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Monday, August 26, 2013.

Vol. 32-2013-08-26

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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China in Development

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/

First aerial based incident information fast acquisition system
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/367/17613/

37 cities in China have parking advisory systems
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_112603.shtml

Safety issues of traffic light application in China.
http://www.tranbbs.com/application/signal/application_121445.shtml

Comparison of the status of traffic management between China and Japan.
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/cnnews/news_121451.shtml

The future of intelligent urban traffic networking.
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/376/17564/

Problem of "E-police" operation mode in China
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/376/17504/

Where is the road (infrastructure) that can support the driveless vehicles.
http://www.cpsits.com/bencandy/369/17547/

New bus based "e-police" system in Shanghai
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=4&id=24940

North America

81st Annual Meeting & Exhibition - Moving Smaarter: How Tolling Meets the Challenge, -- Vancouver, BC CANADA, September 22 - 25, 2013
http://www.ibtta.org/Events/EventDetailWithVideo.cfm?ItemNumber=6534&RDtoken=63602&userID=

Connected Vehicle Public Meeting, -- Arlington, VA, September 24 - 26, 2013.
http://www.itsa.org/connectedvehicleworkshop

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

The 2nd International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2013), -- Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2-6, 2013.
http://www.iccve.org/

Transportation Secretary Foxx: States and Local Governments Need to Step Up Too
http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/transportation-nation/2013/aug/02/sec-foxx-talks-transportation-reporters/


6 Questions States Need to Ask About Self-Driving Cars
http://www.govtech.com/state/6-Questions-States-Should-Ask-About-Driverless-Cars.html

Successfully Managing Traffic Incidents Is No Accident
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/13julaug/05.cfm



International Intelligent Transportation World Congress Selects Montreal as 2017 Host
http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/itsa/itsa082213.php

Americans Growing Less Concerned about Dangerous Driving Behaviors
http://newsroom.aaa.com/2013/08/americans-growing-less-concerned-about-dangerous-driving-behaviors/




Improving our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp2/SHRP2_S2-C04-RW-1.pdf
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-C04-RW-1: Improving our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand includes mathematical descriptions of the full range of highway user behavioral responses to congestion, travel time reliability, and pricing. The descriptions included in the report were achieved by mining existing data sets. The report estimates a series of nine utility equations, progressively adding variables of interest.

A Context Aware Transit Navigator
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/IDEA/FinalReports/Transit/Transit65.pdf
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 65: A Context Aware Transit Navigator explores a real-time transit navigation system. The system integrates the route- planning and real-time tracking functionality with a real-time, context-aware application that can be accessed by an end-user’s smartphone.

Role of Transit Service Providers in Land Development
http://reconnectingamerica.org/assets/Uploads/20130726RoleTransitProvidersLandDevelopment.pdf
Reconnecting America has released a report that discusses a cost-benefit analysis from financial reports of two agencies known for their involvement and investment in land development.

Review of Factors that Influence Airport-Intercity Passenger Rail Connectivity
http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/656553.pdf
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report that discusses the scope, benefits, and costs of air-rail connectivity; factors affecting the development and use of air-rail connectivity; and potential strategies to improve air-rail connectivity.

Flexible Carpooling to Transit Stations
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/IDEA/FinalReports/Transit/Transit61.pdf
TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 61: Flexible Carpooling to Transit Stations explores a flexible carpooling service designed to increase carpooling to transit stations.



Beyond counting cars: Transportation planners embrace big data
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/08/beyond_counting_cars_transport_1.html






N.J. red-light cameras ensnaring motorists with quick yellow lights, lawmaker says
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/nj_red-light_cameras_ensnaring_motorists_with_quick_yellow_lights_lawmaker_says.html





Gov. Deval Patrick pushes all-electronic tolling for Massachusetts Turnpike, ending need for toll collectors
http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/gov_deval_patrick_pushes_all-e.html








Experts Predict When Cars Will Drive Autonomously During LA Auto Show/Connected Car Expo Press Days November 19-21
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/experts-predict-when-cars-will-drive-autonomously-during-la-auto-showconnected-car-expo-press-days-november-19-21-220675621.html#!


Tomorrow’s Car Will See Around Corners And Have Outside Airbags
http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tomorrow-s-car-will-see-around-corners-and-have-outside-airbags


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

MOBiNET Stakeholder Workshop - Help design the future Internet of Mobility, -- Tuesday, 17 September 2013.
http://www.erticonetwork.com/events/eventdetail/64/-/mobinet-stakeholder-workshop-help-design-the-future-internet-of-mobility

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

Exclusive Interviews from Telematics Thought Leaders
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/munich/premium-content.php

HS2 costs could mean rail nightmare, says Darling
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23808993#!



Australia & New Zealand


How to be a better transport professional
http://transport-futures.com/2013/08/transport-professional/

Analytics helping ‘smart’ Sydney Airport get off the ground
http://www.zdnet.com/analytics-helping-smart-sydney-airport-get-off-the-ground-7000019146/

Robotic Work Zone Flaggers
http://noflaggers.com/PR130816/DEFAULT.HTML

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/

South Korean road wirelessly recharges OLEV buses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23603751

Vietnam taps Big Data to avoid China’s traffic catastrophe
http://qz.com/115427/vietnam-taps-big-data-to-avoid-chinas-traffic-catastrophe/


Career Opportunities

Job in US: Transportation Engineering Position - Rutgers University
http://careers.asce.org/jobs/#/detail/5618120/1,false

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