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Monday, October 06, 2014

Vol. 61-2014-10-06

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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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.
http://www.cota-home.org/Events_CICTP.html

Survey on COTA Student Service: Let's Serve You Better!
http://ucbpsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e8JziCFOuLQTNyt

China in Development

5th IOT China and CV & ITS China Exhibition, -- Shanghai, China, October 28 - 29, 2014.
http://www.iotconference.com/

Modern Reailways 2014, -- Beijing, China, October 28 - 31, 2014.
http://www.modernrailways.com.cn/

2014 China (Shandong) International Expro on Intelligent City and Internet of Things, -- Jinan, Shandong, November 7-9, 2014.
http://www.zhcsblh.com/index.asp

9th China Intelligent Transport Annual Meeting, Guangzhou, November, 11 - 14, 2014.
http://it9th.gditsa.org/
http://www.itschina.org/jtnh/2014.htm

2014 Shanghai international satelite navigation technology & equipment expro.
http://www.navigationfair.com/


Intelligent City raises the threshold of ITS marketing.
http://www.tranbbs.com/news/View/news_146045.shtml

Beijing is losing 70 billion Yuan each year due to traffic congestion.
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/Evaluate/Advisory_145997.shtml

Planning of comprehensive transportation hub must solve three common issues
http://www.tranbbs.com/Advisory/TPlan/Advisory_145986.shtml

Yangtze River Economic Belt comprehensive three-dimensional transportation corridor plan (2014-2020) - rail road
http://www.zhinengjiaotong.com/news/show-461452.html

Ministry of Transportation: Promoting new energy vehicle in three major territories.
http://www.21its.com/news/zhengce/2014-09-17/36236.html

Ministry of Transportation: new energy bus will dominate 30% more.
http://www.21its.com/news/zhengce/2014-09-29/36689.html

National Development and Reform Comission: It is necessary to build feature oriented intelligent city.
http://www.21its.com/news/zhengce/2014-09-01/35726.html

"Word Car Free Day" turns into "congestion day".
http://www.21its.com/news/shidian/2014-09-23/36431.html

Urban planning needs to guide city's development.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=171&id=40737

It is necessary to setup nationwide standards and application of automobile electronic identity system
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=171&id=40657

Study and practice of marketing mode for traffic information system development.
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=40704

Comparison analysis of "Big Data" and "Internet of Things"
http://www.its114.com/bencandy.php?fid=64&id=40452

Ningbo, New devices for freeway monitoring
http://www.21its.com/news/zixun/2014-09-30/36721.html

North America

AERIS Team Conducting Free Public Workshop on Connected Vehicle Environmental Applications, Washington, DC, October 22nd, 2014.
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=b666f954-315c-49ab-9620-92f20b5a29af&c=77da6f90-5104-11e3-8e6b-d4ae52a4597c&ch=7a7c1c80-5104-11e3-8e6c-d4ae52a4597c

NHI Real Solutions - Active Demand Management (ADM) - Web Conference, October 22nd, 2014.
http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/viewconference.aspx?webconfid=27938

Telematics West Coast 2014, San Diego, CA, October 30 - 31, 2014.
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/west-coast/

Shaping the Future for Paratransit - International Paratransit Conference, -- Monterey, CA, October 29-31, 2014.
http://www.cvent.com/events/shaping-the-future-for-paratransit/event-summary-412e7b4752bf41f58e038909c0864c92.aspx

7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, -- Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2014
http://ctscience.org/node/24

Nominations sought for 2015 TRB Outstanding Young Member Award, Deadline October 17, 2014.
http://yptransportation.org/2014/08/18/nominations-sought-for-2015-trb-outstanding-young-member-award/

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).
http://www.its.dot.gov/meetings/v2i_feedback.htm

FTA: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning, Closed Date: 11/3/2014.
http://www.fta.dot.gov/grants/13077_16135.html


Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program Inviting Select Cities and Countries to Compete for Funding and Support
http://www.bloomberg.org/press/releases/bloomberg-philanthropies-global-road-safety-program-inviting-select-cities-countries-compete-funding-support/

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right
http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/09/la-mayor-we-will-be-the-first-city-with-true-autonomous-vehicles/380915/

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Answers the Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Upcoming Connected Vehicle Pilots Program
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=8f69e9f3-1644-4365-ab16-f681002ba99f&c=77da6f90-5104-11e3-8e6b-d4ae52a4597c&ch=7a7c1c80-5104-11e3-8e6c-d4ae52a4597c

Frequently Repeating Safety Messages Can Help Change Driver Behavior
http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/092614signs.aspx

“Big Three” Highway Safety Challenges Top State Safety Chief’s Agenda
http://www.ghsa.org/html/media/pressreleases/2014/20140930poole.html


Model Long-Range Transportation Plans: A Guide for Incorporating Performance-Based Planning
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/performance_based_planning/mlrtp_guidebook/fhwahep14046.pdf
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
http://transweb.sjsu.edu/PDFs/research/1227-automated-transit-networks.pdf
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
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/acrp/acrp_syn_059.pdf

Improving work-zone safety for visually impaired pedestrians
http://www.cts.umn.edu/Publications/catalyst/2014/september/safety

DOT investigates license plate readers for traffic safety
http://gcn.com/articles/2014/09/22/alpr-rfi.aspx

Traffic Roundabouts Present Steep Learning Curves for Some Localities
http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/09/traffic-roundabout-education/95387/

Reform Transport Engineering: Expand Beyond Just Roadway Level of Service (LOS) Ratings
http://www.planetizen.com/node/71447



New Report Shows How to Reduce Vehicle Pollution, Create Financial Savings on a Global Scale
http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/kaidbenfield/824731/new-report-shows-how-reduce-vehicle-pollution-create-financial-savings-global-sc

Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)
http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/09/23/sustainable-transportation-could-save-the-world-and-save-100-trillion/



Google’s Waze announces government data exchange program with 10 initial partners
http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/10/02/googles-waze-announces-government-data-exchange-program-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
http://www.insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/10/02/california-is-a-long-way-from-driverless-cars-consumer-watchdog-tells-insurance-a-562644.html#.VC9k4Ba9aSp

Could pay-to-play lanes solve urban gridlock?
http://grist.org/cities/could-pay-to-play-lanes-solve-urban-gridlock/

Combine Uber With Driverless Cars, and Nine Out of Ten Vehicles Become Obsolete
http://betabeat.com/2014/09/combine-uber-with-driverless-cars-and-nine-out-of-ten-vehicles-become-obsolete/

How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/09/23/connected-car-traffic-enforcement-featured/







Google releases developer guidelines for the Android Auto apps
http://telematicswire.net/google-releases-developer-guidelines-for-the-android-auto-apps/

Europe

2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expro (ICCVE), -- Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3 - 7, 2014.
http://www.iccve.org/2014/


2014 ANNUAL POLIS CONFERENCE - INNOVATION IN TRANSPORT FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND REGIONS, -- Madrid, Spain, November 17 - 28, 2014.
http://www.polisnetwork.eu/2014conference

Call for papers: 18th EURO Working Group on Transportation, Delft, The Netherlands, July, 14 – 16 2015.
http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ed304281ad71e45d34fcf1334&id=648663c7ab&e=81aba6cc03

ConnecteDriver, -- Brussels, January 28 - 29, 2015.
http://www.connectedriver.events/speakers

Call for paper: 22nd ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, October 5 - 9, 2015.
http://www.itsworldcongress.com/bordeaux-2015/





Tomorrow's cities - the lamp-posts watching every move
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28159732



Europe’s major motorbike firms go high-tech to cut accidents
http://thenewage.co.za/139185-9-53-Europes_major_motorbike_firms_go_hightech_to_cut_accidents

Australia & New Zealand

2016 Asia Pacific Student Excellence Scholarship Program
http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/home/student-scholarships

23rd ITS World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, October 10 - 14, 2016.
http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/


City of Auckland, New Zealand Selects HP to Drive Groundbreaking Future Cities Initiative
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=1805485#.VC9JURa9aSp

New plan for smart road transport
http://www.psnews.com.au/wa/Page_WApsn2526.html

Middle East

Gulf Traffic, -- Dubai, December 8-10, 2014.
http://www.gulftraffic.com/

Asia


1st IRF Asia Regional Congress, -- Bali, Indonesia, November 17-19, 2014
http://www.irfnews.org/event/1st-asia-regional-congress/

Thailand to consider electronic tags for tourists following double murder
http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?c=setreg®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: http://news.asiaone.com/news/ride/lta-calls-tender-singapores-next-generation-erp-system#sthash.QBcaqev0.dpuf
http://news.asiaone.com/news/ride/lta-calls-tender-singapores-next-generation-erp-system

Career Development

Faculty Job in US: Faculty Position in Next Generation Transportation Systems, University of Michigan
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3GHbcRcHbFYaW9aQndSaFZFeTA/view

COTA Community

Call for Abstract: 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, Deadline: October 24, 2014.
http://stc.utk.edu./STCevents/rss2015/

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Transportation on “Catastrophic Event Management.”
http://sersc.org/journals/IJT/cfp/IJT_SERSC%20Journal%20Special%20Issue%20Proposal%20_11-1.pdf

7th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management - DEADLINE EXTENDED - Dec. 15, 2014.
http://www.tdmsymposium.org/
http://papers.tdmsymposium.org/index.php/index/index/index/index

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!

COTA Call for Paticipation

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