com/

The 7th Asia (Beijing) International Content Networking Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, March 4 - 6, 2014.
http://www.wlwexpo.net/

Ministry of Transportation: notice on the promotion of that "transit city" initiatives.
http://www.tranbbs.com/lawcollect/code/lawcollect_119977.shtml


Key to developing Intelligent Transportation - the implementation of "Bus Priority"
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/PTransit/Advisory_120528.shtml

Current status and future development visison of traffic signal controllers.
http://www.tranbbs.com/special/Signal/

Realtime congestion information - Dalian's intelligent traffic advisory system.
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/289/17109/


2012 parking management system marketing analysis in China
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_120424.shtml

North America

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

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data, -- Irvine, California, October 23 - 25, 2013.
http://www.cvent.com/events/7th-international-symposium-on-visualization-in-transportation/event-summary-f2591c7502f34b508b9414a286a7d82c.aspx

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 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
http://www.its.dot.gov/press/2013/cvria_workshop.htm



AGC Education and Research Foundation (AGCERF)scholarship program.
http://scholarship.agc.org/

AASHTO Announces 2013 Innovation Initiatives; Geospatial Mapping, Watershed Resources and Automated Traffic Signals Among Topics Advanced
http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/080213AASHTOTIG.aspx



Report: Transit Ticketing via Smartphone Will Triple in Next 5 Year
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/smartphone-ticketing/




A Pre-Event Recovery Planning Guide for Transportation
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_753.pdf
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
http://casr.adelaide.edu.au/casrpubfile/1408/CASR118.pdf
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
http://utc.ices.cmu.edu/utc/LOS_Channels_Tech_Rep.pdf
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
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop13033/index.htm
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
http://www.its.umn.edu/Publications/ResearchReports/pdfdownload.pl?id=2306
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
http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/169302.aspx


Technology Will Make or Break Oregonís Mileage Tracking Program
http://www.govtech.com/state/Technology-Will-Make-or-Break-Oregons-Mileage-Tracking-Program.html


Rise in pedestrian deaths may be due to texting while walking
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-pedestrian-safety-20130806,0,643932.story



5 Reasons California's High Speed Rail Is The Best Public Works Project In The United States
http://www.carbonated.tv/news/5-reasons-californias-high-speed-rail-is-the-best-public-works-project-in-the-united-states

Spanish High-Speed Train Crash Offers Safety-System Lessons
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ish-high-speed-train-crash&

Will Mobile Technology Uproot Traditional Taxi Systems?
http://www.govtech.com/local/Will-Mobility-Uproot-Traditional-Taxi-Systems.html



The Ethics of Saving Lives With Autonomous Cars Are Far Murkier Than You Think
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/07/the-surprising-ethics-of-robot-cars/



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

European Transport Conference 2013, -- Frankfurt, Germany, Sept.30 - Oct. 2, 2013
http://etcproceedings.org/conference/

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

Transports 2014 Publics - The European Mobility Exhibition, -- Paris, France, June 10 - 12, 2014.
http://www.transportspublics-expo.com/en?goback=.gna_1784344.gde_1784344_member_246267601


Communication is key as air traffic in Europe is estimated to grow 50% by 2035
http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=179698


Transport for London approves London cab Wi-Fi symbol as study reveals 75% of people more likely to flag down a Wi-Fi taxi.
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/08/06/transport-london-approves-london-cab-wi-fi-symbol-study-reveals-75-people-more

Implementing innovative and green urban transport solutions.
http://www.iclei-europe.org/topics/mobility/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)
http://www.eltis.org/index.php?ID1=5&id=60&news_id=4289&back_id=8

Variable congestion charges may yield more stable air quality and improved health
http://www.eltis.org/index.php?ID1=5&id=60&news_id=4279&back_id=8



Australia & New Zealand



New Zealand city launches new transport operations centre to improve travel conditions
http://www.roadtraffic-technology.com/news/newsnew-zealand-city-launches-new-transport-operations-centre-improve-travel-conditions

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


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/

9th Rail World Summit 2013, -- Bangkok, Thailand, October 24 - 25, 2013.
http://www.cdmc.org.cn/2013/rws/

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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