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Monday, October 22, 2012.

Vol. 10-2012-10-22

Dear COTA Members and Friends:

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China in Development

Intertraffic China 2013; Connecting Innovation to Infrastructure -- Shanghai, China. March 4 - 6, 2013.

CRTS China 2013 - No.1 Rail Transit Exhibition in Asia -- Shanghai, China. April 28 - 30, 2013.

ITS Expro 2013 (Shenzhen) -- Shenzhen, China. May 28 - 30, 2013.

Rail+Metro China 2013 -- Shanghai, China. June 4 - 6, 2013.

CITP 2013 - the 5th International Intelligent Transportation and Parking Equiptment Exhibition -- Shanghai, China. June 25 - 27, 2013.

"The image representatives" of Chinese ITS.

The key of congestion releasing is to improve the quality of traffic management.

Freeway congestion (in China) needs systematic analysis.

North America

Transpo 2012 - ITS: It's not that scary, -- Bonita Springs, Florida, October, 28 - 31, 2012.

AERIS Fall/Winter 2012-13 Webinar Series Announcement.

Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting. -- Washington, D,C., January 13 - 17, 2013.

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data -- Irvine, California. October 23 - 25, 2013.
TRB is sponsoring the 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data on October 23-25, 2013, in Irvine, California. The conference is designed to explore future research needs as well as recent findings, new methods, and new software related to visualization in transportation and data.

Call for abstract: ITS America's 23rd Annual Meeting & Exposition -- Nashville, Tennessee, April 22 - 24, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation Updates the ITS Strategic Research Plan, 20102014.

ITS America Announces Call for Entries for 2013 Best of ITS Awards.

T3 Webinar: Keeping Risks in Check: Applying the Updated FHWA Model Systems Engineering Document to Adaptive Signal Control Technology Systems (ASCT) Implementation.

Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for Traffic Incident Management Applications.

Guidelines for Disseminating Road Weather Advisory & Control Information.

Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition.

Curbing Teen Driver Crashes: An In-Depth Look at State Novice Driver Initiatives.
This publication looks at what states are doing to address teen driver safety through strengthening Graduated Driver License (GDL) laws; ensuring law enforcement support for these laws; engaging parents and teens; improving driver education; and garnering consistent media coverage.

Enhancing Internal Trip Capture Estimation for Mixed-Use Developments.

ANN ARBOR: Local resident given Mercedes Benz 'smart car' to drive in UMTRI stud.

South America

TranspoQuip Latin America 2012. -- Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 21 - 23, 2012.


Call for paper: 5th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications.

3rd International Conference on Urban Transportation Systems, -- Paris, France, November 12 - 14, 2012.

First European Aviation Conference, -- Berlin, Germany, November 22 - 23, 2012.

V2X for Auto Safety and Mobility Europe 2013, -- Frankfurt, Germany, February, 20 - 21, 2013.

Final DETRA project key materials now published.


AITPM National Conference 2013.

Mobility Management Australia: Pedestrian signals countdown timers. Time to move on.

Middle East

Gulf Traffic - Keep the Middle East on the Move. Abu Dhabi, Nov. 19 - 21, 2012.

3rd Annual Road Planning and Construction - Middle East, -- Doha, Qatar, February 25 - 28, 2013.


2nd Annual Conference on Operation, Maintenance and Tolling in Road Sector. -- New Delhi, India, November 5 - 6, 2012.

BBC News India: Delhi row over bus lane reveals class divide.

COTA Community

2012 International Workshop on Mobile Source PM2.5 Emmission Controls. -- Beijing, China. December 19 - 20, 2012. Emission Workshop Flyer.pdf

16th Internaltional Conference; Road Safety on Four Continents. -- Beijing, China. May 15 - 17, 2013.

The 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety?ICTIS 2013?Wuhan, China, 2013

Job Opportunities

Traffic Operations Researcher, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

IT Traffic Management Systems Engineer, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Senior Transportation Systems Faculty Position, University of South Florida. Transportation Systems Faculty Position October 5 2012.pdf

COTA Call for Paticipation

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