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Monday, September 08, 2014.

Vol. 59-2014-09-08

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COTA in action

CALL FOR PAPERS - The 15th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals(CICTP2015) - Abstract Submission Deadline October 1, 2014.

Survey on COTA Student Service: Let's Serve You Better!

China in Development

2014 6th Asia (Beijing) Internaltional Intelligent City Technology and Application Exhibition, -- Beijing, China, September, 16 - 18, 2014.

2014 Second China Urban Intelligent Traffic Management and Technology Innovation Forum, Nanjing, Jiansu, China, September 17-18, 2014.

17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, -- Qingdao, China, October 8-11, 2014.

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.

Modern Reailways 2014, -- Beijing, China, October 28 - 31, 2014.

2014 China (Shandong) International Expro on Intelligent City and Internet of Things, -- Jinan, Shandong, November 7-9, 2014.

2014 Shanghai international satelite navigation technology & equipment expro.

Reviewing: the 6th China International Fair of Traffic Security Products

Innovative Taxi services: design of cloud based Tax system and application

Beijing is fighting for "the most Congested September".

Comparison analysis of five mainstream video mintoring paftforms

Design of roundabout with dedicated bike lane.

CNNIC Report: Baidu is on the top of the map market.

Chinese government is setting up one hundred billion fund in promoting electric car industry

With the increasing demand of transportation, how ITS can help soulve the problems

Alibaba's automotive Internet territory.

Congestion releafing with "Chinese Styles" is a long way to go.

Chinese style dilemma of connected vehicle.

Connected Vehicles - New Marketing Opportunities Brought by Security Technologies.

Shenzhen is planning for higher parking charge.

Two faces of building Intelligent City.

Intelligent Pedestrain Crossing in Russia

Transportation demand is increasing, How the ITS is going to deal with it?

How to Build Integrated ITS Platform

Coordinating development of Connected Networking and Internet

The IoT China 2014 Conference and China Connected Vehicle and ITS Expo and Forum 2014 will be held in Shanghai in October

North America

IBTTA 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, -- Austin, Texas, September 13 - 17 2014.

Call for Abstracts - 2015 AASHTO/TRB Conference on Transportation Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations, Des Moines, Iowa, July 2015.

ITS 3C Summit, -- Mobile, Alabama, September 14-17, 2014.

Call for Abstracts: 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 6-8, 2015.

Shaping the Future for Paratransit - International Paratransit Conference, -- Monterey, CA, October 29-31, 2014.

7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, -- Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2014

Nominations sought for 2015 TRB Outstanding Young Member Award, Deadline October 17, 2014.

NIST kicks off round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge

Smart cars, smart roads seen in nationwide survey as boosting safety, reinventing transportation

Mitigating Work Zone Safety and Mobility Challenges through Intelligent Transportation Systems

A Framework for Improving Travel Time Reliability
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L17 has released a has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled A Framework for Improving Travel Time Reliability that describes the results of a project designed to identify and enhance the dissemination of transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O) information.

Pilot Testing of SHRP 2 Reliability Data and Analytical Products: Southern California Pilot Site
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L38 has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of a report that tested SHRP 2's reliability analytical products at a Southern California pilot site. The Southern California site focused on two freeway facilities: I-210 in Los Angeles County and I-5 in Orange County. The pilot testing demonstrates that the reliability analysis tools have the potential for modeling reliability impacts but require some modifications before they are ready for use by agencies.

Effectiveness of Safety and Public Service Announcement Messages on Dynamic Message Signs

Study: Tweets during 2013 Colorado floods gave engineers valuable data on infrastructure damage

How Technology Can End Highway Fatalities,2817,2467284,00.asp

This Life-Saving App Will Let Drivers Know When Bikes Are Near Their Cars

This Seat Belt Could Stop You From Falling Asleep At The Wheel

Point of Law: Do 'safe passing' regulations really make it safer for cyclists if they're not enforced?

Now we have scientific proof that bikeshare makes your city cleaner


This is what the future of a drone-filled America could look like

Vehicle-to-Vehicle: 7 Things to Know About Uncle Sam's Plan

Google’s driverless car might not be completely self driving anymore

A driverless car “utopia” could soon be here, and this company will be behind it

Point-to-Point Car-Share Service Car2Go Getting Ready to Launch in Brooklyn


eCall Days Germany 2014, -- Berlin, Germany, 16 and 17 September 2014 and Workshop 18 September 2014

Mobility Technology - 5th Iberian Congress of Parking and Mobility, -- Lisboa, Portugal, September 17 - 19, 2014.

International Conference on Connected Vehicles, -- Brussels, September 18, 2014

2014 European Transport Conference, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014

Call for paper: 2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), -- Paderborn, Germany, December 3-5, 2014.

European Transport Conference 2014, -- Frankfurt, Germany, September 29 - October 1, 2014.


2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.


ConnecteDriver, -- Brussels, January 28 - 29, 2015.

London to get hybrid buses that could charge wirelessly

Urban mobility in transition?

Greater safety and security at Europe's train stations

Australia & New Zealand

Queensland brings GPS ambulance tracking to the public

Middle East

Gulf Traffic, -- Dubai, December 8-10, 2014.


1st IRF Asia Regional Congress, -- Bali, Indonesia, November 17-19, 2014

COTA Community

Call for Abstract: 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Deadline: October 24, 2014.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Transportation on “Catastrophic Event Management.”

COTA Call for Paticipation

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