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Monday, October 06, 2014

Vol. 61-2014-10-06

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COTA in action

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

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

China in Development

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.

9th China Intelligent Transport Annual Meeting, Guangzhou, November, 11 - 14, 2014.

2014 Shanghai international satelite navigation technology & equipment expro.

Intelligent City raises the threshold of ITS marketing.

Beijing is losing 70 billion Yuan each year due to traffic congestion.

Planning of comprehensive transportation hub must solve three common issues

Yangtze River Economic Belt comprehensive three-dimensional transportation corridor plan (2014-2020) - rail road

Ministry of Transportation: Promoting new energy vehicle in three major territories.

Ministry of Transportation: new energy bus will dominate 30% more.

National Development and Reform Comission: It is necessary to build feature oriented intelligent city.

"Word Car Free Day" turns into "congestion day".

Urban planning needs to guide city's development.

It is necessary to setup nationwide standards and application of automobile electronic identity system

Study and practice of marketing mode for traffic information system development.

Comparison analysis of "Big Data" and "Internet of Things"

Ningbo, New devices for freeway monitoring

North America

AERIS Team Conducting Free Public Workshop on Connected Vehicle Environmental Applications, Washington, DC, October 22nd, 2014.

NHI Real Solutions - Active Demand Management (ADM) - Web Conference, October 22nd, 2014.

Telematics West Coast 2014, San Diego, CA, October 30 - 31, 2014.

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.

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).

FTA: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning, Closed Date: 11/3/2014.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program Inviting Select Cities and Countries to Compete for Funding and Support

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Answers the Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Upcoming Connected Vehicle Pilots Program

Frequently Repeating Safety Messages Can Help Change Driver Behavior

“Big Three” Highway Safety Challenges Top State Safety Chief’s Agenda

Model Long-Range Transportation Plans: A Guide for Incorporating Performance-Based Planning
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that informs different types of transportation agencies about effective practices for incorporating performance-based planning for development of a long-range transportation plan.

Automated Transit Networks (ATN): A Review of the State of the Industry and Prospects for the Future
The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that explains automated transit network (ATN) technology, the current status of ATN suppliers, the prospects for a U.S.-based ATN industry, and other issues related to planning and funding ATN systems.

Integrating Airport Geographic Information System (GIS) Data with Public Agency GIS

Improving work-zone safety for visually impaired pedestrians

DOT investigates license plate readers for traffic safety

Traffic Roundabouts Present Steep Learning Curves for Some Localities

Reform Transport Engineering: Expand Beyond Just Roadway Level of Service (LOS) Ratings

New Report Shows How to Reduce Vehicle Pollution, Create Financial Savings on a Global Scale

Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

Google’s Waze announces government data exchange program with 10 initial partners

California Is A Long Way From Driverless Cars, Consumer Watchdog Tells Insurance Commissioner; Urges Focus On Immediate Concerns Of Privacy And Auto Safety

Could pay-to-play lanes solve urban gridlock?

Combine Uber With Driverless Cars, and Nine Out of Ten Vehicles Become Obsolete

How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future

Google releases developer guidelines for the Android Auto apps


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.

Tomorrow's cities - the lamp-posts watching every move

Europe’s major motorbike firms go high-tech to cut accidents

Australia & New Zealand

2016 Asia Pacific Student Excellence Scholarship Program

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

City of Auckland, New Zealand Selects HP to Drive Groundbreaking Future Cities Initiative

New plan for smart road transport

Middle East

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


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

Thailand to consider electronic tags for tourists following double murder®ion=2&m_id=_rnvY!nn&w_id=10321&news_id=2013438

LTA calls tender for Singapore's next generation ERP system - See more at:

Career Development

Faculty Job in US: Faculty Position in Next Generation Transportation Systems, University of Michigan

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.”

7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Dec. 15, 2014.

Dear TDM Researchers and/or Practitioners:

We're pleased to announce the deadline for Abstracts/Papers submission for the 7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management has now been extended to Dec. 15, 2014. The symposium will be held in Tucson Arizona, USA, April 13-15, 2015, with the theme of "Dynamics of Travel Demand Management." The goal of this conference is to connect the domestic and international TDM research and practice communities to spark ideas that inspire the present and future direction of TDM in urban mobility. The conference will feature both an academic track and an industrial track.
This email is our call for abstracts to be considered for presentation, and call for papers for consideration of both presentation & publication at the 2015 TDM symposium. More information is below. I encourage you to submit your research and register to attend this event. On behalf of the organizing committee, we're pleased to be bringing this renowned conference to the U.S. for the first time, and we're looking forward to seeing active researchers and practitioners like yourself in Tucson, Arizona next year!

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