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Monday, September 22, 2014.

Vol. 60-2014-09-22

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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

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.

There are 130 million vehciles in China now.

62 small cities have been idetified for the pilot of new type of urbanlization

Implementation status of twelve "five-year plan" of traffic management information technology

Tranbbs ITS Industry Index - August 2014

Microsoft Research Asia: wake up sleepy data in Beijing - using "Big Data" challenging Beijing problems

How Internet will re-struct logistics?

Traffic congestion in China causes 250 billion Yuan economic loss per year, ITS might be the cure

Vision of "Internet of Things" application in public security area.

14th ITS Asia Pacific Forum, Nanjing, China, April 27 - 29, 2015.

Electronic Police: Legend and reality

New policies in promoting new energy vehicle.

6 critical questions in Beijing's traffic signal control

10 years: migration of traffic data connection technologies.

ITS vehcile detection technologies and researches in China.

Urban congestion releasing: technical supporting from 6 modules of ITS

First full digitalized connected vehcile is built in China

Commercial vehcicle based Wifi: good stories, but needs good business modes

Eastern lane of "Pan-Asia" railroad will be opened for operation soon.

City in China tests sidewalk lane for cell phone users

North America

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

Provide Feedback on the Proposed Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2015 Guidance for Connected Vehicles, and the Potential Formation of a V2I Deployment Coalition (Submit comments through Friday, November 14, 2014).

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces New Initiative to Enhance Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

MDOT partners with GM, Ford and the University of Michigan on country's largest deployment of connected vehicle and highway technologies

News from ITS World Congress
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Managing Catastrophic Transportation Emergencies: A Guide for Transportation Executives
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 206: Managing Catastrophic Transportation Emergencies: A Guide for Transportation Executives provides guidance to new chief executive officers (CEOs) about the roles and actions that CEOs take during emergency events.

Final Report: National Connected Vehicle Field Infrastructure Footprint Analysis

A Lexicon for Conveying Travel Time Reliability Information
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L14 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled A Lexicon for Conveying Travel Time Reliability Information that includes a glossary of terms designed to convey travel time reliability information to travelers so that such information can be understood and used in a way that influences their travel choices, but does not present a safety hazard.

Air Traffic Control System: Selected Stakeholders' Perspectives on Operations, Modernization, and Structure
The 76 aviation industry stakeholders with whom GAO spoke were generally positive regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) operation of the current air traffic control (ATC) system but identified challenges about transitioning to the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System (NextGen).

Understanding the Contributions of Operations, Technology, and Design to Meeting Highway Capacity Needs

Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability

Teenage Drivers' Cars Are not Safe Enough, a New Study Says

Want To Be A Better Boston Driver? Now There’s An App For That

SCOOT: The traffic lights that count pedestrians

HERE works with SWARCO on the next generation of traffic lights

Fine-tuning the future flow and protection of trucking data

Radar system could alert drivers to wildlife

GM makes a U-turn on the connected car highway, leaning heavily on Google, Apple for apps

[INFOGRAPHIC] Autonomous Cars Could Save The US $1.3 Trillion Dollars A Year


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


Call for papers: 18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.

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

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.

Calibration of Macroscopic Traffic Flow Model for Nepalese Roads
Rapid development of transportation network and high dependency on automobiles give rise to the evolution of various traffic flow theories. Macroscopic traffic flow models highlight the relationship between speed, flow and density, which has great importance from standpoint of highway planning, design and operation. It also provides quantitative estimates of the change in speed as a function of anticipated changes in traffic demand. Calibration and validation of various macroscopic models is the first step towards creating theoretical background for successful planning and design.
In context of Nepal, calibration of macroscopic model was not done till date, thus this research work try to address it and recommend the best model based on calibration and validation.

Russian Transport Ministry authorized to create ERA-GLONASS system

Government's ?50m travel-planning website, Transport Direct, to close

Cooperative Self - Organizing System for low Carb on Mobility at low Penetration Rates

Ditching cars for buses, bikes best way to cut city pollution : study

Australia & New Zealand

2016 Asia Pacific Student Excellence Scholarship Program

23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October 10 - 14, 2016.

Middle East

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


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

Singapore bids to host global transport congress in 2019

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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